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The Slim Shady LP
Studio album by Eminem
Released February 23, 1999
Recorded 1997-1999
Genre Gangsta Rap, Midwest hip hop, horrorcore, hardcore hip hop
Length 59:48
Label Aftermath, Interscope, Web
Producer Dr. Dre (exec.)
Marky & Jeff Bass (exec.)
Eminem, Mel-Man
Professional reviews
Eminem chronology
The Slim Shady EP
(1997)
The Slim Shady LP
(1999)
The Marshall Mathers LP
(2000)
Special Edition cover
Singles from The Slim Shady LP
  1. "Just Don't Give a Fuck"
    Released: October 7, 1998
  2. "My Name Is"
    Released: February 23, 1999
  3. "Guilty Conscience"
    Released: June 8, 1999
The Slim Shady LP is the second studio album by American rapper Eminem, released on February 23, 1999. The album was released under Dr. Dre's Aftermath Entertainment.
.The album was met with critical and commercial success.^ In 1997, Dre produced Nas, Foxy Brown, AZ, and Nature Present The Firm: The Album ; while also going platinum, the album met with similarly negative reviews from critics.
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^ The duo released Eminems first album The Slim Shady LP in 1999, to massive critical success.
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^ While going platinum, the album was considered a commercial disappointment by Dre's standards, and was a critical failure as well.
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.It debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 chart behind TLC's FanMail with 283,000 copies sold in its opening week.^ Billboard 200, on average, sold 399,947 copies in a week.
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^ Billboard 200 for eight weeks.
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^ Billboard charts within weeks.
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.The album went on to be certified 4x Platinum by the RIAA.^ The album was certified multi-platinum.
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^ The album itself went triple-platinum.
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^ To date, the album has been certified 4x Platinum.
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.To date, it has moved over 6 million units worldwide.^ Eminem has sold more than 80 million albums worldwide to date and is one of the best-selling music artists in the world.
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^ Eminem is the best-selling artist of the decade, and has sold more than 80 million albums worldwide to date, making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world.
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^ His first CD, 1999’s The Slim Shady LP , has moved more than 3 million units.
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."Just Don't Give a Fuck" was the first and only underground single from the album.^ Just Don't Give lyrics .
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^ Still Don't Give a Fuck lyrics .
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^ Just Don't Give a Fuck 16.
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The first official single was "My Name Is".
.In 2003, the album was ranked number 273 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.^ The song has since become highly acclaimed and was ranked 290th in Rolling Stone Magazine's "500 Greatest Songs Of All Time".

^ Rolling Stone: 100 Greatest Singers .
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^ Eminem is also ranked as one of the 100 Greatest Artists of All-Time by Rolling Stone magazine.
  • BBC - Music - Eminem 12 January 2010 6:06 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: General]

Contents

Background

.Upon its release, there were several complaints about The Slim Shady LP's lyrical content.^ The "Slim Shady LP" was produced primarily by them.
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^ Slim Shady LP (1999) .
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^ Slim Shady Lp lyrics .
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The song "Guilty Conscience" (the album's second single) ends with Eminem and Dr. Dre apparently succeeding in encouraging a man to murder his wife and her lover. .In 1997 Eminem recorded "'97 Bonnie & Clyde", Eminem raps about a journey by car towards the beach, the purpose of this journey being to dispose of his dead wife's corpse.^ In 97 Bonnie & Clyde, Eminem fantasizes about putting his girlfriend Kims dead body in the trunk of his car and disposing of it at the beach.
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^ The song, "97 Bonnie and Clyde," has Eminem fantasizing about killing the mother of his child.

