News: Eminem Skips The Doc, Doesn't Rely On Beats By Dre

Saturday, Nov 2, 2013 9:42AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Grammy-winning rapper Eminem may have reached stardom courtesy of Dr. Dre signing him, however, Slim Shady reportedly does not feature the Doc's signature sound on his new Marshall Mathers LP 2.

While Shady handles a handful of tracks, Dre's presence on the project's production side is nowhere to be found.

Official production credits for Eminem's MMLP2. Avid Hip-Hop fans are always interested in knowing the people who are responsible for producing their favorite songs and we at HHNM often try to supply the info to our readers. The official production credits for Eminem's 8th album are here which you can peep in full after the break. It will be surprising to note that Eminem himself handles the duties on as many as 5 tracks while Dr. Dre doesn't contribute to a single song (maybe first Eminem album to have zero Dre beats?). (HHNM)

Some reports speculate whether or not these are the actual production credits.

Are these the real production credits for Eminem's upcoming album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2? The Marshall Mathers LP 2 comes out next week Tuesday, November 5, featuring Skylar Grey, Rihanna, and Nate Ruess. Plus confirmed production from DVLP, Rick Rubin, and Frequency. Earlier today, The Marshall Mathers LP 2?s Wikipedia page was updated with the full production credits added on the site, which you can see above. The names added were Emile Haynie, S1, Alex Da Kid, to name a few. It appears the source for the updated production credits was from a Eminem fan's (who's name is Stan, go figure) Facebook post. XXL has reached out to Eminem's representatives for confirmation whether or not these credits are accurate. (XXL Mag)

In a new Rolling Stone interview, the rap star gushes over working with featured producer Rick Rubin on his new LP.

Some tracks, including the Rick Rubin-produced, Beastie-esque single "Berzerk," draw on old-school hip-hop. Eminem was already headed that way when his manager, Paul Rosenberg, hooked him up with Rubin. "Getting with him was like, 'Holy sh*t!'" says Eminem. "As many genres of music that he is able to f*ck with, he's like Yoda. I couldn't do it. You sit me there with a rock group, I don't know the first f*cking thing about banging on the drums." Eminem emphasizes that the album, which includes collaborations with Kendrick Lamar, Nate Ruess and Rihanna (again), is "not necessarily a sequel, as much as it is a revisitation. "So there's not gonna be, like, continuations of every old song on there or anything like that," he adds. "To me, it's more about the vibe, and it's more about the nostalgia." (Rolling Stone)

Last month, Eminem's LP tracklisting made its way online.

As we get approach the release date to Eminem's highly anticipated eighth studio album 'The Marshall Mathers LP 2', the veteran Detroit MC gives us a look at the official tracklisting. The 16-track project will be executive-produced by Dr. Dre and Rick Rubin and will feature artists Skylar Grey, Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, and Nate Ruess. Arriving on November 5th, 'The Marshall Mathers LP 2' is led by Em's hit Billboard single 'Berzerk'. If you haven't already, be sure to watch Eminem's newly released video for his 'Call Of Duty'-themed track 'Survival'. Take a look at the tracklist below and give us your thoughts in the comment section. 1. Bad Guy 2. Parking Lot (Skit) 3. Rhyme Or Reason 4. So Much Better 5. Survival 6. Legacy 7. Asshole Ft. Skylar Grey 8. Berzerk 9. Rap God 10. Brainless 11. Stronger Than I Was 12. The Monster Ft. Rihanna 13. So Far... 14. Love Game Ft. Kendrick Lamar 15. Headlights Ft. Nate Ruess 16. Evil Twin (Direct Lyrics)

To see a full rundown of the production credits, click here.

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