Eminem to Release 'The Death of Slim Shady' Album This Summer

Eminem surprises fans with a bold new project reveal.

by Nouman Rasool
Eminem to Release 'The Death of Slim Shady' Album This Summer
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The multi-Grammy-award-winning artist, and perhaps one with an enviable list of credentials, Eminem, is set to hit the music world one more time with his most anticipated twelfth album, "The Death of Slim Shady (Coup de Grâce)," set to be released sometime this summer.

The announcement was made through an exciting teaser on his Instagram on the same night the rapper made an appearance at the 2024 NFL Draft in Detroit, sending fans and followers into a tailspin as they eagerly awaited its release.

This new record will turn into a relevant point in Eminem's career because it is supposed to be a goodbye of his legendary alter ego, Slim Shady, first presented on the 1997 Slim Shady EP and reached its highest peak on 1999 The Slim Shady LP.

This newest release follows his prior one, "Music to Be Murdered By," by four years, and that album, dropped unexpectedly in January 2020, received quite a bit of critical acclaim.

Teaser Trailer Revealed

The teaser trailer even had a kind of a cinematic quality, with an in-world fictional true-crime reporter dramatically announcing the death of Slim Shady.

The teaser encompasses Eminem's controversial but many times provocative lyrical styles, which have gathered an equal measure of admiration and debate in his career. Adding to the intrigue is the cameo of fellow rapper 50 Cent in the trailer, who describes Slim Shady in stark terms: "He's not a friend, he's a psychopath.

This album announcement has come after a tease that has left everyone baffled. On April Fools', Eminem feigned the announcement of a surprise album release and never did it, leaving everybody guessing and wanting more. The confusion reached another level when in March, Dr.

Dre made a statement while featuring in Jimmy Kimmel Live! to say that another album from Eminem was on the way and would drop this year. The rapper spoke with his long-time collaborator and Beats Electronics co-founder Dr.

Dre, who told him he was looking forward to the project, specifying that he was going to have contributions on the album and that it was "fire." As the days move ever closer to the release of the album, so too does the anticipation build for Eminem's explanation of the death of his alter ego, which he is supposed to bury with the album.