Monday, August 25, 2014

Eminem to release a new album on Black Friday

Shady XV on Black Friday
15 years and counting
He just wrapped up his six-date Monster Tour with Rihanna. His eighth studio album The Marshall Mathers LP 2 was released less than a year ago.

But apparently, the 41-year-old Detroit lyricist is far from satiated.

It appears very likely that Eminem will be putting out a new album - either his ninth studio effort or a Shady Records compilation - on Black Friday (November 28).

Nothing has been confirmed yet, but the signs are certainly there:

  • The latest trailer for The Equalizer (with Denzel Washington), which aired during the VMA's, includes snippets from Guts Over Fear (featuring Sia), a brand-new song that is said to appear in both the movie and on the mysterious Shady XV, due out on Black Friday.
  • Em has also teased a short promo video showing flashes of images of his career's greatest hits.
  • There briefly was a page on his official website that displayed Shady XV and Black Friday, but it was soon taken down.
  • The #SHADYXV hashtag has been used by Eminem and several of his Shady Records collaborators.
  • Eminem has also been sporting the phrase on a T-shirt at his Monster Tour concerts.
Shady XV

Will Shady XV be an entirely new album, saluting The Slim Shady LP? A greatest hits record? Or perhaps a compilation album, extending a nod to the 15-year-existence of Shady Records?

Only time well tell. So stay tuned.

Update: The album will be a two-discer. One will feature the label's top hits and the other one will be compiled of all new music.

Update 2: As Black Friday is inching closer, Eminem and his Slaughterhouse cohorts released Shady CXVPHER, a murderous 18-minute freestyle session. Em is catching some serious flack for saying "Play nice? Bitch I'll punch Lana Del Rey right in the face twice/ Like Ray Rice in broad daylight in the plain sight of the elevator surveillance/ 'Til her head is banging on the railing, then celebrate with the Ravens", but I bet he could care less. Check out the full cypher here:

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