Author Topic: EMINEM - THE DEATH OF SLIM SHADY [COUP DE GRACE] (Official Discussion)  (Read 4741 times)

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Another Em and Snoop song.
 

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Luis Resto, a long-time collaborator of Eminem's, says the American rapper's anticipated new album will have him going back to his hard-hitting roots.


Eminem's long-time collaborator Luis Resto on working with hip-hop's biggest names
The American musician has worked with the rapper for more than 20 years

Speaking to The National after his performance at Mutek.AE music and design festival last week in Dubai, the American pianist says he has been contributing sporadically to Eminem’s new album since 2021.

Eminem, real name Marshall Mathers, has announced The Death of Slim Shady (Coup De Grace) will be released this year and Resto says seasoned fans will savour the new songs.

“I do have a notion of things judging by what I have seen and heard across the last three years and if I have to give you a forecast, you are going to hear a whole nod back to some of his original creative areas,” Resto, 62, tells The National.

“He is talking about where he came from and where he is now. So it is really a hodgepodge musically of ideas and influences.”

Resto's prediction is in line with the reported theme of the album, which follows the life and demise of Eminem's controversial alter-ego Slim Shady.

Resto's contribution continues his long-standing relationship with the rapper, stemming back to 2000's The Marshall Mathers LP. Although that record had him contributing minimally, it was from 2002's follow up The Eminem Show that Resto scored song-writing credits on each of Eminem's album and associated soundtracks.

The work includes co-writing and producing chart-topping hits such as 2004's Toy Soldiers, 2010's Grammy Award-winning Not Afraid and 2020’s Godzilla.

The track record also includes the wildly successful 2002 track Lose Yourself from 8 Mile, a film that starred Eminem. The song earned the duo, alongside co-producer and writer Jeff Bass, an Oscar for Best Original Song in 2003.

Resto recalls writing the dramatic string section when recording the track in a makeshift studio on the film set in Detroit.

"Marshall led that session and I remember he kept saying how the song felt too rock 'n' roll and he wanted us to really rebuild the song and take it in a different direction," he says. "And this is where I got to use my orchestral chops and added piano, French horns, flutes and strings.”

As someone classically trained and steeped in the jazz world, Resto says his collaboration with hip-hop artists such as Eminem, 50 Cent and Jay Z is his most rewarding.

"I love the hip-hip ethos in general because a lot of it is based on using your ear and feeling your way through songs," he says.

"Now I personally have knowledge of music theory and I am well-versed on how it all works but working with people like Eminem and 50 Cent is a much more open session. It's not based on major or minor chords or what is correct or not. It's based on whether it sounds dope or not."

From working on 50 Cent's blockbuster 2003 debut album Get Rich or Die Tryin' to playing the synth lines on Akon's 2006 hit Smack That, Resto says hip-hop artists often use him as a sounding board for ideas.

"Sometimes we are in the studio and they would look at us and wonder if what they are doing is right," he says. "And from my experience, I would tell them that it depends on what context you are asking me.

"If you are asking me theoretically, then I could say that this is not the right note and then what happens is the minute we change it to the correct note, the song is not as cool as it sounds. We often change it back again because they knew what they wanted in the first place.”

The Mutek.AE performance marks a rare international outing for Resto. If he is not recording with other artists across the US, he can be found in Detroit's Feeder Loft Records, a studio he co-owns with Iranian-American producer Salar Ansari. It is with Ansari's group that Resto made his Dubai debut.

As for touring on the road again as part of Eminem’s live backing band, he says those days are long behind him.

"I went out on the road with him around 2011 and quickly realised that he needed a more youthful culture projected on stage," he says. "I remember at that time I always wore my hair long and I went grey so early in life that I was done dyeing it.

"So when one of the roadies asked me if I was going to dye it, I understood the band really needed to look for somebody different. There was absolutely no offence taken because my relationship with Eminem continued and the work flowed.”

 

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I'll take a new Em album over this boring new shit any day.  Bring it on.
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I'll give it a chance.  But I'd like to see him go back to his MMLP2 style where he was focused on making great songs.  In that era he made "Guts Over Fear" which I think is his most under-rated song of the second half of his career (post Encore).

I'm not into the new stuff he's doing where he's like "let me prove how great I am by showing everyone how fast I can rhyme, how many rhymes I can fit into each bars, how many metaphors, homonyms, and double entendres I can fit in."  Because ultimately if i don't care about what the rapper is actually saying it won't be worth the listen.

Like "Rap God" is a good example.  It was extremely impressive what he did on that song.  And it was worth doing for a track to prove his dominance over everyone else.  But we don't need a whole album of that.  He balanced it out with songs like "Legacy" and "Stronger Than I Was".  So MMLP2 I felt was the perfect balance. 

And also his lefty politics have fucced this guy up.  How is he going to be a leftist rapping about how he hates Trump and "wear your damn mask" when the far left is all about promoting homosexuals, feminism, and cancel culture.  So Eminem gets a pass because he promoted far left agendas like the "masks" and Trump hate and their race agenda
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Jay_J

New single "Houdini" coming out on 31st of may this friday.

i believe this time we are going to get a funny eminem single with a funny music video that we were used to back in the day.

https://www.instagram.com/eminem/p/C7iLZ35NrQt/
 

Lucifuge

New single "Houdini" coming out on 31st of may this friday.

i believe this time we are going to get a funny eminem single with a funny music video that we were used to back in the day.

https://www.instagram.com/eminem/p/C7iLZ35NrQt/

Yea i guess. Back to the original shady goofy stuff.
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Sounds like Dre and his team on the production
 

Jay_J

Sounds like Dre and his team on the production

Naah, the little snippet sounds like a classic Eminem, Luis resto type of shit.
 

Jay_J

SHADY'S BACK! I LOVED IT.
 

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Video is jokes  :D

 

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RIP GANXSTA RIDD
RIP GODFATHER
RIP MONSTA O
RIP NATE DOGG
RIP BAD AZZ
 

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He just tweaked "Without Me" song and video.  He said like "What would the old slim shady say, he would say that this shit is gay".  Then he rapped something about cancel culture and gender but I didn't really catch it, maybe I'll go back and listen, or not.  He has a funny line about hitting a kid with a participation trophy.  Some of it is okay.

This guy is a big leftist always talking shit on Trump even told people to "wear your damn mask" in 2020—and now he's complaining about lefty politics?? 

And I called it with my recent post about Eminem cross dressing in everyone of his lead singles from "My Name Is" up until "Not Afraid" (Even in the D12 singles) was when he finally stopped.  Well, in this video he holds a photo of him cross dressing and says "I'll probably get shit for that."
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