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Eminem has officially confirmed that he is working on a new album!!

Eminem hopped on the phone with Hot 97's Peter Rosenberg to announce that his Shady Records signees Slaughterhouse will be performing at Summer Jam, taking place on June 3rd.

The Detroit, Michigan rapper announced that the quartet will hit the stage during the event, which will also feature performances from Nicki Minaj, DJ Khaled, Maybach Music Group and more.

"Yeah, well I actually talked to the guys and they want to do it. So I guess we'll just make it official? Slaughterhouse performing Summer Jam, June 3rd," he said, sharing advice for the group. "Just be themselves. Be them. I really feel like, this group, like you said, I feel like Hip Hop needs this. And I think people will see when this album comes out."

Marshall Mathers also revealed that he has begun work on the follow-up project to 2010's Recovery.

"Well, right now, I'm finishing up everything on the Slaughterhouse album and kind of getting into my next record a little bit. There's basically a couple things I've been working on. I'm starting to toy."

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This post includes:
-MTV promo
-pictures from Comerica Park (on stage and behind scenes)
-an up to date timeline of the concert last night

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Also Stanleys there were people shooting something during the show....sooo we are thinking a dvd is in the future!


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Days before his seventh album, Recovery, dropped, Eminem sat with VIBE for a short convo

VIBE: How'd you feel about the response to "Forever"?
Eminem: The response was great. I didn’t really look it like I’m competing against these guys. I’m on a record with them, but I just wanted to make a good song. Certainly, the response helped, as far as me being able to feel good about myself again. It took me so long to just even be able to do that. I was pretty down for a few years. I went through some things and not just with addiction, some personal setbacks and I was down. Just being able to get back up again feels good. I think everything played a factor of where I’m at now.

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Really sir?

I have never really been a Nelly fan, even when he was Hip-Hop's golden ticket, making nursery rhymes into hits.

However, according to certain music authorities like Billboard and Nielson Soundscan, Nelly has done quite well for himself in regards to sales in the first half of the 2000's; unfortunately, Nelly is not clear on just how well he did.

In the video above, Nelly took to the stage to perform one of his hits "Hot in Herre" and decided to talk a little ish while he had the attention, probably a considerable amount of champagne in his system, oh and of course a mic.

According to Nelly, he is the "biggest selling rap artist of the decade." You could tell in the video, as those very words topple out of his mouth, he realized his error once they came to fruition.

I for one will not relish in the obvious because Nelly is as wrong as chinese slippers worn in a blizzard. I do recall seeing Eminem at the number 1 spot on Billboards artists of the Decade list and Nelly at number 3, but hey let that man live; we all need to have one of those moments where we stretch the truth just a bit.

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Eminem has once again teamed up with Nike's Jordan Brand, this time to celebrate his new book "The Way I Am." The new limited edition shoe will be available exclusively on the official Jordan Brand "Fight Club" website ( starting December 18th at 7pm (eastern). Only 313 (Detroits area code) pairs will be available for purchase.

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Eminem "Retro 2" Jordan shoe are currently planned to sell for $110 and will come with limited-edition Air Jordan t-shirt. A donation from the Jordan Brand will be made to Eminem's Marshall Mathers Foundation, an organization dedicated to helping disadvanted youth.


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December 12, 2008 12:01 AM ET
Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.
Eminem has revealed details of his long-awaited new album, "Relapse," in an exclusive interview with Billboard, conducted via email. The set is due next spring from Shady/Interscope.

Eminem is working on "Relapse" with longtime collaborator Dr. Dre, who put his own album, "Detox," on the backburner to help bring the project to completion.

"Me and Dre are back in the lab like the old days, man," Eminem says. "Just him banging away on tracks and me getting that little spark that makes me write to it. I don't have chemistry like that with anyone else as far as producers go -- not even close. Dre will end up producing the majority of the tracks on Relapse.' We are up to our old mischievous ways ... let's just leave it at that."

A handful of songs intended for "Relapse" have leaked online, most recently "Crack a Bottle," leaving Eminem "really heated. It wasn't close to finished, and it even has me doing guide vocals for Dre as a suggestion of how he could lay his verses down. It's like someone catches you peeping in your window before you got the Spider Man costume all zipped up! Nobody is supposed to see that. We are gonna finish it up though and get it out there how it's supposed to be."

Eminem also responded to producer Swizz Beats' recent comment that he'd submitted a track for the project described as a sequel to the hit single "Stan," telling Billboard, "I haven't worked with Swizz on this album.

"There isn't a 'Stan 2,' and there won't be," he says. "Stan drove his car off a bridge and I'm not writing a song as Stan's ghost. That would just be really corny."

While working on "Relapse," Eminem was also writing his autobiography, "The Way I Am," with Sacha Jenkins. The book has received favorable reviews and has spent time in the top 20 of the New York Times hardcover nonfiction best-sellers list.

"For me, writing an album is an entirely different process from making this book," he says. "The album requires a certain focus of mine that I can't really explain -- let's just say it's all I can really do while I'm doing it. With the book, the process was much more spread out, like, 'Let's get you together with Sacha for a few hours next week. Let's go thru these photos and artwork, etc.' The book was a lot more of a focus here-and-there thing as opposed to music, which totally consumes me every second."
Eminem goes into great detail in "The Way I Am" about how much he was impacted by the 2006 shooting death of fellow Detroit rapper Proof, who was one of his best friends.

"Opening the book with Proof's chapter was real important for me," Eminem says. "Everything from my past moving into my future is marked by his passing. It's sort of like life when Proof was with us, and life after -- a real dividing factor. He means more to me than a book chapter could describe, but I'm glad I was able to put him first, like he did for me so many times."
As for Shady Records' 2009 roster, Eminem says 50 Cent's delayed "Before I Self Destruct" will be out in February. "He's still working on it and getting back together with me and Dre next week to finish up," he says. "I have a couple of tracks on there with him. It's sick."

Afterward, Ca$his will release the follow-up to his 2007 "County Hound EP." Says Eminem, "People are going to be surprised what he is capable of. I produced a bunch of records on there as well."


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