As the head of Shady Records, Eminem has had to do more than just rap. His work has allowed him to include himself in one of the year’s most anticipated projects, Slaughterhouse’s Shady Records debut, welcome to: Our House, due August 28. This won’t be the first time Em sees himself working extensively with other emcees behind the scenes. One of his most successful endeavors in that regard lies with 50 Cent. Recently, Slim spoke on 50, Slaughter and how he’s managed to begin working on his new solo album while trying to balance it all.
“I actually started my album,” he told Channel 955 in Detroit. “But I haven’t fully went in yet because I’ve been finishing up this Slaughterhouse record. I’ve kind of been really hands-on with this album for the past year. This has kinda been a pet project for me. I’ve kind of been executive producing, producing, co-producing, mixing—very hands-on with it and just really involved. We’re actually finishing up today. We’re handing the album in today.”
Eminem did not offer an estimated release date for his project. He noted that he has “fun” listening to what emcees on his Shady roster do, adding that he’s enjoyed the technical work he’s heard from Slaughter and Yelawolf.
However, he also had time to look back at his work with 50 Cent.
“Ever since we started making music with Fif, it was always like a mutual respect thing and we became friends outside of the music,” Shady shared. “50 is very big on the business aspects of his career. I would consider him a smart businessman. Not saying that I’m not, but I don’t get into as much of the technical aspect in the business sense. I have no idea what’s going on—ever. I don’t even know where I’m at right now.”
More from this interview can be heard below: