Detroit legend Eminem is back to remind fans why his name is still relevant two decades in the game — bringing back the nostalgia of his undeniable hit-making capabilities by reviving some of his original chart-toppers on his new compilation Curtain Call 2.
In 2009, Slim Shady was still at the peak of his commercial popularity, riding off the success of Encore from five years prior. Reentering the scene with his sixth studio album Relapse, 50 Cent and Dr. Dre made appearances to assist on standout single “Crack A Bottle,” which recently received visuals 13 years after its release.
An unsettling music video complements the mischievous tone of the song as Eminem uses his unmistakeable nasally delivery with graphic bars. Dre and 50 both slide on the upbeat instrumental, making for a classic record that stands the test of time with these eerie visuals.
This isn’t Slim Shady’s first time bringing back some old material, with an expanded edition of his 2002 album The Eminem Show dropping earlier this year. Included along with the original tracklist were instrumentals and live versions of the previously released songs, as well as a brand-new track with 50 Cent, Tony Yayo and Lloyd Banks.
His latest project, Curtain Call 2, is a two-disc compilation featuring 35 tracks from all of Eminem’s various eras, from recent hits like “Godzilla” to his classics like “Space Bound.” In addition to all of the repackaged singles, yet another 50 Cent collaboration titled “Is This Love (‘09)” surfaced, bringing along a nostalgic instrumental courtesy of Dr. Dre.
Altogether, his latest release ties a bow on a long and successful career, leaving fans wondering what’s next for Eminem.
Check out ‘Curtain Call 2’ by Eminem below!