The Eminem new album 2017 seems to be happening very soon. Fans of Slim Shady have been waiting for a new LP for more than two years now. A recent post of 2 Chainz on social media provided some hints on when it might come out.
The American hip hop artist shared on his Instagram account a photo of himself and Eminem. He captioned the photo, “Sooo this jus happened … #marshalllikestrapmusic.” Though 2 Chainz did not suggest anything about a joint project, his regular collaborators teased otherwise.
Nolan Presley, who usually works with 2 Chainz, also shared a snap with Eminem. He captioned the image, “Just finished a session with @eminem.” This made fans speculate that Eminem and 2 Chainz could be collaborating and Presley is the one in charge of the recording.
The first time Eminem talked about his new album was in October 2016. At the time, he released a political hip hop song, titled Campaign Speech, and announced he was working on a new LP. Since then, however, he remained silent about his upcoming album. Eminem’s last LP, Shady XV, was released in 2014. Speculations are rife that the Eminem new album 2017 will drop in October, in time for the King of Hip Hop’s birthday on Oct. 17.
Eminem With Dr. Dre and Kendrick Lamar
The Detroit rapper also made a rare public appearance recently and fans speculate once again that this could be a sign of an upcoming album. Eminem joined Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine at the premiere of Defiant Ones in Los Angeles. He also posted a picture of himself with Dr. Dre and Kendrick Lamar. “Just a couple of guys from Compton and one from Detroit. With a beard. #thedefiantones,” he wrote.
The HBO’s limited series offers a history of Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine in the music industry. The Rap God singer is also featured in the Defiant OnesO trailer. The Stan hitmaker and Dr. Dre have been good friends and also collaborated in the past. During Eminem’s early career in the music industry, Dre signed the young artist to his Interscope Records label.
Defiant Ones also features some great stories like the time Snoop Dogg hung up on Dr. Dre when the latter spoke to him for the first time because he couldn’t believe he got that call. Apparently, the series took three years to make. It will premiere on July 9 at 9 PM ET.
Eminem With Beard
Fans were surprised when the rapper showed up at the Defiant Ones premiere with a beard. For years, Eminem has kept a clean shaven face. This further made many speculate that this could be a sign that the Eminem new album 2017 is coming out very soon.
Just a couple of guys from Compton and one from Detroit. With a beard. #thedefiantones
One tweeted, “[Eminem] I see you have a new beard. Do you have a new album as well?” while another tweeted, “Can’t believe it’s 2017 & Eminem breaks the social media with ‘beard.’ what will happen when album drops?”
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Can't believe it's 2017 & Eminem breaks the social media with 'beard.' what will happen when album drops?
Eminem ain't relevant, they said
— Southpawer Official (@Southpawer) June 23, 2017
@Eminem I see you have a new beard. Do you have a new album as well?
— •Jomar• (@JomarSince89) June 24, 2017