You Don't Know - (featuring 50 Cent/Lloyd Banks/Cashis/50 Cent/Cashis/Lloyd Banks)
Jimmy Crack Corn
Whatever You Want
Talkin' All That
By My Side
We Ride for Shady
There He Is
Tryin' Ta Win
Smack That - (Remix, remix, featuring Bobby Creekwater/Stat Quo/Eminem/Stat Quo/Bobby Creekwater)
Public Enemy #1
Ski Mask Way - (Eminem Remix, Eminem remix)
Shake That - (Remix, remix, featuring Bobby Creekwater/Nate Dogg/Obie Trice/Nate Dogg/Obie Trice/Bobby Creekwater)
Cry Now - (Shady Remix, Shady remix)
Personnel: Eminem (keyboards); Eminem (rap vocals); Bobby Creekwater, 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Nate Dogg, Obie Trice, Proof , Bizarre, Kuniva, Stat Quo, Cashis (rap vocals); Steve King (guitar); Dawaun Parker, Jeff Bass, Luis Resto, Mike Elizondo (keyboards); Tony Yayo (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Eminem; Mauricio Iragorri; Steve King ; Steve Sola; Leslie Brathwaite.
Recording information: 54 Sound, Detroit, MI; Blocc Boyz Studios; Effigy Studios; Encore Studios, Los Angeles, CA; H.I.P. Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Record One, Sherman Oaks, CA; The Lab Studios, New York, NY; The Music House, Atlanta, GA.
Editor: Andrew Mains.
Photographer: Joe Vaughn.
A little over two years after his hugely successful fourth solo album, ENCORE, the Warren, Michigan, native and rap icon returns with a compilation album--originally conceived as a mixtape--that serves to showcase his own label, Shady Records, and its formidable line-up of artists. While EMINEM PRESENTS: THE RE-UP is far from a solo album, Eminem himself is responsible for much of the album's heat, producing the majority of the tracks and making vocal appearances on seven songs (including three solo joints).
Shady protegees Obie Trice, Stat Quo, Swifty McVay, Kuniva, and Mr. Porter, newcomers Bobby Creekwater and Ca$his, as well as established stars like 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, and Nate Dogg are allotted time to shine. One of THE RE-UP's strongest assets, though, is the participation of another industry giant, the Alchemist, who (aside from laying down a handful of the album's tightest beats) worked as DJ archivist, putting the track list together to provide the necessary street mixtape feel.
Entertainment Weekly (p.87) - "[With] taut cuts....The two Slim Shady solo tracks are the high points." -- Grade: B