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Eminem Nigel Parry

Shady’s back. Eminem has dropped his first new music in some years, releasing 90 seconds of a track called “Symphony In H.”

The tune charters familiar territory for the 40-year-old Detroit rapper -- it’s full of venom, vigour and some violent imagery.

The snippet premiered on DJ Tony Touch's Shade 45 show, and can be streamed below at Shady Records' SoundCloud page.

The full song is expected to appear on Tony Touch’s upcoming mixtape, "The Piece Maker 3: Return of the 50 MCs, which is due July 9.

Still, there’s no word on precisely when Eminem’s next album will arrive. In an interview with MTV last August, the artist admitted he had “just started” on a new album. In a Billboard exclusive earlier this year, Shady president Paul Rosenberg gave an update.  Eminem, he said, was "far into the process" of recording his eighth studio album, which would arrive after "Memorial Day."

Eminem's 30 Biggest Billboard Hits

It’s been three years since Eminem released a solo album, 2010's "Recovery." That album peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and yielded the hit “Love the Way You Lie,” featuring Rihanna, which topped the Hot 100 for seven consecutive weeks.

Along the way to "Recovery," he's earned six Billboard 200 No. 1s, four Hot 100 No. 1s and countless awards.

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