Eminem Presents: The Re-Up Image
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  • Summary: Originally intended as an underground mixtape, this Eminem-curated disc--which includes 7 songs performed by Mr. Mathers himself, as well as cuts featuring 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Obie Trice and Bizarre--wound up with an official release.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 13
  2. Negative: 3 out of 13
  1. There's plenty of unfocused bluster here, but enough taut cuts to make up for the cameos from... D12. [15 Dec 2006, p.87]
  2. A glorified mix-tape... sprawling with lots of throwaway songs and loaded with interludes
  3. The Re-Up has plenty of that serious heat that influenced Eminem to go aboveground with the release.
  4. If they've kept the good stuff back in the hope of better times, the decision was misguided; but if this is the best they can manage, the portents are, in the original sense of the word, ill.
  5. Unfortunately, there are none of the ridiculous disses, insane freestyles or wacky interludes that make real mixtapes entertaining.
  6. Like a neglectful party host, [Eminem] keeps disappearing, leaving you to have your ear bent by some crashing dullard.
  7. On his few appearances on “The Re-Up,” Em sounds completely lost, grasping for a new subject for his roving mind, or even for a reason to keep rapping.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 33
  2. Negative: 9 out of 33
  1. JohnF
    Jan 16, 2007
    10
    Fa sho
  2. HondoJ
    Mar 7, 2007
    10
    Mr. Mathers returns to drop some serious science on all suckah MC's who still doubt his rhyming skillz. Even the most jaded and cynical Mr. Mathers returns to drop some serious science on all suckah MC's who still doubt his rhyming skillz. Even the most jaded and cynical hip-hop fan will be compelled to proclaim Em's latest effort as completely dope, and some may even say it is the bomb. Expand
  3. Dec 15, 2013
    10
    Im going to go ahead and EXPOSE METACRITIC AS GARBAGE real quick, if anyone wants to stick around...

    Eminem goes unforgiving hard-as-nails
    Im going to go ahead and EXPOSE METACRITIC AS GARBAGE real quick, if anyone wants to stick around...

    Eminem goes unforgiving hard-as-nails in-your-face and mad-as-hell on MMLP1, and Metacritic slams him for being over the top. They claim the classic was a 78, and Yeezus, the ten song experimental embarrassment that Kanye can't get over 3.2 stars on Itunes, is an 85. Ok, fine.

    He lightens up on The Eminem Show, and Metacritic says it's too soft and they've heard it all before. 75.

    He mixes in other artists and dumbs down the "Slim Shady" persona on The Reup, and they absolutely trash it and say he's lost his voice. 50. A 50, supposedly a worse album than IANAHB 2.
    Do You Sense the Bullsh.it Yet.....

    He brings back Slim Shady as violent yet comedic as ever on Relapse, and they say he's forcing the issue. 59.

    He changes his content for the more mature, stays witty, address' his past demons and shows immense growth as an artist on Recovery, and they say he's boring. 63.

    THEN, on MMLP2, he combines Recovery, MMLP, and the Eminem Show in an experimental, mature, hard-as-nails, yet emotional reflection on his career, and they give it a 73. Thats 7 points worse than Teflon Don, by Rick Ross.

    METACRITIC: WHAT THE ACTUAL ARE YOU DOING.
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  4. May 8, 2015
    7
    Good album, all of the beats are decent and there is a few great ones, the guests are in general very good, but Eminem clearly was on hisGood album, all of the beats are decent and there is a few great ones, the guests are in general very good, but Eminem clearly was on his all-time low on this album, it is named after him, but he is barely there and when he is, it is just physically. 2004-2008 was a rough time for him and it really shows on the quality of his music, but still, that guy is a musical genius, he can't make bad music... Expand
  5. TristD
    Feb 3, 2010
    6
    Too bad eminem couldn't be on all the raps.
  6. samm
    Dec 26, 2006
    3
    trash
  7. DennisHopper
    Jan 14, 2007
    0
    This is epically bad.

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