Eminem announces Recovery album
Eminem has announced he will be releasing a new album, Recovery.
The Grammy-winning rapper, real name Marshall Mathers, originally wanted to drop a sequel to his album Relapse, but changed his mind after getting into the studio.
"I had originally planned for Relapse 2 to come out last year, but as I kept recording and working with new producers, the idea of a sequel to Relapse started to make less and less sense to me, and I wanted to make a completely new album," he explained on his website, Eminem.com.
"The music on Recovery came out very different from Relapse, and I think it deserves its own title."
Recovery, expected on June 22, will be Eminem's seventh album and features collaborations with Just Blaze, DJ Khalil and Jim Jonsin.
Producer Just Blaze reckons the rapper's new material is looking impressive.
"It's getting there, but we still got a lot of work. He's really back on his game. This is definitely going to be up there with the best of his albums, for sure," he said to MTV.com.
"The fact that he's branched out working with a lot of different people now, collaborating in a lot of different ways that he never has before, I think he's going to surprise a lot of people."