News: Eminem Gets Boxed In On "Recovery" Album Cover

Monday, May 24, 2010 9:46PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

The cover art to Eminem's upcoming Recovery album has landed online and features the rapper trapped in a glass box.

The art work was released online Monday (May 24) evening and represents one of two covers.

Just ripped these from Em's site. I'm sure higher resolutions will come soon. Hit the jump for the second one. If I had to guess, I would say the first image represents everyone watching him, and the second is supposed to show "the long road to Recovery" for him. Just personal thoughts. Any other ideas? (Hip Hop N More)

The album's first single, "Not Afraid," made Billboard history earlier this month.

Eminem will join a very elite club tomorrow when the new Billboard Hot 100 singles chart is unveiled. "Not Afraid" is the lead single from Eminem's new album "Recovery," due out on June 22. The single is the first to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 since Oct. 17, 2009, when Britney Spears' "3" danced in at No. 1. "Afraid" is only the second rap single to start at No. 1 following "I'll Be Missing You" by Puff Daddy & Faith Evans featuring 112, which began its 11-week run at the summit on the chart dated June 14, 1997. (Billboard)

D12's Bizarre recently spoke on Em's new record.

"He's working on his album right now. He's at the point in his career where he needs us to stand on our own, and just knock it out and he'll come for the finishing touches. It has to be that way," Biz said in an interview. "Yeah [we're on Recovery.] We was actually touring when he did his last album, but we knew it wasn't a big deal because he was doing a part two. So we was like, 'We'll get it on the next one.' Like I said, it's part of us being on our own. We can't be on my man's left nut sack. We got to do what we got to do to make it." (Complex)

Producer Jim Jonsin recently discussed Em's studio work ethic while completing Recovery.

"I heard some songs, he played me some music and it was incredible," Jonsin said about working with Em. "I can say he was great to work with, super cool and laid back, funny guy too, he's got jokes. The music that we did together, I was hoping to do more than the one record we have and I believe we have a very strong song, it could be a single...To me, he's got something strong and I just want to leave it at that...It's a real song, it's different for myself, the direction. It's a direction I haven't gone yet...He knows what he wants. He kinda knows as far as even from the mixing standpoint. He's on it...He let us do our thing but he did his thing and gave us some insight. He had some questions about the lyrics because he can be a bit aggressive and ask if it can be used for radio -- I'm in there with Eminem, so my thing is this guy is a superstar...The guy is very talented." (Rap-Up TV)

Eminem's Recovery is scheduled to drop Tuesday, June 22nd.

Check out Jim Jonsin speaking on Eminem's new album below:

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