Is Eminem working on a new album?


Besides tag-teaming with Big Sean on "No Favors,"Eminem has remained relatively mum on the music scene for 2017. Now, it appears fans have a glimmer of hope regarding a new Shady album, courtesy of director Allen Hughes.

In an interview with Uproxx this past Friday (July 7), the Defiant Ones director spilled the beans when asked about Dr. Dre's transition from hip-hop savant to savvy businessman.

"Dre still records," Hughes said. "People don't know this: Dre records every day. Literally, he's in there recording songs every day. He's like Picasso in that way. He's always painting. Right now he's producing, in the 11th hour, a track for Eminem's latest album. So Dre's still real active in music, you know?"

Over the weekend, 2 Chainz added more fuel to the fire during his interview with DJ Drama on Shade 45's Streetz Iz Watchin'. According to Chainz, he and Eminem recorded a track together after a phone call was made by D-12 member, Denaun Porter. Initially, the "It's a Vibe" star wasn't sold on the idea, considering they simply wanted him to redo a hook and throw on some ad-libs.

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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 05: Eminem speaks onstage at WSJ. Magazine 2014 Innovator Awards at Museum of Modern Art on November 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 05: Eminem speaks onstage at WSJ. Magazine 2014 Innovator Awards at Museum of Modern Art on November 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 13: Recording artist Eminem performs onstage at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images for MTV)
Eminem backstage for a Fuse TV interview during the 2011 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival on June 11, 2011 in Manchester, Tennessee. (Photo by Skip Bolen/WireImage)
Eminem speaks onstage during The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on February 13, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 27: Rapper Eminem performs onstage during the 2010 BET Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on June 27, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS - OCTOBER 30: Eminem performs at the 2009 Voodoo Experience at City Park on October 30, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - MAY 31: Rapper Eminem onstage during the 2009 MTV Movie Awards held at the Gibson Amphitheatre on May 31, 2009 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
Eminem (R) and D12 perform 'My Band' (Photo by Matthew Simmons/WireImage)
MOUNT CLEMENS, MI - APRIL 10: Marshall Bruce Mathers, better known as rapper Eminem, stands during his sentencing for carrying a concealed weapon in Macomb County Circuit Court 10 April, 2001 in Mount Clemens, Michigan. Mathers received two years probation after pleading guilty to carrying a concealed weapon. (Photo credit should read PAUL SANCYA/AFP/Getty Images)
MOUNT CLEMENS, MI - FEBRUARY 14: Marshall Bruce Mathers, better known as rapper Eminem, pleads guilty to carring a concealed weapon in Macomb County Circuit Court 14 February 2001 in Mount Clemens, Michigan. Mathers could face up to 5 years in jail when he is sentanced in April. (Photo credit should read MAX ORTIZ/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY - SEPTEMBER 7: Rapper Eminem attends the 17th Annual MTV Video Music Awards on September 7, 2000 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 27: American rap star Eminem and British musician Sir Elton John perform on stage at the 43rd annual Grammy Awards on January 27, 2001 in Los Angeles, United States. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Eminem performs at the 2002 MTV Movie Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 06: Rapper Eminem attends rehearsals for the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City September 6, 2000. (Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK CITY - SEPTEMBER 9: Rapper Eminem attends the 16th Annual MTV Video Music Awards on September 9, 1999 at the Metropolitan Opera House, Lincoln Center in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD - AUGUST 18: Rapper Eminem attends the Source Hip-Hop Music Awards on August 18, 1999 at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
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"I've heard it all, you know what I'm saying," said Chainz. "It's like, you see a rapper in the club and you're like, 'Let's do one.' It's cap, you know what I mean? So you know, he's like, 'The boy wanna do something with you.' And I'm like, 'Whatever.'"

Hungry to prove himself, Chainz met up with Eminem at Rick Rubin's house. After Eminem was willing to offer him a slot on his remix, Chainz upped the ante, and suggested that he get on on the original track as a featured artist. "I tell him straight up...; Eminem, what would you need a remix for? Remixes are used to carry records to No. 1 spots. When have you ever did a remix for someone or for yourself? That's cap at it's finest," he said.

If an Eminem album is indeed on the way, this will mark his first full-length project since his 2013 effort Marshall Mathers LP 2.

Check out 2 Chainz's interview with DJ Drama below.


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