Update: Eminem tapes were backed up 1 month before the fire !

Yesterday, The New York times revealed the explosive report about the true devastation of a 2008 Hollywood fire. The report include recordings by Eminem. His masters were named among other legendary musical works in the New York Times’ investigation into the fire on the Universal Studios lot, which destroyed a vault that contained approximately 175,000 multitrack recordings, session masters and outtakes by the legendary artist who has formed 20th and 21s centuries.

However, Today, Eminem’s spokesman, Dennis Dennehy, has told Detroit Free Press that Eminem’s tapes were backed up 1 month before the fire: “I’m fairly confident that most, if not all, of the masters are backed up.”

Joel Martin, operator of 54 Sound studio in Ferndale and manager of Eminem’s former production team, the Bass Brothers, said his team digitized all of the tape reels at hand in early 2008. That included Eminem music recorded at 54 Sound — such as “The Marshall Mathers LP,” “The Eminem Show” and hits such as “Lose Yourself” — along with tapes created in Los Angeles with producers such as Dr. Dre.

Martin’s backup effort included Eminem’s raw 24-track tapes, containing all of the assorted vocals, instruments, beats and other sounds captured in isolation. That’s crucial for future remixing projects and other uses of the music that made Eminem the best-selling recording artist in the first decade of the 2000s.

Read full on Detroit Free Press.