^ Eminem as a producer Eminem is also active as a producer of rap records.
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.Eminem defended himself, saying the record and lyrics were for entertainment purposes and were not to be taken seriously.^ Complete list of Eminem recordings - Eminem lyrics .
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^ Stat Quo, hailing from Atlanta, was signed to a joint deal between Shady Records and Dr. Dre's Aftermath Entertainment after Eminem and Dre heard him on the Underground Atlanta mixtape series.
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^ Dre later signed Eminem to his record label, Aftermath Entertainment.
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.Most songs feature substantial amounts of swearing, numerous references to sex and drugs, and over-the-top, cartoonish descriptions of violence.^ Many songs have drug references, and one song has Shady rattle off nearly every drug you can possibly think of, but he later denies using most of them.

^ Top 10 Songs To Have Sex To So it all happened one Friday… My mood – altered...
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^ A man lauded for his comical and sometimes extreme use of cartoonish violence, Eminem also weaved a powerfully personal narratives to his songs that humanized his harsh songs.
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.Fans of the album have generally defended it by saying that the lyrics are not to be taken seriously and the media is equally to blame.^ I do not just blame older generations and the media.
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^ I was a huge Canibus fan at the time and I remember thinking with he now had serious competition in term of lyricism.
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^ But this album, lets just say,if you are a hip-hop music fan, you'll enjoy this one.
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.Eminem himself has referenced "Slim Shady" as an exaggerated persona.^ Similar albums Eminem Slim Shady .
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^ Stichworte: eminem slim shady .
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^ Thus, the Slim Shady persona.
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.It is clear that the Slim Shady persona does not accurately represent Eminem's real life and many lyrics are meant as a joke, in contrast to his more serious third effort The Marshall Mathers LP.^ The "Slim Shady LP" was produced primarily by them.
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^ His real name is Marshall Mathers.
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^ Similar albums Eminem Slim Shady .
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The songs "Just Don't Give a Fuck", "If I Had" and "97' Bonnie & Clyde" previously appeared on Eminem's independent album, The Slim Shady EP, in 1997. Dr. Dre was so impressed by the EP that he wanted to use some of the tracks on The Slim Shady LP. ."Just Don't Give a Fuck" was given sharper and more impressive production, with additional instruments and sound effects, as well as cuts by Kid Rock.^ Just Don't Give a Fuck 04:02 16.
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^ Just Don't Give a Fuck 16.
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^ Just Don't Give 16.
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."'97 Bonnie & Clyde" was given new keylines.^ Hailie’s first musical appearance was on '97' Bonnie & Clyde' at age two, a track on her father's 1998 recording, 'The Slim Shady LP'.
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^ In '97 Bonnie and Clyde', Eminem describes a trip with his infant daughter, disposing of the bodies of his wife, her lover and his son.
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^ Kim, 97' bonnie & clyde, Kill you and amityville are all just psycho.
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The EP version, which was originally called "Just the Two of Us", featured a sample from a song of the same name by Grover Washington, Jr.
."Role Model" was released as a third single off the album.^ He was then released and worked on the third D12 album.
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^ Eminem has noted that he plans to release a fifth album entitled Curtain Call in 2008 - the album's lead single, "Shake That" , was just recently released..
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^ B****- Funny skit about a teen girl hearing this album Role Model- Another great track with witty, hardcore rhymes and an interesting beat.
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Eminem says the song mocks the way critics call him a "dangerous example to our youth".

Track listing

# Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Public Service Announcement" (skit)     0:33
2. "My Name Is"     Dr. Dre 4:28
3. ."Guilty Conscience" (feat.^ US; #2 UK 1999 "Guilty Conscience" (feat.

^ US; #2 UK 1999 'Guilty Conscience' (feat.
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^ Guilty Conscience (feat.
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Dr. Dre)
Mathers, Young Dr. Dre, Eminem 3:19
4. "Brain Damage"   Mathers, Jeff Bass, Mark Bass Bass Brothers, Eminem 3:46
5. "Paul" (skit performed by Paul Rosenberg)     0:15
6. "If I Had" (feat. Kristie Abete) Mathers, J. Bass, M. Bass Bass Brothers, Eminem 4:05
7. "'97 Bonnie & Clyde"   Mathers, J. Bass, M. Bass Bass Brothers, Eminem 5:16
8. "Bitch"       0:19
9. "Role Model"   Mathers, Young, Melvin Breeden Dr. Dre, Mel-Man 3:25
10. "Lounge" (skit feat. Bass Brothers)     0:46
11. "My Fault"   Mathers, J. Bass, M. Bass Bass Brothers, Eminem 4:01
12. ."Ken Kaniff" (skit feat.^ The album is flawed only by a couple of skits (the Ken Kaniff skit is disgusting and has no place in music) and by guest appearances.
  • Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP Review - sputnikmusic 12 January 2010 6:06 UTC www.sputnikmusic.com [Source type: General]

^ Ken Kaniff (Skit - Album Version) (Eminem, Aristotle, Mark Bass) .
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^ Oh and Underground is technically 4:50 since the album DOES end with a shitty skit w/the Ken Kaniff outro at the end of Underground.
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Aristotle & Bass Brothers)
    1:16
13. "Cum on Everybody" (feat. Dina Rae) Mathers, J. Bass, M. Bass Bass Brothers, Eminem 3:39
14. "Rock Bottom"   Mathers, J. Bass, M. Bass Bass Brothers 3:34
15. "Just Don't Give a Fuck"   Mathers, J. Bass, M. Bass Bass Brothers, Eminem 4:02
16. "Soap" (skit performed by Jeff Bass & Royce da 5'9")     0:34
17. "As the World Turns"   Mathers, J. Bass, M. Bass Bass Brothers, Eminem 4:25
18. "I'm Shady"   Mathers, J. Bass, M. Bass Bass Brothers, Eminem 3:31
19. ."Bad Meets Evil" (feat.^ BAD MEETS EVIL .
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^ Eminem - The Slim Shady LP/Eminem- 19 - Bad Meets Evil.mp3 .
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^ Bad Meets Evil 20.
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Royce da 5'9" & Jeff Bass)
Mathers, J. Bass, M. Bass, Bass Brothers, Eminem 4:13
20. "Still Don't Give a Fuck"   Mathers, J. Bass, M. Bass Bass Brothers, Eminem 4:12
Notes
  • In the clean version of the album, "Bitch", "Cum on Everybody", "Just Don't Give a Fuck" and "Still Don't Give a Fuck" are titled "Zoe", "Come on Everybody", "Just Don't Give" and "Still Don't Give" respectively.
Samples

Charts and certifications

Chart Country Provider(s) Peak
position
Certification Sales/shipments
Australian Albums Chart Australia ARIA 49 Platinum[1] 70,000
Austrian Albums Chart Austria IFPI Austria 12
Belgium Wallonie Albums Chart Belgium IFPI Belgium 7 Gold[2] 15,000
Canadian Albums Chart[3] Canada CRIA 9 2x Platinum [4] 200,000+
Dutch Albums Chart Netherlands NVPI Gold[5] 45,000
European Top 100 Albums[6] Europe IFPI 1 Platinum[7] 1,000,000+
German Albums Chart Germany IFPI Germany 51
New Zealand Albums Chart New Zealand RIANZ 23 Gold[8] 9,500
Swedish Albums Chart[9] Sweden IFPI Sweden 40
Swiss Albums Charts[10] Switzerland IFPI Switzerland 25
UK Albums Chart[6] United Kingdom BPI 10 Platinum[11] 400,000
Billboard 200 United States RIAA 2 4x Platinum[12]

References

  • Cohen, Sara (2007). Decline, Renewal and the City in Popular Music Culture: Beyond The Beatles. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.. p. 52. ISBN 0754632431. 
  • Muze. "Biography of Eminem". NME. .http://www.nme.com/artists/eminem.^ Artiste: Eminem Album: The Eminem Show Chanson: Business http://www.eminemshow.com/lyrics .
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    ^ If the youth that needs the complete discography here it is: http://soundtracksandmore.blogspot.com/2008/04/eminem-discography.html .
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    ^ This track is my fav: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FTMTbeMGiI&feature=player_embedded .
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