Straight from the Lab

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Straight from the Lab
Eminem - StraightFromtheLab.jpg
Compilation album (bootleg) by
Released2003
GenreHip hop
Length33:45
LabelBootleg
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Sputnikmusic3.5/5 stars[2]

Straight from the Lab, released in 2003, is a bootleg compilation of unofficially released songs by Eminem. The tracks originally appeared on the Internet as a seven-track mixtape in the United States, before being issued as a sixteen-track bootleg in Europe. A second compilation, titled Straight from the Lab Part 2, leaked in 2011.[3]

Songs[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.

The diss track "Bully" is aimed at rappers Benzino, Irv Gotti and Ja Rule.[4][5]

"Can-I-Bitch" samples Slick Rick's song "Children's Story" in the first verse. It is also a word play on the title of Canibus's first album, entitled Can-I-Bus and is an answer song to the Pet Shop Boys' 2002 song "The Night I Fell in Love".[4]

Another diss track titled "Hailie's Revenge" (sometimes referred as "Do Rae Me"), which features background vocals from Eminem's daughter Hailie Jade, is a response to Ja Rule's song "Loose Change", in which Ja Rule has insulted Eminem's family, including Hailie.[4][6]

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.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."Monkey See, Monkey Do"Sticcy Z3:40
2."We Are Americans"Eminem, Luis Resto4:59
3."Love You More"Dr. Dre, Eminem, Luis Resto4:56
4."Can-I-Bitch"Mike Elizondo5:06
5."Bully"Sticcy Z & Gaucho5:17
6."Come on In" (featuring D12)Eminem4:34
7."Hailie's Revenge (Doe Rae Me)" (featuring D12 & Obie Trice)Mr. Porter5:14

Part 2[edit]

A separate leak from 2011 included 22 tracks.[3]

No.TitleProducerLength
1."The Apple" 4:21
2."Things Get Worse" (featuring B.o.b)Sermstyle3:51
3."Goin' Crazy" (featuring D12)Mike & Keys4:03
4."Where I'm At"Boi-1da2:50
5."Give Me the Ball" 2:41
6."Oh No"Dr. Dre3:55
7."Echo" (featuring Royce Da 5'9" & Liz Rodriguez)DJ Khalil4:30
8."Wee Wee" 2:48
9."Topless" (featuring Nas & Slim Da Mobster)DJ Khalil2:37
10."Fly Away" (featuring Just Blaze)Just Blaze5:08
11."Difficult"Eminem4:37
12."Emulate" (featuring Obie Trice)Eminem3:12
13."Hello, Good Morning (Freestyle)"Danja1:03
14."Living Proof" (featuring Royce Da 5'9") 3:46
15."Cocaine" (featuring Jazmine Sullivan)Salaam Remi4:15
16."I Get Money"Apex1:39
17."Hit Me With Your Best Shot" (featuring D12)Honorable C.N.O.T.E.5:23
18."Ballin' Uncontrollably" 5:31
19."Celebrity (Freestyle)"Dirk Pate1:11
20."Syllables" (featuring Jay-Z, Dr. Dre, Stat Quo, 50 Cent & Cashis)Dr. Dre5:10
21."G.O.A.T" 3:54
22."It's Been Real (Outro)" 2:17

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Sputnikmusic review". Sputnikmusic.com. 2006-05-24. Retrieved 2013-06-05.
  3. ^ a b "Eminem – Straight From the Lab Part 2 User Opinions – sputnikmusic". www.sputnikmusic.com. Retrieved 2017-07-22.
  4. ^ a b c Patel, Joseph (December 2, 2003). "Eminem's Benzino Dis Turns Up In The Lab". MTV.
  5. ^ Patel, Joseph (December 4, 2003). "Eminem Apologizes For Old Track That Dissed Black Women". MTV.
  6. ^ "Straight from the Lab album review". Sputnikmusic.com. 2009-09-06. Retrieved 2013-06-05.
  7. ^ "Straight From The Lab EP | Eminem Music". Eminem-music.nl. Retrieved 2013-06-05.