Jimmy Iovine Explains Aftermath Delays

With rumors constantly circling the Aftermath Label, Interscope Chairman Jimmy Iovine sat down with Billboard yesterday to clear the smoke around the recent delays in Aftermath’s major upcoming releases.

With a new freestyle entitled "I'm Having A Relapse" hitting the web earlier this month, Eminem’s new project was rumored to be dropping this fourth quarter, but Mr. Iovine explained, “We only tried to put him [Eminem] out this year to replace Dr. Dre, but we got into a quagmire. Eminem was always coming next year.”

He elaborated, “We lost Dr. Dre to Eminem. Dre had to stop making his album to finish Eminem's album. Eminem hit a streak, and when a guy like Eminem gets on fire, you stop everything.”

Fans concerned about losing Dre’s highly anticipated album, Detox, entirely can rest assure that it is still on the way. Iovine said, “Dre's going back in January. He'll be finished with Eminem by then, and he'll finish his album.”

Although Mr. Iovine gave hope that the titanic projects are indeed set to be released next year, no specific dates or background information was revealed.

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