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Luis Resto
Birth nameLuis Edgardo Resto
Born (1961-07-22) July 22, 1961 (age 61)
Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.
OriginDetroit, Michigan, U.S.
Years active1981–present

Luis Edgardo Resto (born July 22, 1961) is an American musician, songwriter, record producer, and keyboardist who has worked closely with rapper Eminem since his third major-label album The Eminem Show. He is of Puerto Rican descent and was raised in Garden City, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit.

Musical career

Resto's career in recorded music began in the early 1980s in Detroit, with Michael Henderson and Was (Not Was). He continued playing keyboards and co-writing songs for a wide variety of artists (including many produced by Don Was), ranging from Anita Baker to Patti Smith to The Highwaymen to Vertical Horizon to Fuel, before beginning a prolific and lengthy collaboration with Eminem in 2001. He has played the keyboard for several Eminem-produced tracks and is credited for additional production on most Eminem-produced tracks on Encore. Resto released his own solo LP titled "Combo De Momento", and was released under his own imprint Resto World Music on May 18, 2010. He co-produced the Oscar-winning song, "Lose Yourself", featured in the movie 8 Mile with Jeff Bass and Eminem.[1]


Music credits



19. "Girls" (Limp Bizkit diss) (performed by Eminem) (hidden track)


02. "White America"
05. "Square Dance"
07. "Soldier"
08. "Say Goodbye Hollywood"
14. "Hailie’s Song"
18. "'Til I Collapse" (Featuring Nate Dogg)
11. "My Name" (featuring Eminem and Nate Dogg)
01. "Lose Yourself" (Eminem)
02. "Love Me" (Eminem, Obie Trice and 50 Cent)
03. "8 Mile" (Eminem)
05. "Places To Go" (50 Cent)
06. "Rap Game" (D12 featuring 50 Cent)
07. "8 Miles and Runnin'" (Jay-Z featuring Freeway)
08. "Spit Shine" (Xzibit)
16. "Rabbit Run" (Eminem)


03. "Patiently Waiting" (featuring Eminem)
04. "Many Men (Wish Death)"
06. "High All the Time"
15. "Don't Push Me" (featuring Lloyd Banks and Eminem)
02. "Go to Sleep" (Eminem featuring Obie Trice and DMX)
02. "Nightmares"
03. "The Pain"
10. "Pass Me A Lighter"
16. "Nobody Hates Nothin'"
01. "Average Man"
02. "Cheers"
03. "Got Some Teeth"
04. "Lady" (featuring Eminem)
05. "Don't Come Down"
09. "Follow My Life"
13. "Hands on You" (featuring Eminem)
14. "Hoodrats"
16. "Never Forget Ya"
17. "Outro" (featuring D12)
09. "Moment Of Clarity"
03. "My Buddy"
04. "I'm So Hood"


05. "I'm Gone" (featuring Eminem and Obie Trice)
01. "Git Up"
02. "Loyalty" (featuring Obie Trice)
03. "Just Like U"
04. "I'll Be Damned"
06. "My Band"
08. "6 in the Morning (Come On In)"
10. "Leave Dat Boy Alone"
11. "Get My Gun"
13. "Bitch" (featuring Dina Rae)
21. "Keep Talkin'" (bonus track)
Special Edition Bonus Disc
02. "Slow Your Roll"
16. "Welcome to D-Block" (performed by The L.O.X. featuring Eminem)
04. "On Fire" (featuring 50 Cent)
02. "Evil Deeds"
04. "Yellow Brick Road"
05. "Like Toy Soldiers"
07. "Puke"
08. "My 1st Single"
15. "Spend Some Time" (featuring Obie Trice, Stat Quo and 50 Cent)
16. "Mockingbird"
17. "Crazy In Love"
18. "One Shot 2 Shot" (featuring D12)
20. "Encore/Curtains Down"
01. "We As Americans"
02. "Love You More"
03. "Ricky Ticky Toc"
01. "Soldier Like Me (Return of the Soulja)" (featuring Eminem)
02. "The Uppercut" (featuring E.D.I. Mean and Young Noble)
03. "Out on Bail"
04. "Ghetto Gospel"
05. "Black Cotton" (featuring Eminem, Kastro and Young Noble)
06. "Loyal to the Game" (featuring G-Unit)
07. "Thugs Get Lonely Too" (featuring Nate Dogg)
08. "N.I.G.G.A. (Never Ignorant about Getting Goals Accomplished)" (featuring Jadakiss)
09. "Who Do You Love?"
10. "Crooked Nigga Too"
11. "Don't You Trust Me?" (featuring Dido)
12. "Hennessy" (featuring Obie Trice)
13. "Thug 4 Life"


14. "We Ain't" (featuring Eminem)
02. "In My Hood"
04. "I'm Supposed To Die Tonight"
10. "Ski Mask Way"
16. "My Toy Soldier" (featuring Tony Yayo)
08. "Rockstar"
03. "It Is What It Is" (featuring Spider Loc)
07. "Drama Setter" (featuring Eminem and Obie Trice)
03. "Welcome 2 Detroit" (featuring Eminem)
07. "No More to Say" (featuring Proof and Eminem)


