Eminem to Re-Release Relapse in December, Promises Sequel for 2010

Instead of dropping an entirely new album as planned by the end of the year, Aftermath/Interscope will re-release a special edition of Relapse next month.

Titled Relapse: Refill, the disc will feature seven new tracks including “Forever” featuring Drake, Kanye West and Lil Wayne, the DJ Hero bonus cut “Take My Ball” and five never-released songs. “I want to deliver more material for the fans this year like I originally planned,” Em said in a press release. “Hopefully these tracks on the Refill will tide the fans over until we put out Relapse 2 next year.”

The Detroit lyricist explained that he needed more time to finish the sequel disc. “I got back in with Dre and then a few more producers, including Just Blaze, and went in a completely different direction which made me start from scratch,” Shady said. “The new tracks started to sound very different than the tracks I originally intended to be on Relapse 2, but I still want the other stuff to be heard.”

Relapse: Refill will hit stores on December 21. —Brooklyne Gipson

  • RapMusic23

    Sounds like a good idea,cant wait! Im buying Relapse Refill this year and Relapse 2 next year.Fuck off haters

  • guy

    yea…….right. Just tell the truth, its close to xmas and you figure you can make some money by re-releasing the cd with a few new tracks. Cant blame him, if they will buy it why not sell it. But, if all you wanted was the songs to be heard you could have put out an EP or just released them on the net.

  • renegade

    Please not another “we made u”. Shady why don’t u jst drop a real mixtape?

  • that nigga

    Understandable.

  • http://DETROITRAP.COM JASON T

    yea sounds good i love dat forever track it wsas the best to date ems verse killed everyone on that track but drake did not bad too but im def gettin this next month cant wait

    O AND GO GET THAT 50 BISD ITS FIREEE

    • Tonyto’sWay

      @ Jason T regarding that BISD comment go and tell that shit to them suckas & them kids from the suburbs who dont know what the fuck hip-hop its all about… ITS FIREEE My nuut sackk lol.. if u wanna talk about fire check out that OB4CL Pt.II and Cop that Till’ the casket drops now thats firee for ya ass!!!….Oh and for Hip-Hop’s sake leave that Curtis Ratson weed plate on the shelves Damn It!!!

      • MileStyle

        whoa whoa whoa STOP i just Downloaded war angel and forever king and liked them i havent listened to 50 since the massacre after being disappointed if bisd is anything like them two mixtapes then its worth checking out on the real we still need gangster shit and cant nobody say what 50 say i was tellin my lil bro this when i heard baby by me seriously what rapper not can but will say that if you have a baby by me you gonna be a millionaire
        I dont hate music i love it infact so i will cop the clipse idk bout ob4cl its not here like it is in the ny i bet everybody in ny gotta copy but in detroit it was probably 4 copies sent here

        • Tonyto’sWay

          nah bro I aint even from NY…Im straight from the West…East San Diego homie…
          and if what you’re saying its true about that Rae album if I was you I would search all over town to find that mothafuckin album I’m not overhyping it just tryin to spread the luv cus that album its that fucking good bro if you’re into dopeass beats n insane rhymes you need to copp that you’d thank me later bro but if dont get it it’d your lost!!!

  • TheCoolest

    This is probably because of atleast one of these reasons:

    1.Interscope found out that fiddy was on the verge of sellin 150K first week out so they paniced and decided to go through with this re-release.

    2.The album sales of Relapse is slowing down in the US,so the tried boosting up the sales with this shit..

    3.They don’t want to waste a whole other album worth of material this year ,since 2010 is more than likely going to be a better year than 2009 economically.

    Verdict: I think it’s pretty safe to say It’s greedy to re-release a successful album that had plenty of promotion, the same year it was originally released…
    album

  • Enlightened

    Are they serious? Boooooooooooooooo!

  • http://-- gaddic

    Whatever as long as Relapse2 is dropping early-mid next year so Dre won’t have an excuse for delaying Detox AGAIN!

    Sounds like that shit is gonna be an undeniable classic
    Relapse was obviously the warm-up
    Em looks like he’s going all-out with this RP2

    Y”aLL HATERS PREPARE FOR TOTAL DOMINATION
    From 2009 FORWARDS=EMINEM

  • nibs

    Eminem sucks
    word

  • Nib killer

    what was that nibs??

  • Bryan

    FUUUUUUUUUUUCKKKKKKKKKK YOUUUUUUUUUUUUU EEEEEEEMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

  • Still a Fan of Fif

    Niggaz hatin on Fifty in this topic too.
    WOW
    why the hate? Are u Game,Ross, or Wayne stans or just frustrated with your lack of economic success

  • http://XXLMAG.COM INTERNET BULLY

    SHUT THE FUCK UP. FIFTY FANS BUY THAT SHIT AND RIDE TO IT IN YOUR 96 GALANTS WHO GIVES A FUCK? HAVE A BABY BY ME HAVE A HAVE A BABY BY ME… WTF IS THAT? EM ONLY DROPPING IT LIKE THAT(NOHOMO) TO PUSH UP TO DOUBLE PLAT. RELAPSE BE ROCKING BUT CANT RIDE TO THE WHOLE JONT… EM PUUTING SOME BLAZE ON RELAPSE 2???? DUN DUN DUUUUUUUN… SHIT GON ROCK. PS… DRE BEATS GETTING WACK.COM… GO TO THE SITE AND SET A PROFILE SUCKA… AND THAT GOES TO ANY REPLYERS WITH THEIR MAMA YELLOW POWDERED BREAST MILK CRUSTED AROUND THEIR MOUTH AND DONT EVEN OWN ANY PRE CHRONIC 2001 THAT WANNA PUT THEIR 2 CENTS TO THAT DONT DO IT SHCLIM SHCLIM… IM A FUCKING BULLY…LOL.

