Eminem Announces Curtain Call 2, Including Brand New Track – Up News Info
Eminem has announced the new greatest hits collection, “Curtain Call 2”, featuring a brand new track.
The 49-year-old rap legend follows up 2005’s ‘Curtain Call: The Hits’ with a new retrospective of his work starting with 2009’s ‘Relapse’.
Details of the unreleased track will be “revealed in the coming weeks” and the full album will be released on August 5.
The “Lose Yourself” hitmaker’s contribution to Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis” biopic, “The King and I” starring CeeLo Green – which was produced by his longtime collaborator Dr. Dre – is included in the compilation.
The hip-hop icon recently admitted that he found rapping about his battles with mental health and addiction to be therapeutic.
When it was mentioned that he uses music to explore his “baggage”, Eminem replied, “Well I think that’s one of the great things about rap music is that , you know, you can dedicate a large part of your life to it.
“I was just trying to figure out how to develop this and I got a little lost.”
A father of three, Eminem struggled with prescription drug addiction and was hours away from dying when he was hospitalized in 2007 after a methadone overdose that doctors said was equivalent to ingesting four bags of ‘heroin.
He drew parallels between himself and troubled Elvis on “The King and I.”
He sees Eminem rapping, “I’m about to explain all the parallels between me and Elvis to you / Seems obvious: first, he’s pale like me / Second, we both were hailed like kings / He had the used to rock the Jailhouse, and I used to rock The Shelter.
He adds: “I stole black music, yeah, that’s right, I might have used it / As a tool to fight school children / The children came back on some bathroom shit / Now I call a hater a bidet / ‘Cause they mad they can’t do shit.
Meanwhile, the multiple Grammy winner – whose real name is Marshall Bruce Mathers III – is set to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame alongside Dolly Parton, Eurythmics and Duran Duran later this year.