While nothing is set in stone and details are slim, Eminem has recently taken to video and social media, mentioning what could be a new project. The Detroit native released a trailer for a film called “The Equalizer” on Friday (August 22) and at the end of it, his next song, “Guts Over Fear,” was announced and apparently it will appear on a project called Shady XV. The trailer also may have revealed when Shady XV, whatever the project may be, is slated for release. Beside the title, “Black Friday” was mentioned, which may suggest the album is looking at a November drop date.
Eminem also took to Twitter with the same hashtag. His manager, Paul Rosenberg, also tweeted “Shady XV” in June. 2014 marks the 15-year anniversary of Eminem’s second studio album, The Slim Shady LP. Eminem’s last album release was a sequel to his third album, The Marshall Mathers LP. The Marshall Mathers LP 2 was released on November 5, 2013.
View tweets about Shady XV below:
— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) August 24, 2014
— Paul Rosenberg (@rosenberg) June 3, 2014
(August 24, 2014)
UPDATE: Eminem has confirmed SHADYXV. A video announcement is below.
— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) August 25, 2014
(August 24, 2014)
UPDATE #2: Eminem’s SHADYXV is set to be a double album, according to Billboard. One CD is meant to be a greatest hits while the other is a compilation album full of new material. The effort is set to feature Slaughterhouse, Yelawolf and D-12.
The project is slated to be released November 28.
(August 25, 2014)
UPDATE #3: SHADYXV is set to be a double album, consisting of a greatest hits project from the label, not just Eminem as previously reported.
Eminem’s website says the following regarding the album:
“Founded in 1999, Eminem and Shady Records will celebrate the label’s 15th anniversary with its fifteenth release: ShadyXV, a two-CD compilation featuring an album of the label’s greatest hits, including classics such as 50 Cent’s “In Da Club” and Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” plus an album of new material from Eminem, Slaughterhouse, Bad Meets Evil, D-12 and Yelawolf as well as special guest-artist collaborations.”