Eminem Announces New Album ‘The Death of Slim Shady,’ 50 Cent Makes Cameo In Trailer

Eminem has been releasing music for nearly three decades, but he’s not quite finished yet. On Thursday (April 25), the legendary rapper announced he will be releasing his next project The Death of Slim Shady (Coup De Grace) this summer. The album marks his 12th studio album.

The calculated Detroit native was especially detail-oriented with the reveal, as he shared the news with a short trailer on social media right after the appearing at the first round of the NFL Draft in Detroit last night.

The clip shows a news segment that plays into the LP’s title, which signals the end of his “Slim Shady” moniker. “Through his complex and criticized, tongue-twisting rhymes, the anti-hero known as Slim Shady has had no shortage of enemies,” a crime reporter says in the video.

50 Cent then makes a brief cameo as a witness, explaining, “He’s not a friend, he’s a psychopath.”

The reporter also hints that fans may be about to witness a “recreation” and send-off of one of Em’s most iconic chapters. “The same rude lyrics and controversial antics may have ultimately led to his demise,” he said. “Join me as we recreate the events that led to the murder of Slim Shady.” Eminem himself shows up at the end of the trailer, noting, “I knew it was only a matter of time for Slim.”

The news of The Death of Slim Shady doesn’t come as a complete surprise, as Dr. Dre told Jimmy Kimmel earlier this year that albums by Eminem and Snoop Dogg were both done and ready to make landfall this year.

“Eminem is working on his own album, which is coming out this year. I actually talked to him and he said it was okay for me to make that announcement right here on this show. So he has an album coming out, I’ve got songs on it and it’s fire,” he said.

Eminem’s last LP, Music to Be Murdered By, arrived in January of 2020. It housed features from Young M.A., Royce Da 5’9″, White Gold, Ed Sheeran, Juice WRLD, Skylar Grey, Don Toliver, and others. Following that was Curtain Call 2 in 2022, which was the second greatest hits offering from the music veteran.