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Eminem Says New Album “Definitely More Upbeat”

During an interview with Esquire magazine reclusive rapper Eminem revealed more details about his highly anticipated album Relapse and his new, more positive state of mind.

“Within the last year, I started learning how to not be so angry about things, learning how to count my fucking blessings instead,” he told Esquire. “By doing that, I’ve become a happier person, instead of all this self-loathing I was doing for a while.”

It seems as if this new attitude has made the MC, known for his angry, aggressive lyrics, switch up his rhyme content in the booth. “The music, I wouldn’t say it’s gotten happier, but it’s definitely more upbeat. I feel like myself again.”

But don’t be alarmed, Em says he still has a lot to be angry about. “Don’t get me wrong, the aggression will still be there,” he added.

Relapse, which will be produced by Em’s mentor Dr. Dre, is scheduled for release in early 2009. –Elan Mancini

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