Eminem wrapped up his Monster tour in Detroit last night, and then sent the hip-hop world into a storm of speculation today with rumors of a new album titled Shady XV dropping on Black Friday. A major clue about a potential album was revealed in the latest trailer for Denzel Washington's film, The Equalizer, which can be seen above, when during the end credits it says, "Featuring the new song "Guts Over Fear" from Shady XV on Black Friday."
To add to the speculation, Em rocked a shirt with the Shady XV logo on it during the tour stop in Detroit last night. There is also this tweet, which can be seen below, from Em's manager, Paul Rosenberg, from June where he simply tweeted out "Shady XV" with no other context.
Details about the project are obviously limited about whether this could be an all new original album, or possibly some sort of tribute compilation to his classic project, Slim Shady LP, which came out 15 years ago. Em is slated to drop his new single from the film, "Guts Over Fear," featuring Sia on iTunes tomorrow, at which point more details should become available.
UPDATE: Em just dropped a trailer for the project, which can be seen below. According to Billboard, the project will indeed be double-disc compilation album. The first disc will feature a number of Em's greatest hits, and the second will be compiled of new music from a combination of Em, Yelawolf, Slaughterhouse, and more.
UPDATE: Paul Rosenberg has just announced that Shady XV has been pushed up to November 24, right before Thanksgiving.
SHADYXV IS 11/24.— Paul Rosenberg (@rosenberg) August 26, 2014
Update: Check out the official tracklist for the project featuring appearances from Em, Big Sean, DeJ Loaf, and more.