The Detroit Tigers may have been swept out of baseball's World Series by the San Francisco Giants, but the D still has plenty to celebrate now that there are signs that their native son Eminem will be dropping his eighth solo album next year.
Over the weekend, Eminem's official online store debuted a Marshall Mathers baseball cap styled like the famous blue-and-white hat the Tigers wear. Instead of the iconic D, the new Slim Shady-inspired headwear features a backwards E and an inscription with the years Em dropped each of his solo albums on the side panel. "Side panel is dedicated to the landmark Eminem solo albums. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Marshall Mathers Foundation," reads the description on the site.
The 1996 inscription commemorates the release of indie debut Infinite while 2010 marks the drop of Marshall's last LP Recovery, but fanatics with a keen eye noticed the 2013 entry that points to a new album for next year — even though his label has not confirmed a date.
In August, while out promoting Slaughterhouse's Shady Records debut, Em confirmed to MTV News correspondent Sway Calloway that he was once again in album mode. "I've actually kinda just started. I've been on the move a little bit too, so I've in between things, sneak songs in here and there," Em said during a radio interview flanked by Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz, Royce da 5'9" and Crooked I.
Last month, platinum producer No I.D. confirmed exclusively with MTV News that he and Em have made plans to hit the studio together. "I definitely sat down and spoke with Eminem about working and we agreed to get in the studio and see what we could do," he said. "He's one of the best, I want to work with one of the best and try and give some music contributions. I think that would be one of the next steps in that lineage of what I'm trying to do."
On top of his solo mission, last week SIlm Shady also teamed up with his pal 50 Cent to shoot a video for Fif's upcoming Street King Immortal album in Michigan Central Station in Detroit.
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