Adding further fuel to the rumor that he plans to retire or at the very least take an extended break from music, Eminem is eyeing a December 6th release for his first retrospective, ‘Curtain Call’. If you guys could remember, this titled has also appeared in Apple’s latest iPod+iTunes TV Ad.
Eminem has been working on ‘Curtain Call’ since early summer, presumably before he was forced to cancel the end of his Anger Management tour with 50 Cent and seek treatment for an addiction to sleep medication.
‘I have some songs that a lot of people like,’ says Eminem, who has sold 29 million albums in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. ‘I have some songs that only I like. This album is obviously for the lot of people.’
Earlier this summer, the Detroit Free Press published an article claiming Eminem would retire after the Anger Management tour and that his 2004 album, ‘Encore’, would likely be his last.
Although the artist has made no definitive statements about his future, a source close to the situation told Billboard.com at the time, ‘Encore’ was the close of the first chapter in his career. Beyond that, who knows?’
Eminem continues to make appearances behind the scenes, including an unusual production job on Redman`s upcoming album, ‘Red Gone Wild.’ As previously reported, the cut ‘I C Dead People’ lives up to its name by utilizing rapping from late artists Big Pun, Big L and Notorious B.I.G.
Eminem: Curtain Call: The Hits
01. Curtain Call – Intro
03. The Way I Am
04. My Name Is
06. Lose Yourself
07. Shake That (feat. Nate Dogg)
08. Sing For The Moment
09. Without Me
10. Like Toy Soliders
11. The Real Slim Shady
13. Guilty Conscience
14. Cleanin’ Out My Closet
15. Just Lose It
16. When I’m Gone
17. Stan (Live feat. Elton John)
Most Shady (Feat. Obie Trice, Diddy)
Welcome 2 Detroit (Feat. Tricky)