Eminem – Relapse (New Vinyl)

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Relapse is the sixth studio album by the American rapper Eminem. It was released on May 19, 2009, through Aftermath Entertainment, Shady Records, and Interscope Records. The album serves as Eminem's return to original material since Encore (2004), following a four-year hiatus from recording due to his writer's block and an addiction to prescription sleeping medication from 2005 and 2007. Recording sessions for the album took place between 2008 and 2009 at several recording studios, and Dr. Dre, Mark Batson, and Eminem handled production.

Relapse is a concept album that revolves around horror, drug rehabilitation and relapse. A return of his Slim Shady alter ego, Eminem stated that the album's theme was more reminiscent of The Slim Shady LP (1999) and The Marshall Mathers LP (2000). In September 2007, Dr. Dre stated his intention to dedicate two months to the production of the album. Working with Dr. Dre allowed Eminem to pick the beats from Dr. Dre's catalog that challenged his rhythm to experiment with different flows. During the recording period, a handful of songs intended for Relapse were leaked on the Internet.

One of the most anticipated albums of 2009, Relapse debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 608,000 copies in its first week. It also reached number one in twelve other countries. It produced three singles: "We Made You", "3 a.m.", and "Beautiful", as well as two promotional singles: "Crack a Bottle" and "Old Time's Sake". "Crack a Bottle", which features Dr. Dre and 50 Cent, reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100. Relapse was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Critically, the album received mixed reviews. Reviewers generally praised its production, but were divided in their responses towards the writing and overuse of accents throughout the album. Nonetheless, it won Eminem the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album, while "Crack a Bottle" won for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group. The album later found a strong cult following among fans and critics, establishing Relapse as a cult classic.


A1 Dr. West (Skit)
A2 3 A.M. 
A3 My Mom 
A4 Insane 
A5 Bagpipes From Baghdad 
B1 Hello 
B2 Tonya (Skit) 
B3 Same Song & Dance 
B4 We Made You 
B5 Medicine Ball 
C1 Paul (Skit) 
C2 Stay Wide Awake 
C3 Old Time's Sake
C4 Must Be The Ganja 
C5 Mr. Mathers (Skit)
C6 Déjà Vu 
D1 Beautiful 
D2 Crack A Bottle
D3 Steve Berman (Skit)
D4 Underground

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