Don’t get us wrong—there’s still plenty of venomous fire in Eminem’s latest song. “You said you was king? You lyin’ through your teeth/For that, fuck your fillings, instead of getting crowned you’re gettin’ capped,” he raps on the second verse.
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Earlier this week Em’s manager Paul Rosenberg talked to Billboard about the Grammy winner’s upcoming album Recovery:
“He [Eminem] had pretty much completed a whole second album worth of material but at some point he took a step back, looked at it and said, ‘I think I want to record some more. But in recording, the album started to sound so different and was going in such a different direction that he decided to keep it going and turn it into a whole new album. The last album was really for the core Eminem fans. I think this record will open that up a bit.”
Meanwhile, this morning on his own SHADE 45 radio station, Eminem discussed Recovery with Angela Lee.
“I wouldn’t say [the whole tone is lighter ] overall—I think there’s a variety of different things, different moods and things like that on there,” the rapper said. “I think that one of the cool things that I got to do with working with a variety of different producers. The sound, you know there’s not just one overall sound…”
Here’s the full interview:
Recovery, Eminem’s seventh studio album, has a release date of June 22.