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Review of: Eminem Presents - The Re-Up


Captain Marin

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The collaborative album in which has been titled as "the Re-Up" is one of the best albums I have heard that has ben released upon by Shady Records. The album mostly features most signees of Shady Aftermath (Shady Records + Aftermath Entertainment). From Shady Narcotics to No Apologies, I have appeared to enjoy every single second of the record. Every song has been crafted perfectly, whether when it comes to lyrical content, catchy hooks, and the rhythm of the instrumental.

The album is better listened if you listen to it as a whole in the order it is originally listed. The tracks in Re-Up are enjoyable when you hear them individually, but the the experience is much more excellent when listened to as a whole in the order given since the one track of the album introduces the next.

I would do a review of each track in the Re-Up, but since I am writing this review five minutes after I heard the album and dont want to spend one more hour listening it to it all again due to my studies and social life, I will just give the rating digit. And I dont feel like writing essays today, and I know half of you won't follow through, so here are the rates of each track out of 10.

Shady Narcotics (Skit) - 10/10 for a Skit

We're Back- 8/10

Pistol Pistol Remix - 7.5/10

Murder- 8.5/10

Everything Is Shady - 8/10

The Re-Up - 9/10

You Dont Know - 10/10

Jimmy Crack Corn - 8/10

Trapped - 10/10

Whatever You Want - 7.5/10

Talkin All That - 7/10

By My Side - 8.5/10

Smack That Remix - 6.5/10

Public Enemy Number One - 10/10

Get Low - 7/10

Ski Mask Remix - 8.5/10

Shake That Remix - 8/10

Cry Now Remix - 9/10

No Apologies - 10/10

Overall - 8/10

Live long and prosper fellow readers

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I thouroughly disagree and view the entire album along with the majority of tracks as being mediocre.

And what made the album mediocrity to you? The lyrical content isn't as raw as Shady and Shady Aftermath as a whole usually is, but they're use of metaphors, instrumentals, punchlines, and passion overpowers any and all flaws the album has. Sure there are a couple of mainstream tracks, ut in order for your album to be commercially successful, wouldn't you need to go with the flow a bit?

And are you saying tracks like Jimmy Crack Corn, You Dont Know, Public Enemy Number One, Trapped, By My Side, Ski Max Remix, and Murder were mediocre tracks? Eminem, Cashis, D12, Stat Quo and Lloyd Banks butchered a pig just to go H.A.M.

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Pistol Pistol is probably the highlight of the album tbh. Obie was one of my favorite rappers at the time.


But, this album really pales next to Hell Hath No Fury, Food & Liquor, Hip Hop Is Dead, Doctor's Advocate, etc

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^Just check what Neo said.

If you can give some of those tracks a 10/10, I don't understand what you would rate "Hurt me Soul" by Lupe Fiasco. The punchlines themselves were childish along with a lot of the rhymes, even in Public Enemy No1. As for the beats, they were mimicking classic Aftermath. Go listen to Get Rich or Die Trying, and then go listen to this album, or even 2001. Nothing new or inventive. It was a little experiment, that's it, on recylced materials.

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tbh when the guy says "If you don't agree, drink my pee" on the second track it makes me not even want to continue. That's Lil Wayne level immature punchlines

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^Just check what Neo said.

If you can give some of those tracks a 10/10, I don't understand what you would rate "Hurt me Soul" by Lupe Fiasco. The punchlines themselves were childish along with a lot of the rhymes, even in Public Enemy No1. As for the beats, they were mimicking classic Aftermath. Go listen to Get Rich or Die Trying, and then go listen to this album, or even 2001. Nothing new or inventive. It was a little experiment, that's it, on recylced materials.

I am analyzing this album by its production solely. If I were to compare this album to King or Fishscale, then that would be a whole different analysis of the album.

tbh when the guy says "If you don't agree, drink my pee" on the second track it makes me not even want to continue. That's Lil Wayne level immature punchlines

Yeah, I don't let one line or song ruin the whole album for me.

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I am analyzing this album by its production solely. If I were to compare this album to King or Fishscale, then that would be a whole different analysis of the album.

Yeah, I don't let one line or song ruin the whole album for me.

You can make the ratings based on only the album, but that kinda ruins the whole rating system. Everything is relative.

And when you hear a really whack song, it just puts it in your brain that the artist is gonna be whack. I know that that isn't the case with a good bit of Re-Up, but that one line does carry weight in the back of my mind when I'm listening.

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You can make the ratings based on only the album, but that kinda ruins the whole rating system. Everything is relative.