  • CrypticOne

    No one wants this Refill. Interscope should have released his new album. This news blows.

  • mikel

    as long as relapse 2 is dope i dont care if he waits til next year to put it out

  • js416

    ill grab it

    i heard good things about the original relapse

  • mar1

    fuck yall haterz!!!! Refill or no Refill, i dnt care, az long az ill hear gud muzic!!!!
    n yall suckaz, jst wait Relapse 2 mofuckaz!!!!
    2010, its Aftermath bitchz!!!

  • What Up

    Will sales of Relapse Refill add to the Sales of the original Relapse sales?

  • gutt

    yeah keep hatin of 50, BISD is a great album, so was relapse

  • macdatruest

    Em got Botox

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  • adrian smith england

    fuck eminem relapse got the album when it came i aint buying no re fill shit fuck riping off fans no wonder fiddy album flop re fill just a fucking ep waste of my fucking time fuck em all

  • Oaklands Own

    Whats up with all this 50 hate?!?

    What do yall niggas want from dude?!? I admit his albums have been pretty wack lately (massacre / curtis), but thats even more reason to give dude his proops when he puts out a good CD! BISD is dope. Its not GRODT, but he will never be able to create that hunger/magic/buzz that he had at that time.

    Niggas gotta stop being followers! Even if he does 140k (which I doubt will be the actual number) The mf album is bangin! Id give it a 8/10

    ….Back on topic.

    Em is kinda wack for pushing his shyt back like this. I was looking forward to hearing Relapes2. I guess I gotta wait till next phukin year. Why everybody trying to get out of the 4th qtr?!? Niggas aint tryin to make no money?!?!??!?!

    • macdatruest

      FUCK FIDDY-
      Dr. Dre

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  • Toya

    An EP would make more sense to those who already own R1.

  • http://DETROITRAP.COM JASON T

    wtf is with people hatin on eminem?? lol i swear people are retarded but yet i been to 20 differant web sites and 99% of everyone is lovin em and his sales say it ! lol and ur favorite rappers show nothin but love lol haters yall wack lol fall out a window on my fist lol dumbass that aint hiphop but im buyin this 7 new tracks good hold us over untill he once again wins awards and out sells ur favorite rappers lmao and your favorite rappers say hey emm do a track with me shoot even rakim the god says em is the best in a youtube clip lol these haters are funny lol

  • http://DETROITRAP.COM JASON T

    Tonyto’sWay says:

    @ Jason T regarding that BISD comment go and tell that shit to them suckas & them kids from the suburbs who dont know what the fuck hip-hop its all about… ITS FIREEE My nuut sackk lol.. if u wanna talk about fire check out that OB4CL Pt.II and Cop that Till’ the casket drops now thats firee for ya ass!!!….Oh and for Hip-Hop’s sake leave that Curtis Ratson weed plate on the shelves Damn It!!!

    AND THIS GUY ABOVE IM SORRY BUT IN DETROIT I NO LOTS OF BLACK THUGS AND GROWN MEN THATS REAL THAT BE LOVIN AND BANGIN EMINEMS SHIT ALL THE TIME SO SORRY BUT EM GOT THE HOOD TOO RETARD

    • nicholasdelorejo

      It’s funny how the other day Combat Jack did a post about how Pac was overated and as soon as I finished reading it I though of Em fitting the bill as well. Em is nice but I think he is vastly overated for the amount of hype he generates. Why? because for ever good song he makes (beautiful) there are 1 to 2 shit songs (Insane and We Made You) that go with it. I hate how people bring out his sales to defend the haters. Hell Nelly sold more than many lyricists does that make him one of the greats? No. So folks please stop bringing up record sales in order to prove a rapper’s talent. Also I lived in New York, Baltimore, and Atlanta and let me tell you no “Black thugs or grown men” play Em shit like that. Not saying Em’s not popular but he’s definitely not sought out everywhere. And why would any rapper try to get Em on a single. Dude has not once shown any type of versatility in his music other than some crazy shit, his problems, or popular media figures. Em is now just like Dre in today’s climate: known, respected, but nobody cares.

  • money mitch

    Hopefully he re-records the whole album without that whack ass feminine accent!!

  • Face Phoenix

    Nothing but corporate greed. This re-release crap is getting real tiresome. I mean Mariah did it, 50 did it, JT did it and now Em. This strategy is sound for the label but it really shorts the customer. I mean to pay 9.99 to 14.99 again just to get a couple of new songs is just shady [no pun intended]. I hope ppl stop getting drawn into this scheme and send labels a message by not buying these re-releases and forcing labels to produce a better product the first time around or at least give them a discount of some kind like selling a re-released album at 5.99 to 7.99.

  • HipHopFive15

    Im not hatin on Em, nowhere near it, he’s one of my favorite artists to date ever, but come on dog. Like, the relapse was kinda trash. Im not tryina hate, Im just bein honest. Almost every single fuckin song was just random ass crazy weird shit, it was like an entire album of his old self. Even the slim shady lp and the marshall mathers lp had some real real legit serious songs, but every thing ive heard new by him doesnt have anything really behind it. Even his cypher with mos def and black thought, he was just spittin random metaphors and dat reap drug type scenariois. Come on dog you cant be so foolsish at a time when hip hop needs a dude like you, hope you come a lil more serious on relapse 2

  • nick retson

    DOGG EMINEM FUCKIN Fell off sahn its so disappointing. im dissappointed that the same nigga whoe made the infinite album like song like its ok, is now puttin out this SHIT. hes doin it cuz this is what fuckin dumbass kids in america who dont know shit about hip hop wanna listen to. FUCK!! marshall just dont release anything else.. do it for hip hop

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