Eminem's 'Work Horse' Ethic May Deliver Album Sooner Than Expected

'If he told me that he had an album ready right now, I would believe him,' Royce Da 5'9" says of Em's upcoming solo LP.

[artist id="502642"]Eminem[/artist] has devoted most of his studio time over the past few weeks to helping Slaughterhouse complete their Shady Records debut Welcome to: Our House, but Marshall recently confirmed — to the delight of fans — that he's started to work on his eighth solo album, and Royce Da 5'9" wouldn't be surprised if his boss has already banked more than a few records.

"I've actually kinda just started. I've been on the move a little bit too, so in between things, I sneak songs in here and there," Em revealed during a recent interview with Slaughterhouse. "We actually just finished the [Slaughterhouse] album last week ... Now I've got time to be able to start doing things for my own project."

But despite Em's claims to be in the early stages of recording, Slaughterhouse's Royce Da 5'9" is confident that at the pace he works, Shady might already have a sizeable catalog at his fingertips.

"Marshall is the type that never really stops recording, so when you get in the studio he's in the back room where the booth is and the door is locked," Royce said on the set of Slaughterhouse's "Throw it Away" video, where Em made a cameo. "Nobody's allowed back there, nobody ever knows what he's doing. All I know is that he's constantly working, so if he told me that he had an album ready right now, I would believe him because he's like a work horse. He works every day."

During his studio time with Slaughterhouse, Eminem admitted that he's been using "all of Dre's little tricks, I've stolen over the years" to perfect songs, and that should translate into a memorable body of work. Em released his last solo LP, Recovery, in 2010.

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