D12’s Mr. Porter may be adding extra pressure to rap mentor Eminem after hinting at when fans can expect Marshall Mathers’ long-awaited Recovery follow-up.
According to Porter, Em’s next solo project should arrive by this fall.
Shady’s fresh beats were “supposed to” drop the day after Memorial Day (May 28)… well, that didn’t happen. Now rumors suggest that the release date is July 2. But according to former D12 rapper and Eminem’s hype man Mr. Porter, it’s more likely that the record will hit air-wives sometime in the fall (or late summer). (M Starz)
Earlier this month, Em clocked in some studio time alongside Aftermath Records protégé Kendrick Lamar.
The Black Hippy crew (Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul and Jay Rock) were in Detroit this Wednesday (June 5), and had the opportunity to link up with Eminem in the studio. Along with Em, Slaughterhouse’s Royce Da 5’9 and Mr. Porter were also in the cut. Will we see a collaboration in the future? Only time will tell. (Baller Status)
Last month, comedian Chris Rock briefly talked about clocking in studio time with Slim Shady.
“Yeah, yeah, but money does that,” Chris jokingly said when an interviewer said Em looked younger in the photo. “I’m 65, man! [laughs] Money is the best lotion in the world. [What were we doing?] I can’t really say. I’m saying, hey, you know, I’ve been on, hey, hey, I was on the Kanye record, maybe I’m on the Eminem record. You never know. You never know!” (Fuse TV)
G.O.O.D Music’s Big Sean recently discussed linking up with Em.
“It was crazy just coming from Detroit. We sat and talked for a couple of hours, even before we did anything musically,” Sean revealed in an interview. “So, I was just telling them how much–how crazy it is man coming from The D. Them was the superstars. Them was the heroes in rap music. And they showed me that you can be worldwide. Cause it was always local heroes, but obviously one of the biggest rappers in the world is from Detroit. It was a big deal there. It was an honor man, straight up.” (NBC Nitecap)
Back in March, rap mogul Dr. Dre updated fans on Em’s long-awaited LP.
“Em is finishing up his project,” Doc revealed in an interview. “And for me, man, I’ve just gotten inspired again to go back into the studio, so I’m just really having fun with life and having fun with being creative and trying new and different things with myself, just trying to stay active. As you know, it’s been almost 30 years for me in music. It’s a little bit difficult to keep getting inspired to get back in there but you know, music is my first love and I’m going to continue to do that as long as I can.” (“Big Boy’s Neighborhood”)