Straight from the Lab

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Straight from the Lab
Mixtape by Eminem
Released November 7, 2003
Genre Hip hop
Length 33:45
Label Bootleg (United States)
Universal Music (Europe)
Eminem compilation chronology
Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture 8 Mile
(2002)
Straight from the Lab
(2003)
The Singles
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Sputnikmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]

Straight from the Lab is a mixtape released by American rapper Eminem. The album was originally made available as a seven-track bootleg mixtape in the United States, before being issued officially as a sixteen-track compilation album by Universal Music in Europe on November 7, 2003.

Background[edit]

The song "We Are Americans" was later retitled "We As Americans", shortened by approximately 20 seconds, and it is included in a bonus disc on Eminem's fifth studio album Encore. "Love You More" also appears on the bonus disc of Encore. "Come On In" was later retitled "Six in the Morning", and was used on D12's second studio album, D12 World. "Bully" is a diss track, aimed at rappers Benzino, Irv Gotti and Ja Rule. "Can-I-Bitch" samples Slick Rick's song "Children's Story" in the first verse. It is also a play on the title of Canibus's first album, entitled Can-I-Bus. "Hailie's Revenge", which features background vocals from Eminem's daughter Hailie Jade, is sometimes referred as "Do Rae Me", and is a comeback to Ja Rule's song "Loose Change".[3] The uncensored version of "The Kids" appears here, on the second single The Way I Am, and the UK and Australian editions of The Marshall Mathers LP. The clean version appears on The Marshall Mathers LP and immediately replaces "Kim". "Explosion" is featured on the 2002 soundtrack Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture 8 Mile, with the latter being credited as "Rabbit Run".

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Monkey See, Monkey Do"   Eminem 3:40
2. "We Are Americans"   Eminem, Luis Resto 4:59
3. "Love You More"   Dr. Dre, Eminem, Luis Resto 4:56
4. "Can-I-Bitch"   Mike Elizondo 5:06
5. "Bully"   Eminem 5:17
6. "Come On In" (featuring D12) Eminem 4:34
7. "Hailie's Revenge (Do Rae Me)" (featuring D12 & Obie Trice) Mr. Porter 5:14

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Sputnikmusic review". Sputnikmusic.com. 2006-05-24. Retrieved 2013-06-05. 
  3. ^ "Straight from the Lab album review". Sputnikmusic.com. 2009-09-06. Retrieved 2013-06-05. 
  4. ^ Name. "Straight From The Lab EP | Eminem Music". Eminem-music.nl. Retrieved 2013-06-05.