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According To Sources, Eminem Has Completed A New Album (Update: Just Kidding)

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XXL- It’s been awhile since we last heard anything about a new Eminem album, but according to longtime collaborator Denaun Porter, the project is finally finished. “Am I working on Eminem’s new album?” Porter asked viewers during a recent Instagram livestream. “No, we are done. How about that?” The producer didn’t reveal any further details about the album but did call it “amazeballs.” In July, 2 Chainz spoke about Em’s upcoming project, revealing he had worked with the Detroit rapper on the album. During an interview with DJ Drama on Shade 45, Tit said Shady wanted him to redo a hook for the new album, but 2 Chainz had something else in mind. According to 2 Chainz, he told Eminem he wanted to do more than a hook, so Em offered him the chance at a remix, but that was also a no. “I tell him straight up… ‘Eminem, what would you need a remix for? Remixes are used to carry records to No. 1 spots. When have you ever did a remix for someone or for yourself?’ That’s cap at it’s finest,” Tity Boi said.

Yay? I think I’m excited about this but I’m not sure. The reason being is we’re living in a much different world than the world Eminem occupied when he was a cultural giant. Things done changed in a big way and I don’t know if Eminem fits into this world. I don’t want a watered down Marshall Mathers but that is the only one that can exist in 2017. My fear is that we’ll build it up and built it up and, “OH SHIIIIIIIIIT! EMINEM IS COMING BACK! GET READY FOR THE CONTROVERSY” and it falls flat. Or I could be totally wrong and it could go the other way. He could blow everything up and be the voice of reason we so desperately need right now. Eminem is a genius. Geniuses have the ability to adapt and change the situation. I’m just skeptical. My main concern is this will be Eminem’s Washington Wizards moment. We have so many great albums and memories with Eminem. It’s just different now. And I’m glad Eminem is sober and happy now but nothing will beat Vicodin-poppin, pants-saggin, grab-a-knife-at-the-blade-and-stab-you-with-the-fucking-handle Eminem. I’m more than content with him leaving his legacy alone forever.

UPDATE: Apparently this guy Denaun was just trolling

UPDATED 11:09 p.m. ET: Denaun was just “trolling the trollers.” Complex reached out to Denaun Porter, who said that his statement that Eminem was “done” with his new album was simply him joking with interneters who kept asking him about status of the long-awaited project. “They trolled the shit out of me the whole time,” he explained.

“Anytime they come in there, they can expect to get trolled with any kind of question like that,” the producer said. “I’m never the person to give up that kind of information. I might say, ‘Hey, we’re working on it’ or ‘Hey, we’re close.’ But I’m never going to be the guy that gives up the information. But they can get trolled.”

Fuck you, Denaun