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Eminem 'working on new album with Dr Dre'

Eminem is reportedly returning from his career hiatus to record a ninth studio album with his old producer Dr Dre.

In an interview the director of a new Dr Dre documentary let slip that the producer is currently working on a track for Slim Shady's new album.

"Dre still records. People don't know this," director Allen Hughes told Uproxx.

"Dre records every day. Literally, he's in there recording songs every day. He's like Picasso that way.

"He's always painting. Right now he's producing, in the 11th hour, a track for Eminem's latest album. So Dre's still real active in music, you know? It's the truth."

The music mogul has been relatively idle since his $3bn Beats By Dre deal, which saw him selling his headphone business to Apple.

As for Eminem, the Detroit rapper hasn't booked a studio since his 2013 sequel to The Marshall Mathers LP, only recording short collaborations here and there with the likes of Big Sean.

He also released a single titled Campaign Speech, on the same day as the then presidential candidate Donald Trump was getting ready for his third big debate.

"Don't worry I'm working on an album! Here's something meanwhile," he wrote at the time.

On social media, news that the real Slim Shady might be staging a comeback was well received by fans.

"I just saw that Dre is working with Eminem on his new album. I almost hyperventilate. I had to write a quick eulogy for whoever he buries," one user wrote.

"Eminem & Dr.Dre workin on s new album? Best news I've heard in a while," wrote another.

For now, no one from either side of the production has confirmed the reports.

Dr Dre documentary The Defiant Ones premiered on HBO in the US on Sunday.

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