Eminem working on first new album in 3 years


NEW YORK -- Eminem is hard at work on his first studio album in three years. The Detroit MC called into New York radio station Hot 97 on Thursday during a 50 Cent interview and spoke about his own endeavors.

"I'm always working -- I'm always in the studio," he said. "It feels good right now, the energy of the label. For a while, I didn't want to go back to the studio. ... I went through some personal things. I'm coming out of those personal things (and) it feels good."

Eminem added that he is consistently logging time in the studio with the artists on his on Shady Records roster. And though he jokingly said he'd release the new CD "tomorrow," there is no official release date, according to Interscope.

The artist's most recent solo album, 2004's "Encore," peaked at No. 1 on both the Billboard 200 and Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Last year, he steered a Shady Records compilation, "Eminem Presents: The Re-Up," which reached No. 2 on the aforementioned charts.