Despite previous hint claiming that Eminem's eagerly-awaited album "Relapse" would hit the U.S. market before the end of 2008, the upcoming album has reportedly been held back for 2009 U.S. release. "There's a 50-50 chance it will be done by the end of this year - but most likely it'll be the first quarter of next year," a source told New York Post.
Speaking of the album's release delay, the source revealed that it was Eminem's perfectionism which makes his upcoming effort pushed back. "Eminem has been through a lot," the source stated. "He is being a perfectionist and is completely obsessive-compulsive about this album."
Eminem's camp have been silent when asked about the album's fixed release date. His representative even said, "There was never a release date set."
"Relapse" is Eminem's sixth major studio album. Dr. Dre and DJ Premier were reportedly signed to handle the production process of the record. Meanwhile, 50 Cent and T.I. collaborate with the Detroit rapper on several songs off the installment.