Eminem has vented his frustration at having new material leak on the internet, telling Billboard he was “really heated” when a new track showed up unfinished, but confirms that he is back recording with Dr. Dre and has that “little spark” back.
“Me and Dre are back in the lab like the old days, man,” Eminem says in an exclusive email interview with Billboard. “Just him banging away on tracks and me getting that little spark that makes me write to it. I don’t have chemistry like that with anyone else as far as producers go — not even close. Dre will end up producing the majority of the tracks on ‘Relapse’. We are up to our old mischievous ways … let’s just leave it at that.”
Responding to a recent web leak of a new song called ‘Crack a Bottle’, the rapper says he was “really heated. It wasn’t close to finished, and it even has me doing guide vocals for Dre as a suggestion of how he could lay his verses down. It’s like someone catches you peeping in your window before you got the Spider Man costume all zipped up! Nobody is supposed to see that. We are gonna finish it up though and get it out there how it’s supposed to be.”
Eminem also denies recent reports that producer Swizz Beats submitted a song, described as ‘Stan 2′, saying, “I haven’t worked with Swizz on this album. There isn’t a ‘Stan 2,’ and there won’t be. Stan drove his car off a bridge and I’m not writing a song as Stan’s ghost. That would just be really corny.”
‘Relapse’ is due in the US spring, 2009.