Eminem Says Relapse 2 Will Drop This Year


Vibe | October 8, 2009 - 12:26 pm

Eminem emerged from the bat cave and revealed details about his next album, Relapse 2, which he says is complete and dropping this year.

In an interview on his Shade 45 satellite-radio station Tuesday night (October 6), Eminem explained that he went a different route with the second installment of the Relapse series.

“[The album] is gonna be a lot different than people expect,” Eminem told DJ Tony Touch. “As far as the contrast from the last album to this one, I got a couple of tracks with [D12’s] Mr. Porter, two tracks with him so far. Four, possibly five with Just Blaze. The overall basis of this record, I went back to songs that are more emotionally driven. The last record I made, I think I was concentrating more on spitting. On this album, I feel like there’s some of that, but I went back to songs with [feelings] to them as opposed to just rap records.”

Eminem recorded nearly three albums’ worth of material, according to a report from MTV. While Relapse 2 is already done, Em said he might go back in again during the mixing process and add new tracks.

The big question is: Will Eminem go on tour? Em says he’ll decide after Relapse 2 hits stores.

“During the process of me getting sober and starting to record again like I used to, I got so excited about making music again that I wanted to concentrate [just] on that,” he said. “I started recording so many records that we thought about putting out two albums. Then that became my motivation. I wanted to stay grinding and keep making music. But the time I got engulfed in [Relapse 2], it just kind of worked out this way, where I wanted to fall back from live performances for right now and concentrate on making the best music I could make. After this record comes out, we’ll see what happens from there.”