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Eminem Brings Out the Body Bag to Reveal ‘The Death of Slim Shady’ Album Cover Art

Em will lift the curtain on July 12, when the album hits streaming services.



Travis Shinn

Eminem’s The Death of Slim Shady (Coup De Grâce)is just days away, and the “Lose Yourself” rapper raised anticipation surrounding his 12th studio LP when revealing the album’s cover art.

The Detroit dignitary took to social media on Tuesday (July 9) to post the official album artwork, which finds Em wide-eyed while getting zipped up into a body bag.

Eminem appears to be killing off an older version of himself as evidenced by the album title. The cover features a more youthful-looking Slim Shady featuring his vintage blond-bleached hair.

“THE DEATH OF SLIM SHADY (COUP DE GRÂCE)…Friday,” he wrote. The album’s title is inscribed on the cover art with alternating vibrant colors, with the hues and scribble of his alter ego’s name similar to that on The Slim Shady LP cover.


The Eminem hive couldn’t contain their excitement as they hyped up the artwork and upcoming LP in his X replies. “THIS WILL BE A CLASSIC,” one confident fan declared. Others are hoping that a tracklist reveal is up next from Em.

Another proclaimed: “Not enough body bags for the whole industry when that album drop!”

The Death of Slim Shady (Coup De Grâce) will finally arrive on Friday (July 12). Eminem has dropped off a pair of singles ahead of the project. “Houdini” gave Em his highest charting Billboard Hot 100 entry of the decade when it debuted at No. 2.

He took it back to his roots when Detroit rappers BabyTron and Big Sean joined him on “Tobey.” Cole Bennett directed the bloody visual for the upcoming album’s second single, with the video arriving on Monday (July 8). The Lyrical Lemonade boss revealed that the track started off with just BabyTron before inviting Sean Don and ultimately Eminem into the fold, who loved it so much that he turned it into a single leading into his 12th album.


Check out The Death of Slim Shady (Coup De Grâce) cover art below.

This article was originally published by Billboard U.S.
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