What is [artist id="502642"]Eminem[/artist] up to?
Some photos from Santa Monica, California, surfaced online over the weekend in which Em is wearing all white and appears to be on some type of video set. Could it be for a clip from his forthcoming LP, Relapse?. His label has no comment as to where the pictures are from, but Em's good friend [artist id="860639"]50 Cent[/artist] had plenty to say about his friend/collaborator.
While 50 was shooting his latest film, "Dead Man Running," in Europe, he took some time out to tell MTV UK that Eminem reminds him of his grandmother.
"It's always a pleasure working with Em for me," 50 said. "When I leave here, I'm actually going back to the States, to Detroit, to work with him again. You know, me and Em, we work really close together. He's like a relative to me. ... He's done something for me. He's like my grandmother. He's someone that provided an opportunity for me to take care of myself when I couldn't take care of myself. My grandma did it when I was a child, and then Em provided the opportunity for me as an adult."
So far, Em and Fif have recorded three songs for their respective LPs: Relapse and Before I Self Destruct.
On Friday, an unfinished Eminem and [artist id="1061"]Dr. Dre[/artist] track labeled "Number One" hit the Internet. The leaked song is going to be featured on Big Mike and Neptune's upcoming 4th Quarter Pressure Part 2. The track finds Em apparently referring to verses that Dr. Dre may rap in the finished version. According to a source close to the Shady/Aftermath camps, the record was never meant to make it off the cutting-room floor, and it's not currently scheduled to be on either Eminem's Relapse or Dr. Dre's Detox. We also found out that the official title for the record is "Breaking Bottles."
Both Relapse and Detox are due sometime in 2009. Before I Self Destruct is slated for February 4.