Grammy-winning rapper Eminem recently discussed long-time producer Dr. Dre‘s impact on his upcoming Relapse album and the process of finding his new song ‘We Made You.”
While Em has been known to produce, the rapper has allowed the former N.W.A. member control the overall sound of his fifth album.
“Dre produced most of the album, basically all of the album except for maybe one or two songs,” Em said in an interview. “It was great, we got in there. We were looking for this song for a long time, you know, and finally one day it just hit us. We got the record, went in and made it and Dre just put his touches on it, made everything bigger, had the rhyme and it was, you know, that’s basically it.” (Rap Radar)
His first music video in five years, aside from collaboration appearances, will air on MTV next week.
‘We Made You,’ Eminem’s first video in five years, premieres on MTV Tuesday, April 7 at 6 a.m. While Eminem has struck a provocative balance between the serious to the silly with his videos, the shocking headlines from his outrageous clips will probably always overshadow his more dramatic work. (MTV)
He has also announced plans to drop a second album before the end of 2009.
“A lot of people were expecting Relapse to drop last year,” Eminem said in a statement. “I was one of them. Then Dre and I went back in the studio in September for a few days, and that turned into six months. We were on such a roll; we wound up with a ton of new music produced by Dre. Putting out Relapse 2 will let everyone get all of the best stuff.” (Press Release)
Aside from his own projects, D12‘s Bizarre recently said a group album is currently in the works.
“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)
Check out Em talking about Dr. Dre below: