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Eminem Album Still Set for June 22, Despite Leak

Recovery, Eminem’s highly anticipated new album, leaked onto the ‘net on Monday night (June 7), close to two weeks before it’s official release date. But according to his publicist, Dennis Dennehey, the disc will not be pushed up.

Dennehey confirmed with that Shady’s sixth studio LP, is still set to hit stores on June 22, as planned.

Shady’s longtime partner in rhyme, Royce da 5’9”, took to his twitter account to comment on the event. “Eminem’s album leaked today… MC’s how do you feel about what you do,” he asked.

As previously reported, the 16-track disc features guest spots from Lil Wayne, Pink and Rihanna, as well as production by Just Blaze, DJ Khalil, Jim Jonsin, Boi-ida and Havoc, among others.

In related news, Drake’s long awaited major label debut, Thank Me Later, also hit the web two weeks before it was expected. Prior to earlier reports that it would be rushed to stores a week ahead of schedule on June 8, the rapper took clarified on Twitter  that it was still dropping on June 15. —Elan Mancini

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