Five Songs You Didn’t Know Were Produced by Eminem

BY Nii Ogbamey Tetteh November 23, 2023 11:22 PM EDT
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Award-winning rapper Marshall Bruce Mathers III, also known as Eminem, has over the years been a strong pillar in the American and global rap scenes.

After being discovered by the legendary rapper and beatmaker, Dr. Dre, the Lose Yourself hitmaker has never looked back but has been delivering hits after hits to his fans.

Even though the Mocking Bird singer is 51 years old, he has aged like fine wine and has gotten better with age, producing more hits than he did as a young rapper.

However, many music lovers do not know that Detroit-born artiste is also a producer who has created several songs that turned out to be hit songs.

Below are five songs you did not know were produced by Eminem:

Smack That by Akon (2006)

Eminem is the lone producer on this single, and fans will recognise his characteristic bouncy style. As a producer, Eminem came to be known for his slapping percussion, descending synth strings, and effervescent feel. The song, which was produced in 2006, employs Akon, with Eminem dropping a few verses to spice it up

Lose Yourself by Eminem (2002)

This powerful classic song was produced by Eminem, Jeff Bass, and Luis Resto.

Lose Yourself happens to be one of the popular Eminem songs known to his fans across the world. He produced that song as the soundtrack for the 8 Mile movie, starring Eminem himself.

Perhaps Eminem’s most famous song, this track comes from the soundtrack for the movie starring Eminem, 8 Mile. The song was and continues to be a huge success, becoming Slim Shady’s first Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 and remaining there for twelve weeks. It also garnered Mathers an Oscar for Best Original Song. This production is top-notch, with electric guitars, strings, piano and swelling emotive melodies.

My Band by D12 (2004)

This is one of Eminem’s goofier tracks, and it was officially published by D12, Em’s Detroit-born rap group. This song was released in 2004 as the first single from the group’s sophomore album, D12 World. The song peaked at No. 2 in the United Kingdom and No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100. Eminem raps alongside his Dirty Dozen bandmates on it, telling the world about his band and joking about being the “lead singer.” The production is as ridiculous as the verses, which makes it really catchy.

The Adventures of Moon Man & Slim Shady by Kid Cudi and Eminem (2020)

This song, which will be released in the summer of 2020, contains two of hip-hop’s biggest talents, Kid Cudi and Eminem. The two quick emcees dip and dive on a rhythm produced by Dot da Genius, J Gramm, and Eminem, all of whom have worked with Kid Cudi previously. While other songs on this list have a more Eminem-like production feel, this song was a great success, with hundreds of millions of listens.

Runnin (Dying to Live) by 2Pac featuring the Notorious B.I.G (2003)

Eminem produced a posthumous 2Pac single for Tupac: Resurrection’s soundtrack, featuring vocals from the deceased artists and The Notorious B.I.G. The track, inspired by East Coast-West Coast rap battles, features Biggie verses from the mid-90s and an unreleased 2Pac song.