While speaking to teenmusic recently, Akon disclosed that rap megastar Eminem (born Marshall Mathers) has a new album in the bakery. Akon, who met Eminem through Obie Trice, also claims to have inspired Eminem’s recent move.
"Eminem told me he was getting bored with everything, which is why he took a break. But he’s back working on an album and I’ve got some records ready for him to use on it. "I know him through (rapper) Obie Trice and we’ve talked about doing something together for so long, but our schedules made it impossible. It was our chemistry that got him out of retirement."
As reported previously, Akon’s "Smack That" single (which features Eminem) recently skyrocketed from No. 95 to No.7, thus setting a new Billboard record. The song is featured on Akon’s upcoming sophomore album Konvicted, due out November 21. Eminem, on the other hand, is currently adding finishing touches to his forthcoming Shady compilation Eminem Presents: The Re-Up, slated for December 5.