02. "Wake Up"
03. "Violent"
05. "Lay Down"
06. "Snitch" (featuring Akon)
08. "Ballad Of Obie Trice"
09. "Jamaican Girl" (featuring Brick & Lace)
10. "Kill Me a Mutha"
12. "All of My Life" (featuring Nate Dogg)
13. "Ghetto" (featuring Trey Songz)
14. "There They Go" (featuring Big Herk, Eminem and Trick-Trick)
17. "Everywhere I Go" (featuring 50 Cent)
18. "Obie Story"
06. "Hands Up" (featuring 50 Cent)
03. "Smack That" (featuring Eminem)
19. "Lord Have Mercy"
01. "Shady Narcotics (Intro)" (Eminem)
02. "We're Back" (Eminem, Obie Trice, Stat Quo, Bobby Creekwater and Ca$his)
04. "Murder" (Bizarre and Kuniva)
06. "The Re-Up" (Eminem and 50 Cent)
07. "You Don't Know" (Eminem, 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks and Ca$his)
08. "Jimmy Crack Corn" (Eminem and 50 Cent)
09. "Trapped" (Proof)
11. "Talkin' All That" (Ca$his)
16. "Smack That (Remix)" (Akon featuring Stat Quo and Bobby Creekwater)
17. "Public Enemy #1" (Eminem)
19. "Ski Mask Way (Eminem Remix)" (50 Cent)
20. "Shake That (Remix)" (Eminem, Nate Dogg, Obie Trice and Bobby Creekwater)
22. "No Apologies" (Eminem)


17. "Lose My Mind"
06. "Pistol Poppin'" (featuring Eminem)


17. "Beautiful"
04. "Elevator"


08. "Drop the World" (featuring Eminem)
12. "Airplanes, Part II" (featuring Eminem and Hayley Williams of Paramore)
05. "W.T.P."
07. "Not Afraid"
17. "Where I'm At" (featuring Eminem)


01. "Welcome 2 Hell"
02. "Fast Lane"
03. "The Reunion"
04. "Above the Law"
06. "A Kiss"
07. "Lighters" (featuring Bruno Mars)
09. "Loud Noises" (featuring Slaughterhouse)
01. "Legendary" (featuring Travis Barker)


01. "The Slaughter" (Intro)
02. "Our House" (featuring Eminem and Skylar Grey)
03. "Coffin" (featuring Busta Rhymes)
04. "Throw That" (featuring Eminem)
05. "Hammer Dance"
06. "Get Up"
07. "My Life" (featuring Cee Lo Green)
08. "We Did It" (Skit)
09. "Flip a Bird"
10. "Throw It Away" (featuring Swizz Beatz)
11. "Rescue Me" (featuring Skylar Grey)
12. "Frat House"
13. "Goodbye"
14. "Park It Sideways"
15. "Die"
16. "Our Way" (Outro)
Deluxe version
17. "Asylum" (featuring Eminem)
18. "Walk of Shame"
20. "Place to Be" (featuring B.o.B)


04. "So Much Better"
10. "Brainless"
11. "Stronger Than I Was"


01. "Shady XV" (Eminem)
02. "Psychopath Killer" (Slaughterhouse featuring Eminem and Yelawolf)
03. "Die Alone" (Eminem featuring Kobe)
04. "Vegas" (Bad Meets Evil)
06. "Guts Over Fear" (Eminem featuring Sia)
09. "Fine Line" (Eminem)
10. "Twisted" (Skylar Grey, Eminem and Yelawolf)
11. "Right for Me" (Eminem)


03. "American You"
02. "Kings Never Die" (Eminem featuring Gwen Stefani)
04. "This Corner" (Denaun)
09. "All I Think About" (Bad Meets Evil)
13. "Phenomenal" (Eminem)


02. "Believe"


02. "Majesty" (with Labrinth, featuring Eminem)
07. "Stepping Stone"
13. "Venom" (Music from the Motion Picture)


01. "Premonition (Intro)"
03. "You Gon' Learn" (featuring Royce da 5'9" and White Gold)
08. "Darkness"
12. "Stepdad"
13. "Marsh"
19. "I Will" (featuring Joell Ortiz, Royce da 5'9" and Kxng Crooked)
04. "Tone Deaf"
05. "Book of Rhymes" (featuring DJ Premier)

Awards and nominations

Year Nominee / work Award Result Ref.
2002 "Lose Yourself" Academy Award for Best Original Song Won [4]
2003 Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media Nominated [5]
Grammy Award for Song of the Year Nominated
Grammy Award for Best Rap Song Won
2010 "Not Afraid" Nominated [6]


  1. ^ Elson, Rachel F. "Eminem Naps Through His Oscar Victory". People. Retrieved June 5, 2015.
  2. ^ "Obie Trice – Second Round's On Me". Discogs. Accessed 3 February 2008.
  3. ^ "Slaughterhouse – Welcome To Our House". Discogs. Accessed 29 April 2019.
  4. ^ "The 75th Academy Awards - 2003". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved August 8, 2020.
  5. ^ "L Resto". August 8, 2020.
  6. ^ "Luis Resto". August 8, 2020.