Eminem “Straight From The Lab” Mixtape Download & Stream
Eminem releases his Official Mixtape Straight From The Lab. The 7-track tape has Features from D12 & Obie Trice. Production is handled by Eminem, Luis Resto, Dr. Dre, Kon Artis & Mike Elizondo.
Straight from the Lab is a mixtape released by American rapper Eminem. The album was originally made available as a seven-track bootleg mixtape in the United States, before being issued officially as a sixteen-track compilation album by Universal Music in Europe on November 7, 2003. The song “We Are Americans” was later retitled “We As Americans“, shortened by approximately 20 seconds, and included on the bonus disc on the special edition of Encore. “Love You More” also appears on the bonus disc. “Come On In” was later retitled “Six in the Morning“, and was used on D12‘s second studio album, D12 World. “Bully” is a diss track, aimed at rappers Benzino, Irv Gotti and Ja Rule. “Can-I-Bitch” samples Slick Rick‘s song “Children’s Story” in the first verse. “Can-I-Bitch” is also a play on the title of Canibus‘s first album, entitled Can-I-Bus. “Hailie’s Revenge” is sometimes referred to as “Do Rae Me“, and is a comeback to Ja Rule‘s song “Loose Change“.
Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972), better known by his stage name Eminem and by his alter ego Slim Shady, is an American rapper, record producer, songwriter, and actor. In addition to his solo career, Eminem is a member of the group D12, as well as one half of the hip hop duo Bad Meets Evil, alongside Royce da 5’9″. Eminem is one of the world’s best-selling music artists and is the best-selling artist of the 2000s. He has been listed and ranked as one of the greatest artists of all time by many magazines, including Rolling Stone magazine which ranked him 82nd on its list of The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. The same magazine declared him The King of Hip Hop. Including his work with D12 and Bad Meets Evil, Eminem has achieved ten number-one albums on the Billboard 200. Eminem has sold more than 80 million albums and over 120 million singles worldwide. As of March 2014, he is the second best selling male artist of the Nielsen Soundscan era and the sixth best overall selling artist in the United States, selling 44.91 million albums.
Eminem was born on October 17, 1972, in St. Joseph, Missouri. He is the only child of Marshall Bruce Mathers, Jr. (born 1951) and Deborah R. “Debbie” Nelson (born 1955). Eminem is of English, German, Scottish, and Swiss descent. Debbie was 14 when she first met 18-year-old Bruce and nearly died during Eminem‘s 73-hour birth. During childhood, Eminem and Debbie shuttled between Missouri and Michigan, rarely staying in one house for more than a year or two and mostly living with family members. In Missouri, they lived in various cities and towns, including Saint Joseph, Savannah, and Kansas City, before finally settling in Warren, Michigan when Eminem was eleven. As a teen, Eminem wrote letters to his father Bruce. According to Debbie, all of these came back “return to sender.” Friends and family contend Eminem was a happy child but also “a bit of a loner” who often was bullied.
Eminem spent much of his formative years living in a largely black lower-middle-class Detroit neighborhood. He and Debbie were one of three white households on their block, and Eminem was confronted and beaten up by African-Americans on several occasions. As a child, Eminem developed an interest in storytelling and aspired to become a comic book artist before discovering hip hop. Eminem heard his first rap song, “Reckless” featuring Ice-T, at age nine on the Breakin’ soundtrack, which he received as a gift from Debbie‘s half-brother Ronald “Ronnie” Polkinghorn. Ronnie committed suicide ten years later; the loss affected Eminem so greatly that he stopped speaking for days and was absent at the funeral. His home life was seldom stable, and Eminem frequently fought with his mother, who was once described by a social worker as having a “very suspicious, almost paranoid personality.” Debbie bristled at any suggestion that she was less than an ideal mother when her son became famous, contending that she sheltered Eminem and was responsible for his success. In 1987, Debbie allowed runaway Kimberly Ann “Kim” Scott to stay at their home; several years later, Eminem would begin an on-and-off relationship with Kim. After spending three years in ninth grade due to truancy and poor grades, he dropped out of Lincoln High School at age 17. Although he was highly interested in English, he was never into literature (preferring to read comic books instead) and disliked math and social studies. He worked several jobs to help his mother with bills, later maintaining that he would often be kicked out regardless. When she would leave to play bingo, Eminem would blast the stereo and write lyrics.
At the age of 14, Eminem began rapping with high-school friend Mike Ruby, the two adopting the names “Manix” and “M&M,” which soon morphed into Eminem. Eminem grew ready to test his skills by sneaking into neighboring Osborn High School with friend and fellow rapper Proof for lunchroom freestyle battles. On Saturdays, the two friends attended open-mic contests at the Hip-Hop Shop, located on West 7 Mile. The spot was considered the “ground zero” for the Detroit rap scene. While struggling to succeed in a predominantly black industry, he gained the approval of underground hip hop audiences. To put together verses, Eminem wanted the most words to rhyme, and would write long words or phrases out on paper and, underneath, proceed to rhyme each syllable. Even though it would often make little sense, the drill helped him practice. Based on his growing profile and reputation, he was recruited to join several rap groups. The first of these was the New Jacks, and after they disbanded, he joined Soul Intent, who released a single in 1995. This single also featured Proof, and the two rappers broke off on their own to form D12, a six-member crew that functioned more as a Wu-Tang-styled collective than a regularly performing group.
Eminem has opened other ventures, including his own record label Shady Records with his manager Paul Rosenberg. He also has his own radio channel, Shade 45 on Sirius XM Radio. In November 2002, Eminem starred in the hip hop drama film 8 Mile. He won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for the film’s iconic song “Lose Yourself“, becoming the first rap artist ever to win the award. He has also made cameo appearances in The Wash (2001), Funny People (2009), and the television series Entourage.
Leaked by a friend of Eminem’s younger brother, Nate Mathers, who found a CD of works-in-progress lying around the house, Straight From the Lab represents a snapshot of the solo material Eminem was creating during the post-8 Mile, pre-Encore era. Clearly influenced by his time with 50 Cent, surging with confidence from his unhindered success, these songs find Eminem making what is by far the most straight-ahead hip-hop of his career. It may only be a collection of sketches of an aborted album. But the Straight From the Lab was sourced from one of the most exciting moments of Eminem’s career and its value cannot be overstated. Follow on Twitter @Eminem @MedievalBeatz Rap Beats Online
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