Eminem's Manager Addresses "Shady XX" Album Rumors

Rumors have been swirling this week about Eminem and a possible compilation album allegedly set to have new music from the rap superstar -- all in celebration of Em's Shady Records' 20th anniversary. 

As it turns out, people got their facts wrong. 

The confusion started when designer Mike Saputo posted unused "Shady XX" logos on his Instagram. 

“So sometime last year, we started working on some things to celebrate Shady’s 20th,” Saputo wrote on IG. “I worked up a ton of logos and other assets for it. Ended up the project never made it to the light of day unfortunately. So I was left with a whole bunch of stuff I thought came out pretty good, but nowhere to use it. Such is the design life.”

 

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So sometime last year, we started working on some things to celebrate Shady’s 20th. I worked up a ton of logos and other assets for it. Ended up the project never made it to the light of day unfortunately. So I was left with a whole bunch of stuff I thought came out pretty good, but nowhere to use it. Such is the design life. Here’s a first batch of just some of the stuff I did, there was a ton. I am particularly fond of the Deadpool-esque logo done of Skam’s mummy from SSLP, with the bandages forming an XX. @shadyrecords @eminem #shadyxx #shady #logo

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Saputo designed logos for "Shady XV" back in 2014. That compilation featured classic Shady Records tracks on one half; and new material from Shady artists like Em, Slaughterhouse, and Yelawolf on the other. So its understandable why fans got excited.

But after Saputo's Instagram post sent fans into a tizzy and got widespread speculation about a new release, Em's longtime manager Paul Rosenberg hopped on Twitter to set the record straight.

“None of this is accurate," Rosenberg tweeted. "The art was created for a vinyl box set that was scrapped due to production time. Sorry, guys.”

 

 

 

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*HEADER CREDIT: Eminem performs onstage during the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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