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Relapse 2
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
Relapse 2

Relapse 2 is the 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, Relapse 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 Relapse 2 will let everyone get all of the best stuff."[1] According to Angela Yee's Shade 45 interview with Eminem on April 23, 2009, Relapse 2 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 of 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]


  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


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