Label bosses are meeting to discuss bringing forward the release of 'Encore'...
EMINEM’s new album ’ENCORE’ has leaked onto the Internet, NME.COM can exclusively reveal.
Label bosses are now meeting to work out whether to bring forward the release of the record, which is currently scheduled for November 15.
When the rapper’s last album, ’The Eminem Show’ leaked online its release was brought forward as a damage control exercise when pirated copies of the record appeared in markets and shop stalls in American cities.
A source close to Eminem told NME.COM: “We’re not sure how much of the record has leaked but people are very concerned. The release date may now come forward.”
In the US, the album will now come out on Friday, November 12.
Steve Berman, Interscope head of sales and marketing, said: “This is something we have been anticipating. Once we had all of our pieces together we started a discussion as to whether ‘Encore’ should come early. We knew there would be a tremendous demand for this album. On our end, we were ready. We just had to press the button on the date.”
In addition to the songs already online, ’Mosh’ and current single ’Just Lose It’, highlights include the anthemic ’Like Toy Soldiers’, which samples Martika’s ‘80s hit ’Toy Soldiers’, autobiographical opener ’Evil Deeds’ and a skit where Eminem mocks Michael Jackson’s reaction to the ’Just Lose It’ video.
Jackson expressed his outrage at the video for the single, which features the rapper doing an impression of him.
The tracklisting for the album runs:
‘Curtains Up – Encore version’
‘Yellow Brick Road’
‘Like Toy Soldiers’
‘My 1st Single’
‘Em Calls Paul’ (skit)
‘Just Lose It’
‘Ass Like That’
‘Spend Some Time’
‘Crazy In Love’
‘One Shot 2 Shot’
‘Final Thought’ (skit)
You can see the video for ’Mosh’ on NME.COM now – [url=]click here to watch it.