Eminem Preparing New Solo Album, Freestyles For Rap Documentary

Becky Bain | June 8, 2012 12:29 pm

Freestyle rapping is a true skill, and only the best rappers (and maybe Justin Bieber) can do it with aplomb. It’s no surprise that Eminem can drop some seriously impressive lyrical flows off the top of his head, as seen in this clip from Ice-T’s upcoming documentary Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap.

This quick-witted, fast-paced freestyle will hopefully get you in the mood for some good news — the MC is starting to work on new music again. 

Eminem called into Hot 97’s Peter Rosenberg (before the beef with Nicki Minaj began) to announce that he’ll soon start shaping his next solo album.  “There’s a couple of things I’ve been working on,” he told Rosenberg. “I’m starting to toy.”

Em’s last solo LP, Recovery, dropped in 2010, and earned the rapper two Grammys, including Best Rap Album and Best Rap Solo Performance for his chart-topping single “Not Afraid”. He released a joint album last year with Royce Da 5’9″ under the named Bad Meets Evil called Hell: The Sequel.

The rapper was slated to return to the big screen in boxing drama Southpaw, his first starring film role since 2002’s 8 Mile, but put the project on the backburner so that he could focus back on his music.

In addition to Eminem, rappers such as Kanye West, Nas, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, Common, Dr. Dre and many more appear in Ice-T’s documentary, which will be released in theaters June 15. Check out the full trailer below.