Eminem Gives Details on New Solo Album
Although Slaughterhouse is next up to bat on the Shady Records roster, Eminem is back in the lab working on his upcoming eighth studio album.
The hip-hop superstar called into DJ Whoo Kid’s Shade 45 radio show recently (RadioPlanet.tv), during which he gave an update on the recording process of his upcoming LP, but keeping details brief.
While Em admits he’s in early stages of recording, he says he will definitely go to his mentor Dr. Dre at some point in the process.
“Yeah, of course he’ll be involved,” Em explained. “I usually get going and kind of start going a certain direction and just record what I’m feeling. Then I’ll go see Dre and fill in some of those pieces.”
There is no date set for the project, but this year is shaping up to be a busy one for Eminem.
He and the Shady roster willl head to Asia in August for multiple shows, and Slaughterhouse‘s label long-awaited debut Welcome to: Our House LP is slated to drop on August 28.
Stay tuned for further details.
Also in the interview, Eminem commented on the death of the Beastie Boys’ Adam Yauch (aka MCA), expressing his sorrow over the loss while explaining the trio’s impact on him and hip-hop as a whole.
“The Beastie Boys have always meant so much since they came out. It’s really a shame. The Beastie Boys mean so much to hip-hop,” he said.
“My thoughts and prayers go out to the whole group, and Adam’s family, and everybody,” Eminem added. “It’s just a really sad situation. Those guys and LL made me want to rap. When I saw the Beastie Boys for the first time, you know, ‘Fight For Your Right to Party,’ when I seen that video… it made me realize that it was possible. Just seeing that and being like, ‘whoa, holy sh**’ They were killin’ it.”
Em also discusses Ice-T’s “Art Of Rap” documentary, and what he plans for the 4th of July. Listen to the full interview below.