The long-awaited Eminem album, The Marshall Mathers LP: Born To Run, finally dropped Friday morning, as the Chicago rapper’s longtime label, A&R Records, celebrated the release with a live concert.
In addition to a special guest appearance from singer-songwriter T.I., the event was held at The W Hotel in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood.
Fans gathered outside the hotel’s famed Rose Garden to witness a special live performance of “F**k The Police,” featuring the Chicago singer and producer.
A&R Records has yet to confirm a release date, but it’s believed the album will be released sometime in early 2017.
The album is the second major milestone for the veteran hip-hop artist, who’s been in the spotlight since the release of his debut solo album, Eminem: The Movie, in 2013.
The rapper previously released his solo album in 2017 with production from producer Dr. Dre and songwriter Lil Wayne.
With the release, the rapper and his team are now in the midst of a major project with producer Draymond Green, which is expected to debut in the next couple of months.
“The Marshall Mears LP: The Marshall Miller Years” was produced by A&r Records, with contributions from producer Nate Dogg, producer Aesop Rock and producer Kevin Parker.
The release marks the first time A&rd has produced an Eminem album.
In the past, Eminem has shared his thoughts on his career, including how he came to be on the verge of a career-defining moment in 2017.
“I had to get up at 7 in the morning and work on the new album, so I was pretty much in the dark,” he said.
“It was really weird.
I was like, ‘I’ve got this album to put out, I’ve got to work.’
But at the same time, I was excited because it was the first record I made that didn’t come out until I was 25.”