[artist id="502642"]Eminem[/artist] has said that the forthcoming Relapse 2 will be more “emotionally driven,” and pointed out that he’s working with some new collaborators.
“[The album] is gonna be a lot different than people expect,” Eminem said in an interview on his Shade 45 satellite-radio station last week. “As far as the contrast from the last album to this one, I got a couple of tracks with [[artist id="1162870"]D12[/artist]‘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.”
Blaze — who has worked in the past with [artist id="1269"]Jay-Z[/artist], [artist id="1230523"]Kanye West[/artist], [artist id="1270"]Usher[/artist], [artist id="976"]Mariah Carey[/artist], and many others — talked about working with Eminem during an interview with Distortion to Static
that was posted on Monday.
“Now that he’s put it out there, I am working with Eminem on his new album,” Blaze said. “We are working on Relapse 2 pretty heavily. As of yesterday, we’ve done about six or seven records. I go back in with him in a couple of weeks and do three or four more maybe. I’ve been quietly goin’ back forth from New York to Detroit the past two months, just gettin’ a feel for it and gettin’ a feel for working with each other. He hasn’t worked with too many people outside his camp. I haven’t worked with him before. We got a good working relationship now, a good friendship now, so the records is comin’ out good.”
While Eminem has kept a fairly low profile in the weeks since the first Relapse was released, he told Shady 45 that he’ll decide whether to go on tour after the second album is released.
“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.”