EMINEM: AND THIS IS ME…

His name is, his name is, er, Marshall Mathers, actually...

Eminem releases his second album ‘The Marshall Mathers LP’ in May through Aftermath/Interscope, nme.com can exclusively reveal.

The new album’s titled after Eminem’s real name and has been described as “rawer, harder and angrier than the first album” by a spokesman for the rapper. It also features two rock-influenced tracks on which Eminem makes his singing debut.

The new tracks are titled ‘Amityville’ and ‘Kim’, a song about the mother of Eminem’s daughter Haillie and the woman immortalised on one of the rapper’s tattoos that reads ‘Kim: Rot In Pieces’.

Despite the tattoo’s sentiment, it’s now rumoured the rapper and Kim have married. A spokesman for Eminem couldn’t confirm or deny the rumours.

Eminem’s 1999 debut featured production solely from Dr Dre, but this time the NWA founder has produced just six tracks of the new album.

Producer Jeff Bass, who’s worked with Parliament and helped produced MTV’s ‘Celebrity Deathmatch’ album, has also worked with Eminem on the album.

A new track called ‘Kids’ is being tipped as the first single to be taken from the album.

Eminem plans to return to the UK to tour later this year and told NME: “I can’t wait to get back to England and hopefully I’ll be able to understand what people are saying this time.”