After dropping several hints, Eminem has finally confirmed that he will release an album this winter entitled ShadyXV. He started teasing the LP with #ShadyXV on Twitter, but he recently ramped up his promotional efforts by wearing a t-shirt with the name on it at his homecoming concert with Rihanna at Detroit’s Comerica Park.
The project will be a double-disc LP. One disc will be a “best-of” compilation of Shady Records hits from Em himself, along with 50 Cent, Yelawolf, D-12 and others. The other disc will feature new music from the label’s artists, including Slaughterhouse and Bad Meets Evil. The LP will commemorate Shady Records’ 15-year anniversary and will also be the label’s 15th release.
The first single in the compilation, Eminem’s new song “Guts Over Fear,” recently debuted in the latest trailer for Denzel Washington’s upcoming movie, The Equalizer. Check out a brief snippet in the video below. Thus far, the only songs confirmed for the greatest hits disc are 50 Cent’s “In Da Club” and Eminem’s “Lose Yourself.”
In other news, the Detroit hip-hop venue where Eminem perfected his rhyming skills is planning to re-open, under the management of founder Maurice Malone’s nephew, Derwynn Matthews. “This isn’t a reincarnation. This is a new beginning for us,” wrote Matthews in an email to MLive.com. “We would like to give up-and-coming artists an opportunity to showcase their talent and music even better than they were able to back in the day.”
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