Rumors of a new Eminem album have been circulating around the web since early July when, in an interview with Uproxx, the Defiant Ones director Allen Hughes let it slip while responding to a question about Dr. Dre’s recent business moves. Hughes said,
“Dre still records. People don’t know this: Dre records every day. Literally, he’s in there recording songs every day. He’s like Picasso in that way. He’s always painting. Right now he’s producing, in the 11th hour, a track for Eminem’s latest album. So Dre’s still real active in music, you know?”
Then 2 Chainz added to the speculation when pictures of Daniel Son Necklace Don and Em surfaced along with his interview on DJ Drama’s Shade 45 program, ‘Streetz Iz Watchin.’
2 Chainz was speaking on recording with Em when he revealed that the verses were for his new album after a phone call was made by D-12 member, Denaun Porter.
Now a third piece of evidence has risen, this time from long-time producer Mr. Porter via a live stream.
Answering a bevy of questions about Eminem’s forthcoming record, to one in particular, Porter declared the album “done” and also described it as “amazeballs.”
“Am I working on Eminem’s new album? No, we are done. How about that?” Porter said.
If this is indeed true, this will be Em’s first full-length project since his 2013 effort, Marshall Mathers.
Seeing how popular surprise albums are, there may be no real date etched out for us.
But with the success of 4:44, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t interested to see what this veteran has in the tank.
We’ll have to be on watch ’till then.