13-time GRAMMY winning producer, songwriter and rapper Eminem has signed on as executive producer of the hotly anticipated debut album from five-time GRAMMY-nominated singer songwriter Skylar Grey, it was announced today. The first single, â€œCâ€™mon Let Me Rideâ€ featuring Eminem, which is produced by Alex Da Kid and mixed by both Eminem and Alex, will be released to all digital retailers on December 11. Greyâ€™s debut album, now titled Donâ€™t Look Down, is due out Spring 2013 from KIDinaKORNER/Interscope.
â€œWhen I was working on Recovery I was introduced to Skylar by Alex Da Kid and I was blown away with her talent as both a songwriter and vocalist,â€ said Eminem. â€œThis album is really going to give her a chance to connect with the fans who probably know her music, but might not know her yet. I think they will be as impressed as I am.â€
“Putting out a debut album is a bit scary â€“ I want it to be just right so I took some extra time to finish it. Eminem’s increased involvement has been such a blessing; I’m getting guidance from an artist I really admire and trust,â€ said Grey. â€œHaving written many new songs, the album has become a completely different animal, hence the title change. This new single with Em, in particular, is very exciting. We have worked on so many serious songs together â€“ itâ€™s a nice change of pace to do something fun and sarcastic.”
The music video for Â“”CÂ’mon Let Me Ride”Â” featuring Eminem was shot in Detroit last week and will also be released along with the single on December 11th.