Word is, Eminem is back in the lab, and this summer, fans can expect a new album, his first in three years.
Shady Records president and Em's longtime manager, Paul Rosenberg, confirmed this week to Billboard.com that the hip-hop star has been working on a new solo project "for some time" and plans to release it "post-Memorial Day."
"We fully expect to be releasing a new Eminem album in 2013," Rosenberg said. "He's been working on it for some time. It's safe to say that it will be post-Memorial Day at some point, but we're not exactly sure when.
"We've got some dates locked in for him to perform live in Europe in August, so we're trying to see what else lines up," he continued.
Eminem's last solo effort, 2010's Recovery, was the best-selling of the year. He returned the following year via a joint LP with Royce Da 5'9 as Bad Meets Evil, titled Hell: The Sequel.
In addition to a new Em project, Shady Records is also eyeing a 2013 release for Yelawolf's sophomore album, as well as 50 Cent's long delayed, Street King Immortal.
Then, after solo albums from Slaughterhouse members Royce Da 5'9″, Crooked I, and Joell Ortiz -- Joe Budden just released his No Love Lost LP -- the group will regroup and begin work on their next album under Shady Records.