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Now unless you have been living under a rock for the majority of your life, then I am sure you have heard of the 8-Mile rapper that goes by the stage name of Eminem.  Now in recent news, he is dropping his sixth album entitled, Relapse.  The album comes after a hiatus from the music scene that began after his LP, Encore, released back in 2004.  The Michigan native has had a pretty impressive music career thus far, and he looks to impress those who have hated him in the past with his upcoming album, and you know how Slim Shady roles... So this album won't feature any Auto-Tune/808's on it... The album is for sure one of the more anticipated albums of 2009, and many music fans around the world have been wondering when the day that Marshall Mathers would release another LP.  I guess these fans questions have been answered, seeing as the Relapse album is set to be released on May 15th, 2009.

In recent news, Eminem has come under some crazy scrutiny for his music video for the hit single, "We Made You". Why you might ask...?  Well the song and video took some shots at a lot of the celebrities that you and I all love to poke fun at.  The video features some jabs at former VP candidate Sara Palin, along with some remarks about Jessica Simpson, Amy Winehouse, and the ever so good looking, Kim Kardashian.  While the music video may have taken some unneeded jabs and remarks about people, it definitely shows that Eminem is bringing it hard, and is for sure back in the game.  Some people took the song better then others.  Kim Kardashian took a liking to being mentioned in the Eminem song, and stated that she was honored to be brought up by the Detroiter.  Jessica Simpson on the other hand seemed to be pretty displeased with the comments made about her (oh well, why don't you and Tony Homo go do something about it!?).  Anyway, I was glad to see the music video, really showed me that Em is back for good, and it sure was great to see some positive controversy go down in the music industry!

SInce Em has been out of the game, there have been a ton of new musicians and changes to the game.  For one thing, Kanye West is doing his thing and since Em left, has put out three albums and seemed to have taken over the music industry in his absence.  But like any good sports team, the young end up replacing the old in some way or another.  It is hard to do such a thing in the music industry, and by no means has Asher Roth replaced Eminem in anyway or form.  I know Asher hates being compared to Eminem, so I won't even mention the comparison on here, mainly because I agree with him.  They are similar, but for the most part, they are extremely different types of musicians.  Eminem was recently asked what he thought about the young up and comer that has taken the music industry by storm, and Eminem replied with a great response.  He told the media outlets and the world that he really digs Asher and what he does!  That is great, I would hate to see there be conflict with the two of them, they both seem real chill and I love each of their music respectively!  Eminem said the following on the up and coming musician Asher Roth:
"Asher Roth, I haven’t had a chance to, like, really get into everything, like, really get into what he’s about, because I’ve only hear a couple songs. There was talk about people saying he sounded like me, and he was doing this and that and, you know, trying to take what I do and do it. You know, shit like that. I’ve heard things. But the stuff that I’ve heard from him honestly, which certainly isn’t enough for me to make my own opinion and say, ‘Yeah, he does sound like me’ or ‘No, he doesn’t.’ But the couple of songs I’ve head, I don’t really think he does. You know what I mean? He’s doing his own thing. I can respect it, too, because at the end of the day, I think he’s dope."
Like all of Em's past albums, the album artwork seems quintessential to the albums theme, and his expression for the album.  If you look at past LP's you will see that they are showing some sort of aspect of his life.  This album artwork features a mosaic of Eminems face made out of perscription pills.  In case you all don't know, Em fell into a relapse when he lost one of his good friends to gun violence.  He didn't leave his house and was out of the public eye for a long time, and seems to have regained control of his life!  He will be putting out the long anticipate Eminem album that so many people have been talking about for so long (actually only like two years, talks of the Eminem album started in 2007 when 50 Cent and the one time Shady Records musician Stat Quo said Em was in the studio doing some recordings)!  Anyway, without a further a do, I present to you, the FINALIZED track listing for Eminem's upcoming LP release entitled, Relapse.

So in case ya'll were wondering, I am really amped for the King Mathers album to drop on May 15th.  If you are a Detroiter, someone who digs true Rap/Hip-Hop, or someone who is looking to get into some new music that they haven't heard before, then this album will for sure be for you!  I haven't heard much off the album yet, they have been real good about keeping the leakage to a minimum, which is really great!  The album looks like it is going to be killer, and I am sure that Eminem is going to be doing it big in his first LP release since 2004.  Anyway, be sure to cop the album on May 15th, and check back over here for more Relapse information in the near future.

Relapse Track Listing:
  1. Dr. West (Skit)
  2. 3am
  3. My Mom
  4. Insane
  5. Bagpipes From Baghdad
  6. Hello
  7. Tonya (Skit)
  8. Same Song & Dance
  9. We Made You
  10. Medicine Ball
  11. Paul (Skit)
  12. Stay Wide Awake
  13. Old Time’s Sake (Feat. Dr. Dre)
  14. Must Be The Ganja
  15. Mr. Mathers
  16. Deja Vu
  17. Beautiful
  18. Crack A Bottle (Feat. Dr. Dre & 50 Cent)
  19. Steve Berman (Skit)
  20. Underground/Ken Kaniff
Asher Roth On Comparisons Between Him & Eminem:

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