Eminem may be plotting another Murder.
Over the weekend, fans started speculating that Marshall Mathers was secretly readying a deluxe edition of his Music to Be Murdered By album following a series of leaks.
The purported cover art surfaced online, showing Em in an Alfred Hitchcock-inspired pose, along with a rumored release date of Friday, Dec. 18. The cover reads “Music to Be Murdered By Side B: Deluxe Edition.”
Eminem. Shady. Album. MTBMB. Side B. Friday… I think I'm losing my mind 😍 😱🤯 pic.twitter.com/QQv6VDyM7i
— Code Black #EndSARS (@joe_unofficial) December 13, 2020
To add to the speculation, a tracklist has also surfaced featuring 12 songs, with appearances from Cordae, Royce da 5’9″, Boogie, Bon Iver, Phoebe Bridgers, and Skylar Grey. According to XXL, one of the featured artists on the tracklist, White Gold, has denied the authenticity of the leak, calling it “super fake.”
Now Crooked I is responding to fans, but he would not confirm or deny the reissue rumors. “Dear stans,” wrote the former Slaughterhouse MC. “I can absolutely not confirm ANYTHING that has my logo on it. Sorry guys.” The image of the tracklist that he shared features the logo for his label, Treacherous C.O.B., which was not on the original image.
Dear Stans.. I can absolutely not confirm ANYTHING that has my logo on it. Sorry guys ✊🏾 pic.twitter.com/7gkd8SOusr
— Crook (@CrookedIntriago) December 13, 2020
There has been no official word from Eminem’s camp. The original Music to Be Murdered By was released in January and featured Juice WRLD, Anderson .Paak, Young M.A, Don Toliver, Royce da 5’9″, and more.