Eminem Schedules “Recovery” For June 22
Ends up Eminem won’t be relapsing again. A press release announced that instead of calling his new album Relapse 2 as planned, the Detroit lyricist has changed the title of his long awaited LP to Recovery.
In a statement Em justified the name change by saying that the music on the project sounds dissimilar to his original concept. “I had originally planned for Relapse 2 to come out last year,” he said. “But as I kept recording and working with new producers, the idea of a sequel to Relapse started to make less and less sense to me, and I wanted to make a completely new album. The music on Recovery came out very different from Relapse, and I think it deserves its own title.”
Shady has went into the studio with a variety of producers for the new disc including DJ Khalil, Just Blaze, Jim Jonsin and Boi-1da—who produced Drake’s hit collaboration “Forever” with Em, Kanye West and Lil Wayne last year.
In February Slim’s DJ, The Alchemist, talked to XXLMag.com about the Grammy-award-winning MC’s chemisty with Just Blaze and DJ Khalil. “Khalil—who I think is like the best producer right now to me—he had been sending records to Em for a while,” Al said in a previous interview. “Em knew he was dope but they haven’t found the right one. And I think they found a couple joints now… the joints they have are crazy.”
As far as Marshall Mathers’ work with Blaze: “They really vibed and made some music, beyond like Just just sending him beats,” ALC said.
Recovery is set to hit stores on June 22, the same day as Diddy’s Last Train to Paris. —Jesse Gissen