Slim Shady’s been keeping a low profile lately, with virtually no updates regarding his upcoming studio album and now we know why; the rapper has been busy working with other up and coming artists on their own projects. Now that Eminem has finished work on Slaughterhouse’s new LP Welcome to: Our House he will take over as executive producer on the major-label debut by vocalist Skylar Grey.
The first single for the new album, “C’mon Let Me Ride” is scheduled for release on December 11th and will feature Eminem and be produced by Alex Da Kid. The two first teamed up while Eminem was working on Recovery and have been together musically ever since. “I was blown away with her talent as both a songwriter and vocalist. This album is really going to give her a chance to connect with the fans who probably know her music, but might not know her yet,” he said. “I think they will be as impressed as I am.”
Originally titled Invincible, Don’t Look Down is expected to be released next Spring and Grey credits Eminem for all of his support on the project. “Putting out a debut album is a bit scary- I want it to be just right so I took some extra time to finish it. Eminem’s increased involvement has been such a blessing; I’m getting guidance from an artist I really admire and trust. Having written many new songs, the album has become a completely different animal, hence the title change. This new single with Em, in particular, is very exciting. We have worked on so many serious songs together – it’s a nice change of pace to do something fun and sarcastic.”
“C’mon Let Me Ride’s” release will be accompanied by a music video that just wrapped filming in Detroit last week.