News: Eminem To Re-Release "Relapse" Album, Refills W/ New Songs

Thursday, Nov 19, 2009 10:20AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Grammy-winning rapper Eminem will reportedly treat fans to a bonus edition of his latest album called Relapse: Refill which will contain an additional seven songs.

While details are still emerging, the project is slated for release during next month's holiday season.

Looks like it's going to be a white Christmas after all as Aftermath/Interscope will release Eminem's Relapse: Refill on Dec. 22, a deluxe version which includes the album plus seven new tracks. (Hits Daily Double)

D12's Mr. Porter recently offered some details on Em's upcoming Relapse 2 album.

"This will be the first time I'm producing songs for Em under me without D12," he explained in an interview. "That's big for me. I can't let the cat out the bag yet, but one of the songs is told as if we were back in the day...The reason he's good is not because being white worked to his advantage. It did a little at first, but all day everyday the kid is writing. I don't know if Jay-Z is writing all day. He owns multi-million dollar businesses. Em writes all day. Jay probably comes up with lines [and] that make him one of the greatest. I'm fighting, because Just Blaze came in and kicked a**." (All Hip Hop)

Producer Just Blaze previously said he has been working with Slim Shady on the Relapse sequel for over the past few months.

"Only thing that I'm gonna get into right now, now that he put it out there, I am working with Eminem on his new album, we are working on Relapse 2," Blaze confirmed in an interview. "As of yesterday, he's done about six, seven records. I go back in a few weeks and do three or four more maybe. I've been quietly going back and forth to New York and Detroit for the past two months just getting a feel for it, and getting a feel for each other because he hasn't worked with too many people outside of his camp. We got a good relationship so the records are coming." (Distortion 2 Static)

Gearing fans' anticipation for the album, Em previously broke the news about what content will be on the new record.

"[I'm] pretty much finished as far as recording," Eminem revealed. "I think all that's left to do is mix. And you know, in the mixing process, if I come up with anything else then [it will be on there.] I think it's gonna be a lot different, a lot different than what people expect as far as the contrast from the last record to this one, I think I went back...I got a couple of tracks with Mr. Porter, I got two tracks on the album with him so far, four, possibly five with Just Blaze and I think the overall basis of the record is -- it's more emotional driven. Like the last record, I was more concentrated on spitting, but with this record, I feel like there's some of that, but at the same time I went back to making songs with feels to them as opposed to just rap records...I'm putting everything I got into this next record. All my focus, just everything, I just want to finish that project and I'll take it from there." (Toca Tuesdays)

Relapse: Refill is slated to drop Tuesday, December 22nd.

Check out Eminem speaking on Relapse 2 below:

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