The long-dormant Eminem has not one but two albums slated for release in 2009, his record company announced today. The highly anticipated "Relapse" will be released May 19, and a second album of all new material, "Relapse 2," will be released in the second half of the year.
"A lot of people were expecting 'Relapse' to drop last year, (and) I was one of them," the Detroit rapper said in a statement. "Then (Dr.) Dre and I went back in the studio for a few days, and that turned into six months. We were on such a roll; we would up with a ton of new music produced by Dre. Putting out 'Relapse 2' will let everyone get out all of the best stuff."
The order of releases is rumoured to be Em's 'Relapse', then 50's 'Before i self Destruct' and then Dre's Detox.