You guys all have watched the TRL finale on your DVR so many times by now so I don’t need to tell you that when Marshall Mathers made his appearance at the MTV studios, he said you could expect his Relapse LP in early ’09. TRL & Marshall Mathers? I just published this post from 2004. Which, actually, is the year of the reclusive rap guy’s last album. In the time since, reports have trickled out suggesting this next record will feature production from Focus, DJ Premier, and Swizz Beat, although all signs point to Dr. Dre cooking the bulk of the Relapse beats. Some weeks ago we heard what might be the first leak from the record, the Dre-helmed “I’m Having A Relapse.” It’s another Dre cut here, this “Number One,” which Eminem-as-ring-announcer introduces as a blast from Slim Shady. Guess who’s back (again) with rhymes about cracked bottles, sloppy models, condoms and Tahoes.
Relapse is due out Q1 via Interscope.
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