Eminem Presents: The Re-Up

Eminem Presents: The Re-Up

by EminemEminem

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Overview

Seemed like drama was always something Eminem craved, but in the year leading up to The Re-Up, the drama was heavy, a really, really bad kind of heavy. He checked himself into rehab, got remarried for a few months to the infamous Kim before that went south, then his best man and best friend Proof is murdered in a bizarre and depressing incident that made all the gangster talk that came previously extra chilling. A mixtape that was originally planned to be released on the underground circuit, The Re-Up has plenty of that serious heat that influenced Eminem to go aboveground with the release. There's the surging remix of 50 Cent's "Ski Mask Way," the excellent all-star single "You Don't Know," a couple clever redo's of Akon's "Smack That" single with various members of the Shady family, and "There He Is" with newcomer Bobby Creekwater living up to his hype over a rich Alchemist beat. Tacked onto the end is Eminem's shining moment, "No Apologies," which speaks to his frozen heart, then lashes out at critics. The man's lyrical dexterity is on display for the soul-searching closer, there's no doubt about that, but the target is questionable, since it didn't really seem like Em was getting a critical drubbing in 2006. A diversion maybe? Could be, since he's sidestepping a whole lot of the other issues here. While Proof gets his due with the intro to his unreleased track "Trapped," this is hardly his memorial, plus his D12 brothers Bizarre and Kuniva are in no hurry to lay off the gun talk with their visceral and knowingly irresponsible "Murder." The quick marriage/divorce and rehab are barely noted, either, and while Em has every right to keep whatever he wants private, longtime fans looking for that usual candor are in for a shock. Instead of using the mixtape format as an up-to-the-minute dispatch from the soul, Em has decided to bring the Shady empire back into focus with The Re-Up. 50 Cent and his G-Unit crew are brought back into the Shady scene when it seemed they just about outgrew it, and with Creekwater, Cashis, and Stat Quo all anxious to become "rookie of the year," the Shady spotlight is validated. Once the Eminem hardcore accept that this is more about the whole talented and hungry crew than the man with a devastating year on his hands, they'll co-sign.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/05/2006
Label: Shady Records
UPC: 0602517096110
catalogNumber: 000788502
Rank: 8243

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Eminem   Primary Artist,Keyboards,Rap
Jeff Bass   Keyboards
Luis Resto   Keyboards
Nate Dogg   Rap
Mike Elizondo   Keyboards
50 Cent   Rap
Bizarre   Rap
Proof   Rap
Kuniva   Rap
Obie Trice   Rap
Tony Yayo   Background Vocals
Lloyd Banks   Rap
Stat Quo   Rap,Track Performer
Swifty McVay   Track Performer
Dawaun Parker   Keyboards
Cashis   Rap,Track Performer
Bobby Creekwater   Rap,Track Performer
Steve King   Bass,Guitar

Technical Credits

Bunny Sigler   Composer
T. Moore   Composer
Luis Resto   Composer,Producer
Randy Sosin   Video Producer
Mauricio Iragorri   Engineer
Deborah Mannis-Gardner   Sample Clearance
Andre Young   Composer
Scott Gutierrez   Engineer
Eminem   Producer,Executive Producer,Illustrations,Cover Design,Audio Production
D. Moore   Composer
R. Tyson   Composer
Marshall Mathers   Composer
Tony Campana   Engineer,Vocal Engineer,Vocal Mixing,Vocal Recording
Nathaniel Hale   Composer
Dru Castro   Engineer
Christian Clancy   Marketing
Nicole Frantz   Creative Assistance
Sarah Catlett   Studio Coordinator
Mike "Dat Nigga Chav" Chavarria   Engineer
Aliaune "Akon" Thiam   Composer
Dennis Dennehy   Publicity
Alec Newell   Engineer
Greg Miller   Publicity
Oscar "Filtrate" Ramierez   Engineer
C. Louis   Composer
David Saslow   Promotions Director
Joshua Fisher   Marketing Coordinator
R.B. Hunter   Composer
Sgt. C. Jackson   Composer
Dawaun Parker   Producer
Tanya Bridges   Sample Clearance
Steve King   Composer,Engineer

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