An unprecedented level of security has been placed around Eminem’s new album in an attempt to beat bootleggers. According to reports, only a handful of people at the rapper’s label, Shady Records, have been allowed to hear The Eminem Show.
Also, no advance copies of the album have been made available to Em’s UK label, Universal Music. The operation represents the highest ever level of security for a new release.
Em’s label is keen not to suffer the mass bootlegging that damaged the sales of Jay Z & R Kelly’s The Best Of Both Worlds. The collaborative album was available on the streets of New York a month before its official release date.
In other related news, the video for Em’s new single Without Me reportedly sees the rapper dress up as Osama Bin Laden. The track features guest appearances from Dr Dre, D12 and new Shady Records’ signing, Obie Trice.
The Eminem Show will be released in the UK on the 3rd of June 2002.
Pay a visit to Em’s authorized site @ www.eminem.com