Producer: DJ Rob, Domingo
Album: Game Over
Label: Yosumi Records
In 2008, Eminem remixed Masta Ace's underappreciated "Slaughtahouse" single (not to be confused with recent Shady signees Slaughterhouse). During a Shade 45 interview with Em and Ace that same year to promote the remix, Em, who has on numerous times cited MA as a key influence on him, was asked by Tony Touch when the duo would collaborate on a track together. Ace spoke up and said that the collabo had already happened—sort of—eight years earlier when an old Eminem verse was slapped onto "Hellbound." Eminem confessed back then that he had yet to hear the song. What he was missing out on was an uplifting underground joint that heavily samples theme music and sound effects from the SoulCalibur video game for Dreamcast. The zooming, ethereal melody conjures up sword and sorcery adventures, which contrast with Eminem's raw rap, but it still works. Plus, the chance to hear Em and Ace on the same record is heavenly.