Eminem Already Crafting Follow-Up

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Rapper Eminem said he is already working on the follow-up to his major-label debut, Slim Shady LP (Feb. 23). The rapper, a protégé of hip-hop überproducer Dr. Dre, said the lyrics for the four songs he's completed are more personal than the rhymes on his new album. "You'll really see who the real me is on the next one," Eminem (born Marshall Mathers) said of the album. "The vision is that after Dre releases his album [The Chronic 2000: (Still Smokin')], I'll put my next one out a couple of months later. I'm just trying to keep it at full steam."