Producer: Eminem, Luis Resto
Album: Eminem Presents: The Re-Up

Eminem Presents: The Re-Up is a pretty forgettable entry in Eminem's catalog. The mixtape-turned-commercial-release was a vehicle to give the spotlight to the various artists that were signed to Shady Records right before Eminem's hiatus from music in the late 2000s. Yelawolf and Slaughterhouse are the faces of Shady Records today; but Cashis, Bobby Creekwater, and Stat Quo were supposed to join Obie Trice and D12 as the flag bearers for the house that Eminem built back then. The single "You Don't Know" was the only track to get major radio play but a few solid solo Eminem tracks can be found among the mostly throwaway posse remixes. The clear highlight of the entire album is this track, which feels like a leftover from The Eminem Show with its gritty Eminem production, and verses dealing with personal issues and anger towards critics. This just reminds us how much Em's drug addiction sucked because he could have been making songs like these in the five-year span between Encore and Relapse. Nick Sella