The self proclaimed king of controversy Eminem looks set to return with a new album next year. While there has been now official announcement as such astute fans of the Detroit rapper have spotted a clue nodding towards a new record on a new piece of merchandise in the MC's online store.

The limited edition baseball cap (above) is a tribute to Slim Shady’s home town and stitched on the side are the dates of the D12 members solo albums, from 1996's Infinate to 2010's Recovery. 2013 joins the list, suggesting a release is on its way.

Eminem has had somewhat of a fall from grace in recent years with critics failing to warm to his previous two efforts and Slim's personal life receiving more attention than his music.