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Eminem Presents: The Re-up -12/5/06

Old 11-13-06, 08:09 PM
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Eminem Presents: The Re-up -12/5/06

Eminem Presents: The Re-Up (Shady Records/Interscope Records), began as a street mixtape project--an underground, unofficial CD with raw production values--designed to help launch new Shady Records artists Stat Quo, Ca$his and Bobby Creekwater. "But what happened is that the material was so good and the tracks were getting produced like a regular album," said Eminem. "Instead of putting it out there rough and unfinished, I thought we should add some other new tracks, make it a real album, and put it in the record stores to give these new artists a real boost." The album was executive produced by Eminem, who also produced the majority of the songs. A handful of selections were produced by The Alchemist, who also compiled the album in true mixtape fashion. The Alchemist is best known for his work with Cypress Hill, Nas, Snoop Dogg, Mobb Deep, and Jadakiss.

Each of the tracks makes its official CD debut on Eminem Presents: The Re-Up, though Stat Quo's "Billion Bucks," and Obie Trice's "Cry Now" (Remix), produced by LT Moe, was recently released on mixtapes and to radio. The first single and video will be "You Don't Know" from Eminem, 50 Cent, Ca$his and Lloyd Banks. With Eminem and Ca$his from the Shady camp and 50 Cent and Lloyd Banks from G-Unit, the rap illustrates the unity of the two organizations.

The Re-Up also gave acclaimed hip-hop producer The Alchemist a chance to work with Shady's new regime. After joining forces on-stage as Eminem's DJ on last year's Anger Management 3 tour, Alchemist and the Shady camp began collaborating in the studio. This new album features the results of this anticipated collaboration with new tracks produced by The Alchemist featuring Stat Quo, Ca$his, Bobby Creekwater and Obie Trice.

Among the album's other recordings are "No Apologies" from Eminem; "Talkin' All That" from Ca$his; "City Of Gold" from Bobby Creekwater; "Murder" from Bizarre and Kuniva (both of D12); and The "Smack That (Remix)" with Akon.

Rampant misinformation about Eminem Presents: The Re-Up included many false internet tracklistings and that the mixtape would be a tribute to D12's Proof, the recently slain rapper and close friend of Eminem. "The D12 album and those unreleased songs with Proof are coming," said Eminem. "But The Re-Up is about these new artists and these new songs. It isn't fair to them or to the memory of Proof to mix them up."

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Old 11-24-06, 09:54 PM
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01. Shady Narcotics (Eminem Intro)
02. We're Back (Eminem, Stat Quo, Obie Trice & Cashis)
03. Pistol Pistol remix (Obie Trice)
04. Murder (Bizzare & Kuniva)
05. Everything Is Shady (Cashis)
06. The Re-Up (Eminem & 50 Cent)
07. You Dont Know (Eminem, 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks & Cashis)
08. Jimmy Crack Corn (Eminem & 50 Cent)
09. Trapped (Proof)
10. Whatever You Want (Denuan Porter & Swifty)
11. Talkin All That (Cashis)
12. By My Side (Stat Quo)
13. We Ride For Shady (Obie Trice, Cashis)
14. There He Is (Bobby Creekwater)
15. Trying Ta Win (Stat Quo)
16. Smack That remix (Eminem, Stat Quo, Bobby Creekwater)
17. Public Enemy #1
18. Get Low (Stat Quo)
19. Ski Mask Way remix (50 Cent)
20. Shake That remix (Eminem, Nate Dogg & Obie Trice)
21. Cry Now remix (Obie Trice, Kuniva, Bobby Creekwater & Cashis)
22. No Apologies (Eminem)

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I've got an advance copy - it's pretty good.

The song 'No Apologies' is really good...like Slim going back to his early days.

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The whole album solid. It really does flow like a mixtape, especially the track The Re-Up that samples the 'In Da Club' beat for a minute. The new Remix's, especially to Cry Now (even though it's not 'NEW' persay) are great.
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Sounds like a wonderful track listing for all our young people to find under the tree. Not.
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Alchemist talked to Jadakiss, I'm surprised 50 hasnt shot him for it yet.
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