Eminem scrapped his 'Relapse 2' project in favour of an entirely new record, which will be called 'Recovery'.
Eminem will release a new album in June.
The 'We Made You' rapper announced yesterday (14.04.10) he has completed a new album, entitled 'Recovery', which he will release instead of proposed LP 'Relapse 2'.
Eminem had originally stated he would follow-up last year's 'Relapse' album with a sequel recorded at the same time but told how, as time passed, the idea made "less and less sense" to him.
He said: "I had originally planned for 'Relapse 2' to come out last year. But as I kept recording and working with new producers, the idea of a sequel to 'Relapse' started to make less and less sense to me, and I wanted to make a completely new album. The music on 'Recovery' came out very different from 'Relapse', and I think it deserves its own title."
Eminem, 37, has worked on tracks for the album with producers Just Blaze, DJ Khalil, Jim Jonsin and Boi-1da and after 'Relapse's dark subject matter - dealing with the hip-hop star's personal battle with drug addiction and how he nearly died from an overdose - it is expected 'Recovery' will have a more positive slant.
The 'Stan' hitmaker gave no indication as to whether any material from
'Relapse 2' - which includes tracks he made with legendary producer Dr. Dre - will be included on the new album.
'Recovery', Eminem's seventh studio LP, will be released on June 22.