Exclusive Chat With Eminem: Countdown To 'Relapse' And 'We Made You'

Major news! With Eminem's sixth album, Relapse, around the corner (it's due May 19), and the accompanying single, "We Made You," just days from release, we nabbed a super-exclusive interview with the man who has become hip-hop's most notorious living spitter.

We catch up with Em after a five-year hiatus from the spotlight -- a hiatus during which he's battled addiction, lost Kim to a second divorce and lost his best friend, DeShaun "Proof" Holton to gun violence. But Marshall Mathers is a survivor. We've known that from day one, when he broke out of the obscurity portrayed in 8 Mile to establish himself as a force to be reckoned with in the rap game. In other words, he's seen too much in this life to let tragedy disrupt his flow.

In the clip below, that same force -- now a flat-out legend -- checks in from the set of "We Made You," the Relapse single slated for an MTV premiere on Tuesday (April 7). From the comfort of a chair next to a console that looks like it could be part of the Star Trek set, what looks like a brown-haired (!!!) Em, minus the baby fat, fills us in on his choice to re-enlist the services of video director Joseph Kahn (Britney Spears, Chris Brown, 50 Cent, U2). Apparently the "Without Me" director is particularly attuned to the essence of Eminem, making him the perfect choice to guide Em out of hiatus and into a fresh video incarnation of his trademark sound.

Em also gets into the psychology of "We Made You," revealing it to be a mind game designed to seduce every woman alive. Watch, love and get hyped for Eminem's exclusive MTV video premiere of "We Made You" on Tuesday!