According to a post yesterday on his official website, Eminem’s ambitious plans to release another Relapse album this year have been abandoned. Instead, he’ll be adding seven tracks to the first Relapse, calling it Relapse: Refill and putting it out just in time for the holidays on December 21. The expanded record will feature the posse cut from the Lebron James movie with Kanye West, and Lil Wayne (and, er, Drake), a track called “Taking My Ball” from the DJ Hero soundtrack and five brand new songs.
No word on what those will sound like, but the announcement makes oblique references to the involvement of Dr. Dre and Just Blaze, so that’s promising. Relapse 2, meanwhile, will come out next year sometime. On an unrelated note, did you see those amazing cyphers from the 2009 BET Awards? Best idea ever. Check out Eminem, Mos Def and Black Thought freestyling together after the jump.