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American Nightmare
Studio album by Eminem
Released 2010
Recorded 2007 – present
Genre Hip hop
Label Aftermath, Interscope, Shady
Producer Dr. Dre (exec.)
Eminem, Just Blaze, Denaun Porter, The Alchemist
Eminem chronology
American Nightmare

American is the working title of upcoming seventh studio album by American rapper Eminem.[1][2] Relapse 2 was confirmed during a press release by Eminem's label on March 5, 2009 and was originally slated to be the second Eminem album released in 2009, after Relapse, but was pushed back to 2010.[3]



The album, voted the most anticipated album of fall 2009 by XXL magazine,[4] was announced on March 5, 2009 by Interscope Records when they announced the release date of Relapse and also revealed that a follow-up album, American Nightmare 2, would be released sometime in the second half of the year. In a press release, Eminem explained that he and Dr. Dre had recorded a considerable amount of music and thus, "Putting out American Nightmare will let everyone get all of the best stuff."[1] According to Angela Yee's Shade 45 interview with Eminem on April 23, 2009, American Nightmare will be a continuation of Relapse.[5] During the interview Eminem also confirmed "It's extremely close to being finished, it just depends on how many songs I want to put on it."[6] On June 25, 2009 Eminem called into Shade 45 and said he was in the studio finishing up Relapse 2 and expected a release during the fourth quarter of 2009,[7] with Rolling Stone magazine slating the album for a November 2009 release date,[8] but in November 2009, he stated that he would re-release Relapse, with extra songs, to hold fans over for the release of Relapse 2 in 2010.[3]

In another Shade 45 interview, Eminem explained that the album was more "emotionally driven" than the first Relapse record, which was, as he explains "[just] rap records".[9]

Recording and production

In an interview with The Alchemist, he confirmed a song titled "Insult to Injury" in which Eminem performs in his normal voice. He described the song as somewhat of a sequel to "Underground," the final track from the previous album, Relapse.[10]

When speaking to MTV, affiliate DJ Whoo Kid stated he heard some songs from the album. He confirmed that the song, "The Warning," a diss record to Mariah Carey, was not as intense as the entire album would be saying the album is 'maniacal.'[11]

On October 3, 2009, Eminem appeared on Shade 45 with DJ Whoo Kid where he stated that a track with 50 Cent, in which the two rap together on verses, existed.[12] In the same interview, he also confirmed both Just Blaze and Denaun Porter as producers on the album.[12]

Track listing

All song titles, notes, samples, writing and production credits are according to the album booklet.[13]

All lyrics by Eminem, music compositions listed below.

# Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Drop The World"   Lil Wayne, Eminem 3:47
2. "Hell Breaks Loose"   Dr. Dre 3:52
3. "Drop The Bomb"     5:19
4. "Music Box"     4:31
5. "B.E.T Freestyle"     1:04
6. "Elevator"     4:25
7. "Buffalo Bill"     3:50
8. "Psycho"   50 Cent 4:29
9. "Taking My Ball"     4:50
10. "Forever"     5:55
11. "The Warning"     3:19
12. "We're Back"     0:56
13. "Pistol Pistol"   50 Cent 2:56
14. "Jimmy Crack Corn"   50 Cent 3:52


  1. ^ a b Reid, Shaheem (2009-03-05). "Eminem's Relapse Set For May Release". MTV News.  
  2. ^ "Eminem Confirms Two 2009 Albums: “Relapse” Due May 19th". Rolling Stone. 2009-03-05.  
  3. ^ a b "Eminem "Relapse: Refill" Due Dec. 21". RapRadar. 2009-11-19.  
  4. ^ Fans Vote Eminem's "Relapse 2" The Most Anticipated
  5. ^ "RR Exclusive: Eminem on The Morning After With Angela Yee (Audio)". 2009-04-23. Retrieved 2009-06-07.  
  6. ^ Rodriguez, Jayson (2009-04-23). "Eminem Says Relapse 2 Is Almost Done". MTV News.  
  7. ^ Jason (2009-06-25). "Eminem To Perform At Voodoo Festival". Rap Basement.  
  8. ^ "2009 Fall Music Preview". Rolling Stone. 2009-09-18.  
  9. ^ Eminem's Relapse 2 Will Be More 'Emotionally Driven'
  10. ^ Cho, Jaeki (2009-07-10). "The Alchemist: High and Mighty". Retrieved 2009-07-16.  
  11. ^ Eminem Is More 'Maniacal' On Relapse 2, DJ Whoo Kid Promises
  12. ^ a b Eminem Says Just Blaze Has 4 or 5 Tracks on Relapse 2
  13. ^ Lewis, Cara (2009). Album notes for Relapse by Eminem [CD booklet]. Aftermath Records (001286302).


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