News: Eminem's "Recovery" Release Date Moved Up

Monday, Jun 14, 2010 5:20PM

Written by Rosario Harper

A new release date for Eminem's upcoming solo album, Recovery, has been revealed.  

According to reports, Slim Shady's new LP is set to be released next Monday.

The road to Recovery begins a day earlier. Following its leak last week, Eminem's seventh studio album has been officially moved up one day. The rapper's latest collection will arrive in stores and online on Monday, June 21, Rap-Up.com can confirm. It was previously set for a traditional Tuesday release in the U.S. The revised date presumably had to do with its premature leak online. (Rap-Up)

The rapper's album leaked on the Internet earlier this month.

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)

Following the leak, an Eminem representative said there were no immediate plans to push up its release.

Recovery, Eminem's highly anticipated new album, leaked onto the 'net on Monday night (June 7), close to two weeks before it's official release date. But according to his publicist, Dennis Dennehey, the disc will not be pushed up. Dennehey confirmed with XXLMag.com that Shady's sixth studio LP, is still set to hit stores on June 22, as planned. Shady's longtime partner in rhyme, Royce da 5'9", took to his Twitter account to comment on the event. "Eminem's album leaked today... MC's how do you feel about what you do," he asked. (XXL Mag)

Writing on Twitter over the weekend, Em revealed his Lil Wayne "No Love" collaboration music video was still in production.

"We got Wayne's verse filmed before he went away luckily. Gotta shoot the rest of a "No Love" video real soon. Keep your head up Weezy!" (Eminem's Twitter)

Eminem's Recovery will now drop Monday, June 21st.

Check out Havoc speaking on producing Recovery down below:

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