Encore [Bonus CD]

Encore [Bonus CD]

by EminemEminem

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With Encore, Eminem continues his reign as rap music's most controversial figure. On his fourth album, the Shady One continues to display the Jekyll and Hyde tendencies we've come to expect, detailing his love for his daughter Hailie ("Mockingbird") and disdain for his estranged wife Kim ("Puke") with equal aplomb. At times, his sonic experiments, such as the elastic cadences and nursery rhyme harmonies, make the album sound more alt-rock than rap, and post-pubescent listeners might be offended by the bodily function sound effects that pepper several songs, including the aforementioned "Puke." Fortunately, however, even when Em veers off track, the good Dr. Dre, who steers half the beats, keeps the music rooted in hardcore hip-hop, as on the plodding and melancholy chords of the politically volatile "Mosh." In the tradition of the Dido-sampled "Stan," "Like Toy Soldiers" samples Martika's "Toy Soldiers," adding snappy, military styled drums to the original's vocals as Eminem mulls the folly of his well publicized beefs with The Source Magazine and 50 Cent nemesis Ja Rule. These songs show that Marshall Mathers continues to tackle timely topics with reflective maturity, and that sort of soul-baring will make Encore a long running performance. Alvin Aqua Blanco

Product Details

Release Date: 11/12/2004
Label: Aftermath
UPC: 0602498646717
catalogNumber: 000377172
Rank: 15683

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Eminem   Primary Artist,Rap
Dr. Dre   Rap
Luis Resto   Keyboards
Mark Batson   Bass,Keyboards
Nate Dogg   Rap
Mike Elizondo   Guitar,Keyboards,Sitar
50 Cent   Rap
D12   Rap
Obie Trice   Rap
Lindsay Collins   screams
Stat Quo   Rap,Track Performer
Steve King   Bass,Guitar,Mandolin,Keyboards

Technical Credits

Dr. Dre   Producer,Executive Producer,Audio Production
Luis Resto   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Mark Batson   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Melvin Bradford   Composer
Steve Baughman   Engineer
Mike Elizondo   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Deborah Mannis-Gardner   Sample Clearance
Andre Young   Composer
A. Wilson   Composer
Eminem   Producer,Audio Production
Che Pope   Composer
Marshall Mathers   Composer
Tony Campana   Engineer
Nathaniel Hale   Composer
Curtis Jackson   Composer
Obie Trice   Composer
Mauricio "Veto" Irragorri   Engineer
R. Arthur Johnson   Composer
Sarah Catlett   Studio Coordinator
Mike Chav   Engineer
Che Vicious   Programming
Steve King   Composer,Producer,Engineer

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