Eminem Presents: The Re-Up

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Eminem Presents: The Re-Up
Compilation album by Shady Records
Released December 5, 2006
Recorded 2002-2006
Genre Hip hop
Length 74:38 (Standard)
78:19 (With Bonus Track)
Label Shady, Interscope
Producer Eminem (exec.)
Akon, The Alchemist, Disco D, Dr. Dre, Dawaun Parker Focus..., Luis Resto, Rikinatti, Witt & Pep
Eminem compilation chronology
Curtain Call: The Hits
(2005)
Eminem Presents: The Re-Up
(2006)
Shady XV
(2014)
Singles from Eminem Presents: The Re-Up
  1. "You Don't Know"
    Released: November 7, 2006
  2. "Jimmy Crack Corn"
    Released: March 6, 2007

Eminem Presents: The Re-Up[1] is a hip hop compilation album performed by various artists of Shady Records,[2] The album features performances by Shady Records artists Eminem, D12, 50 Cent, Obie Trice, Stat Quo, Lloyd Banks, Bobby Creekwater and Cashis. The album debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 and has since sold over one million copies in the U.S alone and is certified platinum.

Background[edit]

The album began as a street mixtape project; an underground, unofficial CD with raw production values. "But what happened is that the material was so good and the tracks were getting produced like a regular album", Eminem said: "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".[3] The album was executive-produced by Eminem, who also produced the majority of the songs. A handful of tracks were produced by The Alchemist, who also compiled the album in mixtape fashion.

Each of the tracks was a new song which debuted on the album, though Stat Quo's "Billion Bucks", produced by LT Moe and Frank-Dawg's "Cry Now" (Remix), produced by SickNotes, were recently released on mixtapes and to radio. The first single and music video from the album is "You Don't Know", performed by Eminem, 50 Cent, Cashis and Lloyd Banks. The second single from the album is "Jimmy Crack Corn", which features 50 Cent (with a vocal mix by Cashis, who is also featured on the single version of the song) and peaked at number one on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.[4]

Rampant misinformation about Eminem Presents: The Re-Up included many false internet track listings and the claim that the mixtape would be a tribute to the late Proof of D12. "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".[5]

Eminem revealed in a Shade 45 interview that he had fellow rapper Bizarre draw the cover, reportedly it took him over three months to finish one person.[6]

On the U.S. Billboard 200, the album debuted at number two behind Ciara's The Evolution, selling about 309,000 copies in its first week.[7] The album has been certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, as it has sold over 1.1 million copies in the U.S..

Eminem appears on nine of the album's tracks (more than any other artist, including the new artists being launched): "Jimmy Crack Corn", "No Apologies", "Public Enemy #1", "Shady Narcotics (Intro)", "Shake That (Remix)", "The Re-Up", "We're Back", "You Don't Know" and "Murder". Eminem remixed and produced 50 Cent's "Ski Mask Way" with Disco D and Luis Resto (which originally appeared on The Massacre), and Obie Trice's "Cry Now (Shady Remix)" produced by Witt and Pep (which originally appeared on Second Round's on Me).

Censorship[edit]

The clean version of the album censors all profanities, as well as violent and sexual content, and drug references. In the track "Talkin' All That", the word "fuck" was left uncensored once, and in the track "Jimmy Crack Corn", the word "shit" was also left uncensored twice and "ass" once. The track "Murder" segues into the track "Everything Is Shady", where the shooting effects in the beginning were cut. In "Shady Narcotics", Eminem does not mention 50 Cent. Instead, the clean version changes "50 Cent" to "[bitches] brand new [shit]". The song "No Apologies" has "Beyoncé" reversed when Eminem says "I got jelly like Beyoncé's pot belly".

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (50/100)[8]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[9]
Entertainment Weekly (B)[10]
Okayplayer 4/5 stars[11]
HipHopDX 3.5/5 stars[12]
IGN (7.4/10)[13]
RapReviews (7/10)[14]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[2]
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Eminem at DJ hero party with D-12

