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Eminem “Not Afraid” Leak: New Single

Leak is first single from Recovery, Eminem's upcoming follow up to his 2009 album, Relapse


Eminem - Not Afraid - RecoveryEminem’s “Not Afraid” leaked this morning, the first single from his upcoming release Recovery, follow up to his 2009 album, Relapse, an addiction-themed travel into a darker side of the mind of Marshall Mathers.


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The “Not Afraid” lyrics are a typical barrage of strung-together-syllables from the Detroit wordsmith, and drops days after creating a buzz of anticipation in the hip hop world, leaking a vicious freestyle, “Despicable”, which finds Eminem rhyming over the instrumentals to recent smash hits “It’s Over” by Drake and “Beamer, Benz or Bentley” by Lloyd Banks and Juelz Santana.


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Interestingly, in “Not Afraid”, Eminem describes his own previous album as “ehh”, and the song has the same rebellious tone as many of Eminem’s previous hits, including “The Way I Am” and the Oscar-winning “Lose Yourself” from the movie 8 Mile.

Later in the morning, Eminem called into Sirius channel Shade 45 (the satellite radio channel he produces) and spoke with radio host Angela Yee about the single, his upcoming full-length release, working with new producers and the Detroit Lions.

Recovery is scheduled for a June 22 release.

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