Rapper Eminem is set for a Christmas fight with himself after producing 12 new TUPAC SHAKUR songs for the dead star's seventh posthumous album.

The new Tupac album, LOYAL TO THE GAME, will be released on 14 December (04) - just three weeks after the release of Eminem's new album Encore.

Eminem remixed 12 of the 16 songs, based around previously unreleased verses from Shakur, for the album, which he also executive produces with Shakur's mother Afeni Shakur.

The album will include guest appearances from 50 CENT, Jadakiss and RON ISLEY among others.

Shakur was shot and killed in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 1996.

04/11/2004 02:39