Eminem’s Relapse Cover Art Spills Onto The Net
One week after XXLMag.com previewed Eminem’s cover story from the upcoming June issue, Slim Shady posted the artwork to Relapse, his first solo album in over four years, on his Twitter account.
Under the post, “This is getting very real…” Em put a link to the colorful cover art, which features the Detroit MC’s image made up of a slew of pills against a black background. Staying with the theme, there is also a prescription order to the rapper under his birth name in the lower left hand corner by none other than Dr. Dre, who produced a majority of the disc.
The album picture addresses Shady’s long-standing drug problems. In the new XXL, he opens up about his addiction, which he blames for his absence. “I wasn’t ready mentally. I wasn’t ready to give up the drugs,” he told XXL editor in chief Datwon Thomas. “I didn’t really think I had a problem. Basically, I went in, and I came out. I relapsed, and I spent the next three years struggling with it. Also, at that time, I felt like I wanted to pull back, because my drug problem had got so bad. I felt like, maybe if I take a break, maybe this will help.”
Relapse, the first of two album Em plans on dropping this year, is set for release on May 19, while his XXL issue hits stands on May 5th. The special collector’s edition also includes an illustrated Marvel comic book with Em and The Punisher. – Elan Mancini