The `We Made You` rapper announced he has completed a new album, entitled `Recovery`, which he willrelease instead of proposed LP `Relapse 2`.
Eminem had originally stated he would follow-up last year`s `Relapse` album with a sequel recorded at the same time but told how, as time passed, the idea made "less and less sense" to him.
He said: "I had originally planned for `Relapse 2` to come out last year. But as I kept recording and working with new producers, the idea of a sequel to `Relapse` started to make less and less sense to me, and I wanted to make a completely new album. The music on `Recovery` came out very different from `Relapse`, and I think it deserves its own title."
Eminem, 37, has worked on tracks for the album with producers Just Blaze, DJ Khalil, Jim Jonsin and Boi-1da and after `Relapse`s dark subject matter - dealing with the hip-hop star`s personal battle with drug addiction and how he nearly died from an overdose - it is expected `Recovery` will have a more positive slant.
The `Stan` hitmaker gave no indication as to whether any material from
`Relapse 2` - which includes tracks he made with legendary producer Dr. Dre - will be included on the new album.
`Recovery`, Eminem`s seventh studio LP, will be released on June 22.