News: Eminem Loses "Recovery" On The Internet, Album Leaks

Tuesday, Jun 8, 2010 12:55PM

Written by Rosario Harper

Grammy-winning rapper Eminem's highly-anticipated Recovery album has leaked on the Internet two weeks prior to its due date.

The leak began to circulate online Monday (June 7) afternoon.

It doesn't matter if you're a new kid on the block like Drake or a veteran like Eminem, chances are your new album is bound to leak early at some point. Marshall Mathers is the latest to fall to the leak plague, as his upcoming Recovery hit the Internet on Monday, two weeks before its June 22 official release date, and spread like wildfire. Fan forums immediately blew up with quick-take reviews on the rapper's second album in as many years, raving about the many different sounds Slim Shady tries on over the course of the disc. The opening track, "Cold Wind Blows," finds Em taking aim at some of his favorite targets, viciously daring haters to take him on while dropping references to Elton John, Michael Vick, Aquaman, Michael J. Fox and Mariah Carey before dipping into a sing-songy chorus, "I'm as cold as the cold wind ... blows, bla bla bla blows." (MTV)

This week also saw the early release of Recovery singles like the Rihanna-assisted "Love The Way You Lie."

Rihanna may not have a verse on the laidback Hip Hop cut, but she does a really nice job with the chorus. As usual Rihanna makes this track, just like all her other features. In an eery twist, the entire song is about continuously going back to an abusive relationship. As a result, it fits that Rihanna would want to feature on a song like this. It touches so close to home, which would explain why her words and vocals have a feeling of authenticity. (Toyaz World)

Another track called "Talkin' 2 Myself" hit the Internet this week and featured Em opening up about his past contemplation with dissing Lil Wayne and Kanye West.

"Hatred was flowing through my veins, on the verge of going insane, I almost made a song dissing Lil Wayne. It's like I was jealous of him because of the attention he was getting, I felt horrible about myself. He was spittin' and I wasn't. Anyone who was buzzin back then could of got it, almost went at Kanye too. God it feels like I'm going psychotic. Thank god that I didn't do it, I would of had my a** handed to me. And I knew it, but Proof isn't here to see me through it...." ("Talkin' 2 Myself")

A tracklisting for Recovery was recently released online.

1. Cold Wind Blows 2. Talkin' 2 Myself Feat. Kobe 3. On Fire 4. Won't Back Down Ft. Pink 5. W.T.P. 6. Going Through Changes 7. Not Afraid 8. Seduction 9. No Love Ft. Lil Wayne 10. Space Bound 11. Cinderella Man 12. 25 to Life 13. So Bad 14. Almost Famous 15. Love the Way You Lie Ft. Rihanna 16. You're Never Over (Rap Radar)

Listen to Eminem's "Talkin' 2 Myself" down below:

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