Eminem confirmed that his highly-anticipated album "Relapse" will not be dropped until 2009. "We're looking at first quarter next year [to release the album] which is probably, you know, January, February," he told Carson Daly from MTV.
During MTV's "Total Finale Live" on November 16 at New York's Times Square studios, the rapper also hinted he is "real close" to the final cut of the album. "Now we've just got to go through everything, pick the best ones and, you know, put it out," he stated.
Previously, a source told New York Post that it was Eminem's perfectionism which made 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."
"Relapse" is Eminem's sixth major studio album. Dr. Dre and DJ Premier have been 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.