Marshall, we miss you. The fans have been calling for an Eminem album for years. There's still no official announcement of a single or album release date, but there is hope. Slim Shady appeared on his Sirius Satellite Radio station, Shade 45, and talked with DJ Tony Touch about his impending comeback.
"I always do side projects and produce for artists on the label," he told the DJ. "I'm concentrating on my own stuff right now — just banging out tracks. The more I keep producing, the better it seems I get. I start knowing stuff, learning the boards like the back of my hands."
Although Eminem did not specifically give details about his long-awaited next LP, 50 Cent — while promoting the movie "Righteous Kill" — told U.K. reporters that he recently recorded with Em for the album.
"You think I'm gonna let him make the record and I'm there and not be on the record?" 50 Cent said to ITN during the film's red-carpet premiere. "I had the opportunity to sit with [Eminem] two and half weeks ago for his project," he added. "I stayed with him for the weekend. His project is coming together. They're not gonna be excited till they hear the first single, then they're just gonna go right back to loving him all over again. They're gonna love Em like they loved him the first time he came."
"You'll be seeing him shortly," 50 told the BBC in a separate interview. "He's working. I spent the weekend at his house. Even though he tries to relax and stay home, it's impossible for him to stay in. A lot of material he wrote prior to this is being scrapped. He's got to feel like it's just happened, it's new and it's current. That's just how he is creatively as an artist."
The last time Eminem was on Shade 45, he was promoting his participation on Delicious Vinyl's Rmxxology; his contribution to the project was a remix of Masta Ace's "Slaughtahouse." Em also brought the always crass Ken Kaniff on the station to sing "I Kissed a Boy."