Relapse (Clean Version) CD (2009)

Artist: Eminem

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Anticipation for Relapse has been building since fall 2008, when Eminem first announced the album title and debuted the freestyle, "I'm Having a Relapse," during an interview on his Shade 45 satellite radio station. The release of "Crack a Bottle" from Eminem, Dr. Dre and 50 Cent brought that anticipation to a head. The track soared to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (Eminem's second #1after 2002's "Lose Yourself") and set a Nielsen SoundScan record for opening week download sales (418,000). The recording ranked third in the history of all weekly download sales. "Crack a Bottle" will be included as an album track on Relapse.

With the announcement of the release date for Relapse also came confirmation of something that had been rumored for weeks: Eminem is already working on a follow-up album, Relapse 2, that fans can expect in the second half of 2009. "A lot of people were expecting Relapse to drop last year," said Eminem. "I was one of them. Then Dre and I went back in the studio in September for a few days, and that turned into six months. We were on such a roll; we wound up with a ton of new music produced by Dre. Putting out Relapse 2 will let everyone get all of the best stuff."

Track Listing
1. Dr. West (Skit)
2. 3 a.m.
3. My Mom
4. Insane
5. Bagpipes from Baghdad
6. Hello
7. Tonya (Skit)
8. Same Song & Dance
9. We Made You
10. Medicine Ball
11. Paul (Skit)
12. Stay Wide Awake
13. Old Time's Sake (feat. Dr. Dre)
14. Must Be the Ganja
15. Mr. Mathers
16. Deja
17. Beautiful
18. Crack a Bottle (feat. Dr. Dre & 50 Cent)
19. Steve Berman (Skit)
20. Underground/Ken Kaniff

Specifications

Label Universal Music Group
SKU 210877720
UPC 602527032139
UPC 14 00602527032139
Format CD
Release Date 5/19/2009
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Author Eminem
Associated Artist/Work DJ Whiteowl
Associated Artist/Work Dre, Dr.
Associated Artist/Work Kid, DJ Whoo
Associated Artist/Work Lounge Brigade (The)
Technical Info
Engineer Paul Foley; Paul Rosenberg; Ruben Rivera
Producer Dominic West; Dawaun Parker; Eminem; Mark Batson; Trevor Lawrence; Dr. Dre; Eminem
CatalogID B0012864-02
Lable Name Interscope (USA)
Released 05/19/2009
Original Release 2009
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 76m : 5s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00602527032139
Musical Guests
Dr. Dre
50 Cent
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Elizabeth Keener (vocals); Jeff Bass, Mike Elizondo (guitar, keyboards); Sean Cruse (guitar); Trevor Lawrence (keyboards, scratches); Dawaun Parker, Luis Resto, Mark Batson (keyboards); Eric Danchick (sampler).
Audio Mixers: Dr. Dre; Eminem.
Recording information: 54 Sound, Detroit, MI; Effigy Studios; KDS Music Studios, Orlando, FL; Record One Studios, Sherman Oaks, CA; Studio At The Palms, Las Vegas, NV.
Photographers: Karin Catt; Julian Alexander.
Eminem's RELAPSE, a double album released after five years of recorded silence, a record featuring Dr. Dre behind the boards for the first time since 2000, faced no shortage of the relentless pressure of expectations. A narrative of survival after facing down his demons in rehab unfurled with Eminem's usual twisted Swift-ian wit, RELAPSE should disappoint few fans (or critics for that matter) with its patented mix of hilariously spit venom and delirious self-loathing.
Like Darren Aronofsky's adaptation of REQUIEM FOR A DREAM, 2009's RELAPSE finds the full horror element in drug addiction. Eminem's raps, for all their over-the-top humor, have always conjured up images fit for Fangoria, but as he comes out of rehab, seeking solace from his demons, Mr. Mathers amps up the gore on RELAPSE. Dre's beats lurk dark-thumping sinister while Em unleashes nightmare dreamscapes of murder, mayhem, and Britney-Spearsacide. One target who gets off surprisingly lightly this time around is his mother (a topic even Em admits in his introduction of which the world is probably sick); "My Mom" boasts softer, bouncier beats and a final line few hip-hop fans would ever expect to hear coming out of his mouth.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (p.68) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "The power of RELAPSE comes from Em aiming his beatdowns at his truest target, himself....RELAPSE is reason to be glad he's still around."
Billboard - "[T]he disc is packed with satisfying hooks and Eminem's ridiculously fabulous flow....He doesn't surf the beat so much as box with it, with both brutality and no small degree of grace."
Artist Bio
EminemMarshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972), known as Slim Shady and his primary stage name Eminem, is an Academy Award and Grammy Award-winning American rapper, record producer and actor. Having sold eighty million albums worldwide, Eminem is one of the highest-selling rappers of all time.Eminem quickly gained popularity in 1999 with his major-label debut album The Slim Shady LP.The following album, The Marshall Mathers LP, became the fastest-selling hip hop album in history, followed by an increasing amount of popularity, critical praise, as well as controversy. While Eminem has won many Grammy Awards, been praised for having "verbal energy," high quality of lyricism and been ranked at #9 on MTV's list of The Greatest MCs of All Time, #13 on the MTV's "22 Greatest Voices in Music," and #82 on Rolling Stone's "The Immortals," he has often been infamous for the controversy surrounding many of these lyrics, including allegations of glorifying homophobia, misogyny, and violence.In 2008, Vibe's readers voted him "The Best Rapper Alive."
Disc 1
1 Dr. West [Skit]
2 3 A.M.
3 My Mom
4 Insane
5 Bagpipes From Baghdad
6 Hello
7 Tonya [Skit]
8 Same Song & Dance
9 We Made You
10 Medicine Ball
11 Paul [Skit]
12 Stay Wide Awake
13 Old Time's Sake
14 Must Be The Ganja
15 Mr. Mathers [Skit]
16 D?j? Vu
17 Beautiful
18 Crack A Bottle - (featuring 50 Cent)
19 Steve Berman [Skit]
20 Underground
Product Attributes
Artist Eminem
Label Universal Music Group
Music Format Compact Disc
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