BY Scott Taylor, Mstarz reporter , Mstarz reporter | Mar 25, 2013 11:55 AM EDT
Just last week I mentioned how fans haven't seen much of rapper Eminem recently. Now, word is Eminem and Dr. Dre are finishing up a brand new album. Marshall Mathers aka Eminem's new album is expected to drop later this year with recording finishing up right now and live shows being set up as we speak. The "8 Mile" star could be lining up U.S. dates to promote his 2013 album. Are you ready Eminem fans?
Billboard spoke to Shady President Paul Rosenberg back in February who revealed a number of interesting tidbits involving Slim Shady. Among them is a post Memorial Day album and the re-launch of ShadyRecords.com. When discussing Eminem's 2013 plans, Rosenberg told Billboard, "We fully expect to be releasing a new Eminem album in 2013. He's been working on it for some time... It's safe to say that it will be post-Memorial Day at some point, but we're not exactly sure when. We've got some dates locked in for him to perform live in Europe in August, so we're trying to see what else lines up."
Besides an eighth studio album, it also looks like Eminem's Shady brand is growing. When discussing the brand's website Rosenberg said, "With all the talent that we have on this label and all the material that we created, there's no reason that we shouldn't be able to provide a rich online experience for people that goes beyond people just checking in on when a new song or video is released." What once looked like a low profile 2013, will now become a big year for Eminem.
The latest news surrounds Dr. Dre, who was interviewed by Power 106, where he revealed that Eminem is putting the finishing touches on his latest album. Dr. Dre told Power 106, "Em is finishing up his project...And for me, I've just gotten inspired to go back in the studio, so I'm really just having fun with life and having fun being creative and just trying some new and different things with myself."
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Listen to the video below for the Power 106 interview with Dr. Dre.
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