Over the years, Eminem has rewarded fans with a catalog full of hard-hitting, oftentimes raunchy raps and rhymes. He’s recently been spotted more as a collaborator than a solo show-stopper, working with Skylar Grey on her upcoming album and joining Drake onstage in Detroit last month, where Drizzy referred to him as “the greatest rapper that ever get on a mother—-ing microphone.”
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So while no new solo Eminem songs have materialized, Marshall Mathers is keeping busy. And in the meantime, these remixes make his old hits feel fresh and new. Listen to five of the best remixes of Eminem songs from his wide-ranging catalog below.
Eminem – “The Real Slim Shady” (Deficio Remix)
Deficio’s playful rendition of the Eminem song includes metallic-based melodies and toy-like synths that lay over the thumping beat.
Eminem – “Business” (Matoma Remix)
When an electronic artist remixes a hip-hop record, there’s going to be a fair amount of attention and likely some judgement. However, Matoma has probably had the most luck of any dance artist with his lighthearted reworks of hip-hop classics. His remix of Biggie’s “Old Thing Back”, for instance, has over a quarter of a billion streams on Spotify. He goes a similar tropical route with his remake of Eminem’s “Business” and keeps the production fresh with chill instrumentation.
Eminem – “Lose Yourself” (Offset Noize & Stravy Remix)
More often than not, less is more. Offset Noize and Stravy utilize few instrument layers in the remix of “Lose Yourself”, but make excellent usage of the electric guitar, bass pads and a high-pitched lead that cuts through all the noise.
Eminem – “Lose Yourself” (San Holo Remix)
San Holo pumps up the bass in his version of the Eminem song. He sprinkles bells and chimes across the production, in addition to chirp-like synths.
Eminem & Nate Dogg – “Shake That” (Daniel Healeys’ ‘Minimal’ Mix)
Eminem and Nate Dogg’s “Shake That” collaboration heads straight to the club with this minimal mix by Daniel Healeys. This pounding Melbourne bounce remix flexes a low-end bass line and tinny percussion.