Initial critical response to Eminem Presents: The Re-Up was mixed to positive. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has received an average score of 50, based on the 13 reviews. It opened up at number 2 with sales of approximately 309,000, only behind R&B songstress Ciara.[15] The album has since sold a little over a million copies in the United States alone.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Music Performer(s) Length
1. "Shady Narcotics (Intro)" (Produced by Eminem) M. Mathers, L. Resto, S. King Eminem 0:56
2. "We're Back" (Produced by Eminem, Luis Resto) M. Mathers, L. Resto, O. Trice, S. Benton, A. Rogers, R. Johnson Eminem, Obie Trice, Stat Quo, Bobby Creekwater & Cashis 3:50
3. "Pistol Pistol (Remix)" (Produced by Eminem) V. Carlisle, D. Holton, R. Johnson, M. Mathers, O. Moore, D.Porter, O.Trice Obie Trice 2:27
4. "Murder" (Produced by Eminem, Luis Resto) M. Mathers, L. Resto, R. A. Johnson, R. Johnson, V. Carlisle Bizarre & Kuniva of D12 2:10
5. "Everything Is Shady" (Produced by Rikanatti) R. Johnson, R. Parham Cashis 4:23
6. "The Re-Up" (Produced by Eminem) M. Mathers, L. Resto, C. Jackson, A. Young, M. Elizondo Eminem & 50 Cent 2:57
7. "You Don't Know" (Produced by Eminem, Luis Resto) M. Mathers, C. Jackson, C. Lloyd, R. Johnson, L. Resto Eminem, 50 Cent, Cashis & Lloyd Banks (Background vocals by Tony Yayo) 4:17
8. "Jimmy Crack Corn" (Produced by Eminem, Luis Resto) M. Mathers, L. Resto, C. Jackson Eminem & 50 Cent 3:54
9. "Trapped" (Produced by Eminem) M. Mathers, D. Holton Proof of D12 0:58
10. "Whatever You Want" (Produced by Witt and Pep) D. Porter, O. Moore, D. Moore, B. Johnson, D. Campbell Swifty McVay & Mr. Porter of D12 2:48
11. "Talkin' All That" (Produced by Rikanatti) R. Johnson, R. Parham Cashis 4:05
12. "By My Side" (Produced By Focus...) S. Benton, B. Edwards, Jr. Stat Quo 4:08
13. "We Ride for Shady" (Produced by The Alchemist) A. Maman, O. Trice, R. Johnson, B. Health, E. Peters, R. Hunter Obie Trice & Cashis 3:09
14. "There He Is" (Produced by The Alchemist) A. Maman, A. Rogers, F. Bungusto Bobby Creekwater 4:27
15. "Tryin' Ta Win" (Produced by The Alchemist) A. Maman, S. Benton Stat Quo 3:52
16. "Smack That (Remix)" (Produced by Akon) M. Mathers, A. Thiam, M. Strange, L. Resto, S. Benton, A. Rogers Akon feat. Stat Quo & Bobby Creekwater 5:14
17. "Public Enemy #1" (Produced by Eminem) M. Mathers, L. Resto Eminem 1:58
18. "Get Low" (Produced by Dr. Dre, Dawaun Parker) S. Benton, A. Young, D. Parker, M. Elizondo, T. Moore Stat Quo 3:20
19. "Ski Mask Way (Eminem Remix)" (Produced by Disco D, Eminem, Luis Resto) C. Jackson, M. Mathers, L. Resto, D. Shayman, B. Sigler, R. Tyson, S.King 50 Cent 3:03
20. "Shake That (Remix)" (Produced by Eminem, Luis Resto) M. Mathers, L. Resto, S. King, N. Hale, O. Trice, A. Rogers Eminem, Nate Dogg, Obie Trice & Bobby Creekwater 2:59
21. "Cry Now (Shady Remix)" (Produced by Witt and Pep) O. Trice, D. Moore, B. Johnson, J. Scott, D. Robey, C. Louis, D. Campbell, S. Benton, R. Johnson, V. Carlisle, A. Rogers Obie Trice, Kuniva, Bobby Creekwater, Cashis & Stat Quo 5:09
22. "No Apologies" (Produced By Eminem, Luis Resto) M. Mathers, L. Resto Eminem 4:19
23. "Billion Bucks (Bonus Track)" (Produced By L.T. Moe) S. Benton, T. Moore Stat Quo 3:41

Samples[edit]

  • "The Re-Up" contains samples from the composition and sound recording "In Da Club", as performed by 50 Cent
  • "Trapped" samples "Oil Can Harry" by Proof with background vocals by Eminem (uncredited)
  • "We Ride for Shady" contains samples from the composition and sound recording "North Face" written by Bobby Heath, Eric Peters and Robert Hunter
  • "There He Is" contains samples from the composition and sound recording "Las Tentaciones De Georgia" written and performed by Fred Bongusto
  • "Cry Now" contains a sample from the composition of the recording "Blind Man" written by Joseph Scott and Don Robey, as performed by Bobby Blue Bland

Personnel[edit]

