XXL magazine's fifth annual Love/Hate year-end double issue, featuring an exclusive interview with rapper Eminem. Allhiphop reports that Eminem will also grace the cover of this special issue of the hip-hop magazine, due out December 7. Eminem's latest album, "Encore," is out now.
Eminem, for one, was so moved by Pac that he approached Shakur's mother, Afeni, and asked to work on the deceased icon's next posthumous album, Loyal to the Game. Eminem ended up producing 13 tracks for Loyal to the Game, with the first single being "Thugs Get Lonely Too," featuring Nate Dogg. As of right now, Loyal to the Game still has a release date of December 14, according to Interscope. Afeni Shakur plans on using a portion of the proceeds to build a Tupac Amaru Shakur center for the arts in Stone Mountain, Georgia. "I was given some Tupac a cappellas and just went crazy with them," Slim Shady said. "It's been a longtime dream for me to be able to get to a level of being able to produce not only other artists, but somebody that I looked up to in general. People will see when it comes out. It is what it is, I'm bumping it right now."
Robbie Williams became friends with Eminem after a chance meeting in a Los Angeles gym. The singer couldn't believe his eyes when he saw Eminem walk into the exercise room and was amazed when the 8 Mile star was equally interested in him. Williams recalls, "I saw Eminem at the gym once. It was in LA and I saw a load of bodyguards come in first and thought 'aye, aye, who's this then?' And it was Eminem. "He walks past and I say to my bodyguard 'hey, look, Eminem's in' and I turned around and he was saying 'look it's Robbie Williams' and we both said 'Wassup?' "He sent me his single once 'Without Me'. I suppose when I write one I like, I'll send him one of mine."