Eminem emerged from the bat cave recently, and revealed details about his next album, Relapse 2, which he says he’s completed recording for, and is set to drop later 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, and fans should expect something much different from his recently released album.
“[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.”
While recording the first Relapse, the Detroit rapper had previously explained that he had suffered from writer’s block at times, and to snap outta it, he reverted back to his Slim Shady alter-ego and as he said focused “more on spitting.”
Now, with that out of his system, Em was able to record … and record … and record. He recorded nearly three albums’ worth of material, said a report from MTV. So, he chose the best of the bunch and placed it on these two Relapse album. While he’s said Relapse 2 was already done, he said he might go back in during the mixing process and add new tracks.
Despite a new album in stores, the rapper has been concentrating on putting the finishing touches on the forthcoming project, which is the reason why he has done too much promo for his latest album.
The big question was always: will he go on tour? Em says that when Relapse 2 drops, he decide if he wants to go on tour then.
“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.”