Eminem Presents: The Re-Up

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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. Entertainment Weekly
    75
    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: 22 out of 35
  2. Negative: 9 out of 35
  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. ChrisW
    Dec 25, 2006
    8
    Why are we reviewing a Mixtape? These are mostly demos and studio sessions that were worth saving along with a few hidden gems. This is not Why are we reviewing a Mixtape? These are mostly demos and studio sessions that were worth saving along with a few hidden gems. This is not to be taken seriously as an artist album. The flow on this mixtape is good and has some great experiental pieces by talented rappers. Solid performances. Expand
  5. ShaunM
    Dec 13, 2006
    7
    This album is aiight, kinda tired of 50 singing and I'm not a fan of stat or any member of D-12 so that should tell you something about This album is aiight, kinda tired of 50 singing and I'm not a fan of stat or any member of D-12 so that should tell you something about my rating. I like the tracks with the new guy Bobby Creekwater and Cashis is cool. The Eminem tracks are heaters and can't go worng with an Akon track. If your a fan of any of the Shady or G-Unit members you should definately pick this album up. Expand
  6. StevenM
    Dec 13, 2006
    5
    After listening to this album 2wice over fully and a few songs (the one's with eminem in particular) i have to say im very dissapointed. After listening to this album 2wice over fully and a few songs (the one's with eminem in particular) i have to say im very dissapointed. The opening track with Em/Obie/Cashis/BobbyCreek is blazing! If all the tracks on this tape was like this i would easily giv it a 9 or 10 but unfortunatly they're not. Tracks with the lesser known MCs are solid raps, but for songs that stand out on there own, there is nothing really shining.. When i listen to Eminem, i really enjoy his technique, but his subject matter and fake-gangster bravado seems unfitting and pretentious just to fit in with the rest of his camp. 4 or 5 great songs but the rest are throwaways, which is not good enough from the most prestegius roster in hip-hop 2day..BRING ON NAS'S New LP, Hip Hop isnt dead but with weakness like this - it sure is on its last legs in the mainstream Stevemodeen@aol.com Expand
  7. DennisHopper
    Jan 14, 2007
    0
    This is epically bad.

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