And when you hear a really whack song, it just puts it in your brain that the artist is gonna be whack. I know that that isn't the case with a good bit of Re-Up, but that one line does carry weight in the back of my mind when I'm listening.

It does not defeat the purpose, it just creates justice to the ratings system. It won't be fair to compare an album to another when the rating is about that album itself. And I agree that the line was uncalled for, but every rapper has their times when their lyricism flips a bit.

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No, I think you missed the point, where Eminem said in an interview the whole album was basically just a cut-and-paste. Your ratings and critiquing are a joke since you have set no actual standards. Definitely never going to bother reading a single one of these again.

Good day.

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It does not defeat the purpose, it just creates justice to the ratings system. It won't be fair to compare an album to another when the rating is about that album itself. And I agree that the line was uncalled for, but every rapper has their times when their lyricism flips a bit.

But, if you don't make the rating system relative, you will give mediocre to decent albums high ratings, like what happened here. This album was maybe top 15 the year it came out, at best. You've rated it as if it were top 5-8 material.

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But, if you don't make the rating system relative, you will give mediocre to decent albums high ratings, like what happened here. This album was maybe top 15 the year it came out, at best. You've rated it as if it were top 5-8 material.

If I thought the album itself, without mentioning or even looking at any albums that came out in 06, was great, then I would give it a great review. Of course, it would receive greater feedback than it should receive, but how can you compare this album to those that came out in 2006 since this was the only rap- record-label-wide album that I know about.

No, I think you missed the point, where Eminem said in an interview the whole album was basically just a cut-and-paste. Your ratings and critiquing are a joke since you have set no actual standards. Definitely never going to bother reading a single one of these again.

Good day.

I never said the album traveled a place where no one else in the rap world has gone to, I just said that this was a great album. And I believe that you did not read the Intro 2 Umate Entry of this blog...

If you are a fan of YMCMB/Keef/OFWGATA/Taylor Gang/MMG/Funk Volume, a !@#$%, a coward, a sensitive freak, or a guy who takes one's opinion as an insult, leave now! I am just expressing my honest opinion and in no way it is my intention to insult any reader that is not that artist I am insulting.
If you want to take my opinion so much in the ass and decide to not read these entries anymore, go right ahead, I will not be crying, grieving, and mourning over an arrogant punk who does not respect another's opinion. And if you believe this album sucked ass, check out You Dont Know, The Re-Up, Public Enemy Number One, Cry Now, and No Apologies; all tracks provided great lyricism that went H.A.M on the instrumental.
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If I thought the album itself, without mentioning or even looking at any albums that came out in 06, was great, then I would give it a great review. Of course, it would receive greater feedback than it should receive, but how can you compare this album to those that came out in 2006 since this was the only rap- record-label-wide album that I know about.

By that logic, debuts should be graded by a different metric since it's different than an established artist. Soulja Boy should be on top of the game right now!

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By that logic, debuts should be graded by a different metric since it's different than an established artist. Soulja Boy should be on top of the game right now!

If the album solely was great, then my sentiments are the same. Although I hugely doubt Soulja Boy would ever make an album that is close to decency.

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If the album solely was great, then my sentiments are the same. Although I hugely doubt Soulja Boy would ever make an album that is close to decency.

Heh, I dunno. Some of the production on that was good. Also, as to Soulja Boy's talent, I think it speaks volumes when stealing Lil B's style improves your technique.

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Rude. No one is taking your opinion in the ass. You're just offended that I don't agree with your hollowed system of evaluation, so please, calm yourself sir. First off, I did read your previous blog. Secondly, I'm a big Eminem fan and I did love the Re-Up; you're being overly defensive, and again, rude.

Good night.

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Rude. No one is taking your opinion in the ass. You're just offended that I don't agree with your hollowed system of evaluation, so please, calm yourself sir. First off, I did read your previous blog. Secondly, I'm a big Eminem fan and I did love the Re-Up; you're being overly defensive, and again, rude.

Good night.

No, I think you missed the point, where Eminem said in an interview the whole album was basically just a cut-and-paste. Your ratings and critiquing are a joke since you have set no actual standards. Definitely never going to bother reading a single one of these again.

Good day.

This was not rude? If one reples a rude remark to me, chances are I will reply one back as well. Do you want me to ultimately praise your opinion and hail that your belief is fact? This is my opinion and my opinion solely, if you have a problem with it, then go cry and mourn for your loss in your own room and shed tears with the pillow if you desire. I never said it was the best album ever, I didn't give it a 10, a 9.5, a 9, nor a 8.5, I gave it a 8 since there were some tracks that bored me but the tracks that got a 9 or a 10 outweighed those.

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