  • Dr. Dre - Producer, mixing
  • Jeff Bass – keyboards
  • Leslie Brathwaite – mixing
  • Tanya Bridges – sample clearance
  • Tony Campana – engineer, vocal engineer, vocal mixing, vocal recording
  • Dru Castro – engineer
  • Sarah Catlett – studio coordinator
  • Mike "Dat Nigga Chav" Chavarria – engineer
  • Chris Clancy – marketing
  • Dennis Dennehy – publicity
  • Mike Elizondo – keyboards
  • Eminem – keyboards, producer, rap, executive producer, mixing, illustrations, cover design, audio production
  • Joshua Fisher – marketing coordinator
  • Andrew Flad – product manager
  • Nicole Frantz – creative assistance
  • Brian Gardner – mastering
  • Scott Gutierrez – engineer
  • Marcus Heisser – A&R
  • Mauricio Iragorri – engineer, mixing
  • Steven King – bass, guitar, engineer, mixing
  • Marc Labelle – A&R
  • Andrew Mains – editing
  • Deborah Mannis-Gardner – sample clearance
  • Tracy McNew – A&R
  • Greg Miller – publicity
  • Riggs Morales – A&R
  • Alec Newell – engineer
  • Dart Parker – A&R
  • Dawaun Parker – keyboards, producer
  • Oscar "Filtrate" Ramierez – engineer
  • Luis Resto – keyboards, producer
  • Robert "Roomio" Reyes – assistant
  • David Saslow – promotions director
  • Les Scurry – production coordination, production supervisor
  • Manny Smith – A&R
  • Thomas Pepper – keyboards, producer
  • Steve Sola – mixing
  • Randy Sosin – video producer
  • Joe Vaughn – photography
  • Tony Yayo – backing vocals

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA) Gold[16] 35,000
Austria (IFPI) Gold 35,000
Brazil (ABPD) n/a 10,000
Japan (RIAJ) n/a 16,451[17]
New Zealand (RIANZ) 2x Platinum[18] 30,000
Russia (IFPI) Platinum[19] 20,000
Sweden (IFPI) Gold 30,500[20]
Switzerland (IFPI) Gold 15,000
United Kingdom (BPI) Gold[21] 210,000
United States (RIAA) Platinum[22] 1,051,508+[23]

Singles chart positions[edit]

Year Song Chart positions
Billboard Hot 100 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Rhythmic Top 40 Pop 100
2006 "You Don't Know" 12 87 40 16
2007 "Jimmy Crack Corn" 101 - - 77

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eminem Releases: Eminem Presents: The Re-Up Interscope Records
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  3. ^ Eminem presents the Re-Up, Now an album. MusicToday. Accessed August 3, 2007
  4. ^ "''Billboard.com'' - Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles". Billboard.com. Archived from the original on 2009-01-13. Retrieved 2012-06-27. 
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  6. ^ CD Booklet states that cover design and illustration was completed by Eminem despite Bizarre drawing all of it, with additional support by Glenn Josefosky at Chrome Bumper Films
  7. ^ Katie Hasty, "Ciara, Eminem, Stefani Overtake The Billboard 200", Billboard.com, December 13, 2006.
  8. ^ "Eminem Presents: The Re-Up Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More at Metacritic". Metacritic.com. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  9. ^ Jeffries, David (2006-12-05). "Allmusic review". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-06-27. 
  10. ^ Michael Endelman (2006-12-08). "Entertainment Weekly review". Ew.com. Retrieved 2012-06-27. 
  11. ^ Okayplayer review[dead link]
  12. ^ "HipHopDX review". Hiphopdx.com. 2006-12-06. Retrieved 2012-06-27. 
  13. ^ "IGN review". Uk.music.ign.com. Retrieved 2012-06-27. 
  14. ^ RapReviews review[dead link]
  15. ^ "Ciara, Eminem, Gwen Stefani overtake Billboard 200". Music.moldova.org. 2006-12-14. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  16. ^ "ARIA Charts - Albums Chart". ARIA. Retrieved July 1, 2007.
  17. ^ "French sales". Fanofmusic.free.fr. Retrieved 2012-06-27. 
  18. ^ "RIANZ July 2 2007, Top Albums Chart". Charts.org.nz. Retrieved July 8, 2007.
  19. ^ "Gold and Platinum International Albums in Russia – 2006". National Federation of Phonogram Producers (in Russian). 2M. Archived from the original on 2009-01-24. Retrieved 2010-04-22. 
  20. ^ Steffen Hung. "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community". Swisscharts.com. Retrieved 2012-06-27. 
  21. ^ [1][dead link]
  22. ^ "Shipments". Riaa.com. Retrieved 2012-06-27. 
  23. ^ Hope, Clover; Chery, Carl (June 2009). "For the Record". XXL magazine: 68–72.