Hip-Hop Heads, rejoice: Eminem will reportedly release a new album — his eighth — later this year, coinciding with the rappers scheduled appearances at a string of summer music festivals.
The news comes from Paul Rosenberg — Em’s manager and head of the “Not Afraid” star’s label, Shady Records. Eminem’s latest effort is being eyed for release sometime after the last weekend in May, Rosenberg told Billboard Sunday.
“We fully expect to be releasing a new Eminem album in 2013. He’s been working on it for some time. It’s safe to say that it will be post-Memorial Day at some point, but we’re not exactly sure when. We’ve got some dates locked in for him to perform live in Europe in August, so we’re trying to see what else lines up.”
The still-untitled album will be Eminem’s first since 2010’s Recovery, which topped both the US and the UK charts. The 40-year-old emcee has been keeping busy working on projects through Shady Records, including an LP from hio-hop collaborative Slaughterhouse.