By FactsWow Team
Posted on: 03 Aug, 2022
Grammy-winning rapper Eminem has collaborated with Dr. Dre and 50 Cent over the years and has been friends with them for years. With an unreleased music video, he's giving 'Crack a Bottle' a new life over a decade after teaming up with the two rappers.
In the mid-2000s, Eminem was a hip-hop icon, selling millions of albums worldwide and earning respect from the industry's biggest names.
In 2009, he released the lead single from his album Relapse called 'Crack a Bottle.'. The song reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group.
As soon as 'Crack a Bottle' was released, it was planned to make an animated music video. However, those plans never materialized. This video was released unfinished on Eminem's album-oriented website TheRelapse.com in May 2009. Eminem's verse and chorus were featured in the video.
A day after the clip was shared, 50 Cent posted his verse on his own website, which was later added to Eminem's unfinished video.
Eventually, Cashis, Eminem's collaborator and friend, posted a link to the full animated video on Twitter a month later. The rappers' individual parts showcase their styles as emcees, though none of them actually appear in the video.
Eminem released his long-awaited 'Crack a Bottle' video on YouTube in August 2022. Curtain Call 2, his second greatest hits album, was promoted with the video. “From the Shady vault,” he posted on Instagram to announce the 13-year-old video's release.
Eminem's status as a revered rapper was evident at his Super Bowl halftime performance in 2022. A celebration of hip-hop decades was held with Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar (along with special guests 50 Cent and Anderson . Paak).
For over two decades, Grammy-winning rapper Eminem has been making music. During that time, Em has collaborated with some of the biggest names in hip-hop, including Dr. Dre, his longtime friend and collaborator.
In the late 1990s, Dr. Dre knew Eminem had the talent to become a superstar. Jimmy Iovine acquired his 1997 EP The Slim Shady EP after he competed in Rap Olympics.
Eminem’s music was played by Iovine for Dre and it was his mission to assist Em on his journey to stardom. In 1999 and 2000, Em released his breakthrough albums The Slim Shady LP and The Marshall Mathers LP on Dre's Aftermath Entertainment label.
Dr. Dre's song 'Still D.R.E.', one of his calling cards to this day, featured Eminem in its music video the following year. The music video for 'Still D.R.E.' is one of Dre's most recognizable songs today, but Eminem doesn't remember appearing in it.
In an Instagram post promoting 'From the D 2 the LBC,' Eminem was confused when Snoop Dogg asked him about 'Still D.R.E.'.
“Were you in that video?” he replied. Why would I be unable to remember this? What the hell is going on? 'You have to show me that stuff because I don't remember it.'
As soon as Em jogged his memory, he was able to recall the event. “I don’t even know... Oh yeah!” Snoop said after reminding him that he was chasing women around the beach in the video. Now that I think about it, I remember. Now I remember. 'Somehow I imagined my performance in 'Forgot About Dre,'' I thought.
In Hype Williams' video, Eminem wasn't the only big-name musician. Also featured in the video were Funkmaster Flex, Xzibit, and Warren G. At the 2022 Super Bowl halftime show in Inglewood, California, Dre and Eminem demonstrated their friendship.
During the show, Dr. Dre invited some of the biggest names in hip-hop to perform, including Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar. As a result of the Super Bowl, the performers' music sales soared, in particular, the single 'Still D.R.E.' When it was initially released in 2000, it peaked at No.
93 on the Billboard Hot 100; after the halftime show, it peaked at No. 23. In an apparent tribute to Colin Kaepernick and the NFL's mistreatment of him, Eminem kneeled on the ground during his performance.
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