Director Celebrates Eminem, Dr. Dre, & 50 Cent “Crack a Bottle” Video Release
James Larese’s first video for Eminem is featured in his filmography, but it hasn’t been made public until now.
James first went by the name Syndrome when he entered the field. Since releasing his first music video in 2005 for The Black Eyed Peas, he has worked on projects with Lil Wain and Kanye West before tackling the three-headed monster: Eminem, Dr. Dre, and 50 Cent. He created the “Crack a Bottle” and “3 a.m.” music videos for “Relapse.” However, only one of them achieved fame.
In the middle of March 2009, the “Crack a Bottle” videos were supposed to debut. Nevertheless, something happened, and fans only received a series of well-timed leaks from the video producers in place of the official premiere.
The fact that this was simply the first of many projects Eminem would work on with director James Larese suggests he was happy with the outcome. James has created:
Emi Featuring Eminem featuring Royce da 5’9, Big Sean, Danny Brown, Dej Loaf, and Trick-Trick on “Detroit vs. Everybody” “Guts Over Fear,” by Sia featuring Eminem Yelawolf and Slaughterhouse — “Shady,” a Bad Meets Evil collaboration Royce Da 5’9 and Eminem – “Fast Lane”, Eminem Feat. Boogie Feat. Joyner Lucas, “Lucky You” “Rainy Days” by Eminem with Logic Feat. Homicide by Eminem, as well as Marshall’s solo albums “Survival,” “Berzerk,” “3 A.M.,” “Darkness,” and “Fall.”
Em’s most recent song with James Larese is “From the D 2 the LBC,” which he also did with Snoop Dogg.
But it was challenging to forget about the first project. Particularly if it had been put on hold for more than 13 years. James’ Instagram account was enthusiastic when Eminem told his fans that he was sharing images from his archives. Marshall reposted something, and he wrote: