Originally scheduled to drop in 2008, Slim Shady’s long awaited and highly anticipated comeback disc, Relapse, has officially received a May 19th release date.

MTV News reports that not only will Eminem finally deliver his first album in over four years, he also plans to put another CD on shelves by the end of ’09. "A lot of people were expecting Relapse to drop last year," Em shared in a press release. "I was one of them. Then Dre and I went back in the studio in September for a few days, and that turned into six months. We were on such a roll; we wound up with a ton of new music produced by Dre. Putting out Relapse 2 will let everyone get all of the best stuff."

As XXLmag.com previously reported, Shady’s artist 50 Cent – recently revealed that his album, Before I Self Destruct, has been pushed back until after Relapse comes out. – Elan Macini