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Interscope released a statement Thursday proclaiming May 19th as the release date for Eminem’s upcoming album, "Relapse," with a single and video set to premiere on April 7.
A second 2009 release, "Relapse 2," has yet to set a street date, however, Em said in the statement that he's currently recording tracks for the album to drop in the second half of this year.
"A lot of people were expecting 'Relapse' to drop last year," Eminem said in the press release. "I was one of them. Then Dre and I went back in the studio in September for a few days, and that turned into six months. We were on such a roll; we wound up with a ton of new music produced by Dre. Putting out 'Relapse 2' will let everyone get all of the best stuff."
Last year, Em dropped a freestyle called "I'm Having a Relapse" while promoting his autobiography, "Eminem: The Way I Am." In January, the Detroit native released "Crack a Bottle," which has already reached No. 1 on Billboard. The video for that hit should drop soon, MTV reports.