News: Eminem Recruits D12 For "Relapse 2" Album, "We're Still Family"
Tuesday, Mar 23, 2010 4:40PM
D12's Bizarre claims Eminem has recruited his rap group to appear on his upcoming Relapse 2 solo album.
In addition to Relapse 2, Biz confirmed reports that another D12 project is in the works.
"We're still recording the third album, and we just finished a song on Relapse 2 for Marshall's album," Bizarre said via phone. Tentatively titled "Hit Me With Your Best Shot," Bizarre says the collaboration shows that despite major losses such as the death of co-founding member Proof, nothing can keep the group down. "We're still family, but everybody's got their own situations going on," he added. "No matter what y'all do, you can't hold D12 down. We've been through a lot of shit, but we're still gonna come back and recover." (Hip Hop DX)
Earlier this month, Biz hinted at a new group album via his popular Twitter page.
"d12 ablum coming soon!!!," he wrote Thursday (March 4). "in the studio with marshall. royce 59. and d12. be looking for the single soon.....hear some of the bar exam 3. royce new mix tape.. its crazy!!." (Bizarre's Twitter)
Last year, the rapper spoke on D12's forthcoming record.
"Everybody's in D12 and we're doing good," Bizarre told radio personality Jenny Boom Boom. "[A new album] is definitely going to happen. We're working on it right now, Marshall Mathers is coming out first with Relapse...I'm on Eminem's album...I'm recording a couple of songs. Big up to Dr. Dre." (Jenny Boom Boom TV)
D12's Mr. Porter previously revealed his involvement on Em's Relapse follow-up.
"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)
A release date for Relapse 2 has not yet been confirmed.
Check out a recent Eminem interview speaking on the new album below: