Eminem - The Slim Shady LP (Reissue, 2xLP Vinyl)
The Slim Shady LP is the second studio album and first commercial release from the American rapper Eminem. It was released on February 23, 1999, under Interscope Records and Dr. Dre's Aftermath Entertainment.
Recorded in Ferndale, Michigan following Eminem's recruitment by Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, the album features production from Dr. Dre, the Bass Brothers, and Eminem himself. The majority of the record's lyrical content is written from the perspective of the rapper's alter ego Slim Shady, whom the rapper created on Slim Shady EP (1997). The lyrics are noted for their over-the-top depictions of violence and heavy use of profanity. The album was met with both critical and commercial success; critics praised Eminem for his unique lyrical style, and the record debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 chart behind TLC's FanMail with 283, 000 copies sold in it's opening week. The first official single, "My Name Is", peaked at number 36 on the Billboard Hot 100. The Slim Shady LP went on to be certified quadruple-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The record won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album, and in 2003, the album was ranked number 273 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
The Slim Shady LP turned Eminem from an unknown rapper into a high-profile celebrity. Interscope Records awarded him with his own record label, Shady Records, and he embarked on an extensive touring schedule to promote the album. In the summer of 1999, the rapper frequently performed on the Vans Warped Tour and in hip-hop clubs. He also became a highly controversial figure due to his lyrical content, which some perceived to be misogynistic and a negative influence on American youth. The rapper was also sued multiple times following the release of the album for reasons including slander and unauthorized sampling.
Title: The Slim Shady LP
Number of Discs: 2
Release Date: 2/23/1999
Genre: Rap / Hip Hop
A1 Public Service Announcement, Vocals – Jeff Bass
A2 My Name Is, Producer – Dr. Dre
A3 Guilty Conscience, Featuring – Dr. Dre, Producer – Dr. Dre, Eminem
A4 Brain Damage, Co-producer – Eminem, Producer – Jeff Bass, Mark Bass
B6 If I Had, Co-producer – Eminem, Producer – Jeff Bass, Mark Bass
B7 97' Bonnie & Clyde, Co-producer – Eminem, Producer – Jeff Bass, Mark Bass
B9 Role Model, Producer – Dr. Dre, Mel-Man
B11 My Fault, Producer – Eminem, Jeff Bass, Mark Bass
C12 Ken Kaniff
C13 Cum On Everybody, Co-producer – Eminem, Producer – Jeff Bass, Mark Bass
C14 Rock Bottom, Producer – Jeff Bass, Mark Bass
C15 Just Don't Give A Fuck, Co-producer – Eminem, Producer – Jeff Bass, Mark Bass
D17 As The World Turns, Co-producer – Eminem, Producer – Jeff Bass, Mark Bass
D18 I'm Shady, Co-producer – Eminem, Producer – Jeff Bass, Mark Bass
D19 Bad Meets Evil, Co-producer – Eminem, Featuring – Royce Da 5'9", Producer – Jeff Bass, Mark Bass
D20 Still Don't Give A Fuck
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