LATEST: Eminem and Snoop Dogg's new albums will both be released early in a bid to combat piracy concerns.

Eminem's Encore, which was originally scheduled for a 16 November (04) release, will now hit stores four days early (12NOV04).

And Snoop Dogg's R+G (RHYTHM + GANGSTA): THE MASTERPIECE will hit stores on the same day (16NOV04) - a full week ahead of its original release date.

Eminem, whose new album can already be heard on the internet, brought the release of his last album THE EMINEM SHOW forward nine days in a bid to prevent the album from leaking onto the internet.

05/11/2004 03:22