Eminem Re-Ups The Re-Up

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Posted September 19, 2006 - By F M

Been waiting around like a chump for that new Eminem mixtape everyone’s been talking about, The Re-Up?

Well, chump around no longer!

Okay, a little longer…

Turns out that Slim Shady decided to turn his new mixtape into a full-fledged compilation album. What’s the difference. Well, basically it means that it will actually be available through stores and Amazon, rather that just as an underground bootleg.

"What happened is that the material was so good and the tracks were getting produced like a regular album," Eminem said in a statement about the album he executive produced. "Instead of putting it out there rough and unfinished, I thought we should add some other new tracks, make it a real album and put it in the record stores to give these new artists a real boost."

The album features the D12 boys, 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Obie Trice and Akon, plus the  new Shady artists he's promoting, Stat Quo, Ca$his and Bobby Creekwater. Em and Alchemist (Mobb Deep, Snoop Dogg, Nas) produced most of the tracks. The first single and video from the Re-Up set is for "You Don't Know," featuring Em, 50 Cent, Ca$his and Lloyd Banks.

And that’s not all…

"The D12 album and those unreleased songs with Proof are coming," added Eminem. "But The Re-Up is about these new artists and these new songs. It isn't fair to them or to the memory of Proof to mix them up."

Eminem Presents: The Re-Up will be available December 5.

MTV.com: Eminem, New Shady Artists Join 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks On The Re-Up

Eminem Re-Ups The Re-Up