Slaughterhouse’s Royce Da 5’9 has confirmed recent reports claiming partner in rhymes Eminem is currently grinding it out in the studio and putting together a new solo album.
Although mum on the details, Royce gave a brief update on Em’s current activity.
“Em is fantastic,” Royce said in an interview with radio personality Tim Westwood. “He’s in the studio right now, in between mixing our stuff and working on his solo stuff. He’s keeping hisself real busy.” (“Tim Westwood TV”)
Earlier in the week, Slim Shady announced Slaughterhouse’s billing at next month’s Hot 97 Summer Jam concert and hinted at solo plans.
“Yeah, well I actually talked to the guys and they want to do it. So I guess we’ll just make it official? Slaughterhouse performing Summer Jam, June 3rd,” Em said in an interview with radio personality Peter Rosenberg. “[I’d tell them] just be themselves. Be them. I really feel like, this group, like you said, I feel like hip-hop needs this. And I think people will see when this album comes out. … Right now, I’m finishing up everything on the Slaughterhouse album and kind of getting into my next record a little bit. There’s basically a couple things I’ve been working on. I’m starting to toy.” (Hot 97)
Back in February, Em’s 2010 solo effort, Recovery, reached four times platinum status.
Following two diamond plaques in 2011, Eminem has earned yet another feather in the cap as his 2010 album Recovery has earned a 4x platinum certification from the RIAA. Apart from this, his single ‘Love The Way You Lie’ is 2011’s highest certified song with sales exceeding 5 million. Does he have any competition? (Hip Hop N More)
In summer 2011, Interscope Records’ Vice Chairman Steve Berman announced Em made history with the LP.
This record-setting career milestone comes just one week after the artist landed at No. 1 with Hell: The Sequel, the release from Bad Meets Evil, the duo formed by Eminem and fellow Detroit native Royce Da 5’9.” This marks the first time in the last five years an artist has scored two No. 1 albums within a 12-month period. “Recovery selling 1 million digital albums is an incredible achievement by an incredible artist,” says Interscope Records’ Vice Chairman Steve Berman in a release. (USA Today)
Check out Royce Da 5’9’s interview below: