Eminem’s ShadyXV, is set to drop on November 24. Today, he has revealed his album cover, along with interesting details. One of the discs will contain new material, including the lead single “Guts Over Fear ft. Sia”, which is the soundtrack to Denzel Washington’s latest theatrical release, The Equalizer. Slaughterhouse, Yelawolf, D-12 and Bad Meets Evil are all confirmed in ShadyXV. The other disc is a collection of Eminem’s greatest songs, such as “Lose Yourself”. He also pays homage to his good friend 50 Cent, on the cultural phenomenon “In Da Club”.
Since 1999, Eminem along with co-founder Paul Rosenberg have owned Shady Records, and since then, Eminem instantaneously changed the face of hip-hop. The horror-themed, yet humble persona was his main attribute. Though we saw his brutal side, we endured some comedic moments with Eminem, such as “Just Lose It” and “We Made You”. Recently unveiled on Instagram, Eminem is shown holding the artwork towards the camera. He states, “Back to basics! Here’s the cover for #SHADYXV out 11/24”. Just when you thought this year couldn’t get any better.
ShadyXV is Eminem’s latest compilation since 2006’s Eminem Presents: The Re-Up, where it managed to sell north of a million domestically. “Guts Over Fear” debuted at #22 on the Billboard Hot 100, registering over 134,000 units in its first week. “Lose Yourself” (12 weeks), “Crack A Bottle ft. Dr Dre and 50 Cent” (1 week), “Not Afraid” (1 week), “Love The Way You Lie ft. Rihanna” (7 week) and recently last year’s “The Monster ft. Rihanna” (4 weeks) have led Eminem on receiving an astonishing five chart toppers on the Billboard Hot 100, the most number-one’s ever by a rapper. In music, they say age is just a number, and that’s why I fully expect Eminem to continue his amazing chart success, breaking more records in the process.
With over 155 million albums and singles sold, Eminem is the best-selling hip-hop artist. Other than N’Sync, no other artist has attained two Diamond albums during the soundscan era (post 1991). So far, there’s no news on a new studio release, though ShadyXV should fit the bill with its collection of classical jams.