Hip-Hop superstar Eminem‘s long awaited upcoming album Relapse may possibly be pushed into 2009.
According to the New York Post, the Academy Award-winning artist has been working diligently on the forthcoming LP to the point that his December release date appears unlikely to happen.
“Eminem has been through a lot,” an insider told Post. “He is being a perfectionist and is completely obsessive-compulsive about this album.”
While the unnamed source believes the disc will drop in early 2009, there is still a possibility of it coming out before the holidays.
“There’s a 50-50 chance it will be done the end of this year,” the source added. “But most likely it’ll be the first quarter of next year. It’s great.”
For now, there is no official release date for Relapse.
As previously reported by SOHH, Em premiered a freestyle and revealed details on his comeback disc during a release part for his book The Way I Am last month.
In support of the book, which details his personal life, the mega-star threw a special event at a secret location in New York City where he unveiled a freestyle titled “I’m Having A Relapse.” Falling just below two minutes, the extracted verse reminds Em’s core audience of his witty wordplay and promises a return as the chorus chants “Guess who’s back?”
“How the hell did he manage to get more felony charges/he’s already got life in jail, man/what the h*ell is his problem/well to be honest, the smell of these chronic leaves make me hella demonic…” [Listen Here]
The verse offers listeners a dark and playful mind set for Em showing that despite not releasing a solo effort since 2004’s Encore, he is preparing to come back strong with his fifth solo project.
The Way I Am is currently available in all retail bookstores.
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