Straight from the Lab
|Straight from the Lab|
|Mixtape by Eminem|
|Released||November 7, 2003|
|Label||Bootleg (United States)
Universal Music (Europe)
|Eminem compilation chronology|
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 The album was originally made available as a seven-track bootleg mixtape in the United States, before being issued officially as a sixteen-track compilation album by Universal Music in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.
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.
"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".
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.
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".
|1.||"Monkey See, Monkey Do"||Sticcy Z||3:40|
|2.||"We Are Americans"||Eminem, Luis Resto||4:59|
|3.||"Love You More"||Dr. Dre, Eminem, Luis Resto||4:56|
|5.||"Bully"||Sticcy Z & Gaucho||5:17|
|6.||"Come on In" (featuring D12)||Eminem||4:34|
|7.||"Hailie's Revenge (Doe Rae Me)" (featuring D12 & Obie Trice)||Mr. Porter||5:14|
|European Bonus Tracks|
|8.||"The Kids"||Bass Brothers, Eminem||5:03|
|11.||"The Conspiracy" (featuring 50 Cent)||Sticcy Z||2:49|
|12.||"Bump Heads" (featuring 50 Cent, Tony Yayo & Lloyd Banks)||DJ Green Lantern||4:37|
|13.||"Lose Yourself" (Drum & Bass Remix)||Sticcy Z||4:41|
|14.||"Cleanin' Out My Closet" (Drum & Bass Remix)||Eminem, Luis Resto, Jeff Bass||3:53|
|15.||"(God Is) Cleanin' Out My Closet" (Religious Remix)||Eminem, Luis Resto, Jeff Bass||5:42|