- 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.
- Record Label: Shady Records
- Genre(s): Rap
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Entertainment WeeklyThere's plenty of unfocused bluster here, but enough taut cuts to make up for the cameos from... D12. [15 Dec 2006, p.87]
MicahYJan 30, 2007I am extremely disapointed with the reviews of this album. I think Eminem is one of the most talented and innovative artists in Hip-Hop. I I am extremely disapointed with the reviews of this album. I think Eminem is one of the most talented and innovative artists in Hip-Hop. I agree that some of the tracks should be skipped over but the ones that he is on prove to be both lyrically and performally some of the best I've heard....compared to the rest of the new-age hip-hop pop era.… Expand
Dec 15, 2013Im going to go ahead and EXPOSE METACRITIC AS GARBAGE real quick, if anyone wants to stick around...
Eminem goes unforgiving hard-as-nailsIm 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.… Expand
Nov 30, 2016IT'S NOT AN ALBUM. IT IS A COMPILATION OF ARTISTS FROM THE SHADY RECORDS LABEL. It's worth considering. To compile, not bad: there are a fewIT'S NOT AN ALBUM. IT IS A COMPILATION OF ARTISTS FROM THE SHADY RECORDS LABEL. It's worth considering. To compile, not bad: there are a few hits (in my opinion), a bit good, although could be better… Expand
Oct 13, 2010After being inactive for two years since Encore (he wasnt totally inactive, he produced for some other artists) and only dropping three newAfter being inactive for two years since Encore (he wasnt totally inactive, he produced for some other artists) and only dropping three new songs on a compilation album, its obvious hearing about this album brought about some major excitement. To the dismay of that excitement, you see very little of what you were excited about: hearing a lot from Eminem. Despite that element of possible disappointment, you do get a few fresh new faces and also some familiar ones which you may actually be glad to see (especially if you are a fan of Aftermath/Shady/Interscope). The new faces are Bobby Creekwater and Ca$his both of whom show an amount of promise. Creekwater is your smooth-spoken rapper with a laid back flow which is all his own as he builds it with major attitude and cleverness which he displays well on his only solo cut "There He Is". His cameo on the Smack That remix was even a step ahead, as Creekwater shows some craftiness. Ca$his, the more swaggering of the two new faces, gets two solo cuts: "Everything Is Shady" & "Talkin All That" which sound a bit too similar and dry. Ca$his shines his best on the remix of "Cry Now" in which he really brings it to the point where it seems he wasnt even trying his best on his solo cuts. As for your familiar faces, Eminem doesnt really disappoint here. Only problems here are some collabos. The title track & "Jimmy Crack Corn" couldve been done by Em alone, being that 50 Cent doesnt being anything special in either song. Fortunately we get Eminem all alone for the final track "No Apologies" which is quite a good track which sees Em slightly returning to The Eminem Show-style agression. The members of D12 are overall ok on this album. "Whatever You Want" proves to be the best song conjured by the group while "Murder" is mediocre at best. The tribute to Proof may have been short (clocking in at only 58 seconds) unlike some short tracks, it isnt useless, boring filler. Some wonder why there arent any mash-ups with original Proof songs and the members of D12. The answer being Eminem deemed it not "fair to them (the new artists) or to the memory of Proof to mix them up". One of the biggest and best tracks on the album is "By My Side" by Stat Quo, who displays a sketchy yet interesting flow accompanied by a sort of call-response finish chrous which is tiresomely catchy and fits greatly with the entire song. While this isnt a full length solo Eminem comeback, it still is worth a listen.… Expand
ZiftK.Dec 22, 2006Just not enough Eminem. I know it's not an album just for him, but, the only good thing is Eminem, and i'll even give it to 50. Just not enough Eminem. I know it's not an album just for him, but, the only good thing is Eminem, and i'll even give it to 50. overall, very mediocre, only a few good songs. Download a few songs, this one's not worth your money.… Expand
DennisHopperJan 14, 2007This is epically bad.
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