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Eminem's "DJ Renegade" Track "Taking My Ball" Premieres

October 19, 2009 11:57 AM ET

Eminem's "Taking My Ball," the new track featured on Slim Shady's DJ Hero Renegade greatest-hits compilation, leaked October 16th after making its debut on Eminem's Sirius satellite radio station Shade45. As Rolling Stone reported, "Taking My Ball" is a leftover from the Relapse sessions, and it's essentially a less controversial version of that album's scathing celeb-basher "We Made You." The song was cut in 2008, yet on "Taking My Ball" Eminem makes stale pop culture references to Tara Reid, Mischa Barton and feeding Rosie O'Donnell McDonald's while watching The Sopranos. Listen to it over at Nah Right.

While no firm details regarding Relapse 2 have been announced yet, it seems unlikely that "Taking My Ball" will appear on the Eminem's sequel to his May 2009 album. Em had previously told his Shade45 that Relapse 2 will be more "emotionally driven" than its predecessor, and "Taking the Ball" sports the immature, antagonist tone of Relapse's non-serial-killing, non-drug-addled lighter side.

As RS reported, "Taking My Ball" is the lone unreleased track off the DJ Hero Renegade comp, a collection of deep album cuts and rarities that will accompany the Renegade Edition of the upcoming DJ Hero music video game. Jay-Z's own Renegade collection, more of a greatest hits comp than a scattering of obscure tracks, will also be included with the special version of the game.

Related Stories:
New Eminem Track, Jay-Z's Biggest Hits Coming to "DJ Hero Renegade Edition" Albums
Eminem Teams With 50 Cent, Gets Past "Punch Lines" on "Relapse 2"
Eminem Skewers Britney Spears, Amy Winehouse, Sarah Palin in "We Made You" Video

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