Dre, the collection is laced with biting humor that reveals a dark edge. Comic narratives like "Guilty Conscience" and "My Fault" have an underlying bleak realism leavened by Eminem's dynamic, larger-than-life performance.
Sign In. The Slim Shady LP. Public Service Announcement. My Name Is. Guilty Conscience feat. Brain Damage. Paul Skit. If I Had. Released as a single on May 26, , following " My Name Is ", a music video was made, using the heavily censored radio edit.
It became a minor hit on the US charts. David Browne described this: "In Role Model, he gleefully debunks the idea of rappers as heroes So if I said I never do drugs, that would mean I lie and get f ed more than the President does. The video is a darker comedic offering than " My Name Is ", directed by Dr. Dre and Phillip G. The opening of the song, where Eminem announces he's going to attempt to drown himself and that the audience can follow him, is left out, but is acted out in a silent movie style.
After Eminem is introduced, he proceeds to attempt a Houdini -like escape trick from being held under water. 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 The Slim Shady EP The lyrics are noted for their over… read more. It was released on February 23, under Web Reco… read more. Dre's Aftermath Ente… read more.
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The Slim Shady LP is his first album with a major label after his first album Infinite was released on an independent label in The Slim Shady LP contains cartoonish depictions of violence and heavy use of profanity, which Eminem referred to as "made-up tales of trailer-park stuff," describing it as horror film -esque, in that it is solely for entertainment value.
Although many of the lyrics on the album are considered to be satirical , Eminem also depicts his frustrations of living in poverty. It received commercial and critical success, with critics praising Eminem for his unique lyrical style, dark humor lyrics, and eccentric personality. While The Slim Shady LP 's success turned Eminem from an underground rapper into a high-profile celebrity, he became a highly controversial figure due to his lyrical content, which some perceived to be misogynistic and a negative influence on U.
Despite this, the album's success was vital in breaking the stereotype that "white people cannot rap", [ citation needed ] and has since been included in several publications' lists of the greatest albums of all time. In , his debut album Infinite , which was recorded at the Bassmint, a recording studio owned by the Bass Brothers , was released under their independent record label Web Entertainment.
The disappointment from this experience greatly influenced his lyrical style: "After that record, every rhyme I wrote got angrier and angrier. A lot of it was because of the feedback I got. Motherfuckers was like, 'You're a white boy, what the fuck are you rapping for? The disappointment of Infinite inspired Eminem to create the alter ego Slim Shady: "Boom, the name hit me, and right away I thought of all these words to rhyme with it.
During this time, Eminem and his girlfriend Kim Scott lived in a high-crime neighborhood with their newborn daughter Hailie, where their house was burglarized numerous times. Dre , founder of Aftermath Entertainment. Dre recalled, "In my entire career in the music industry, I have never found anything from a demo tape or a CD. When Jimmy played this, I said, 'Find him. Dre not to take a chance on Eminem because he was white. Dre responded, "I don't give a fuck if you're purple.
If you can kick it, I'm working with you. Dre subsequently began work on Eminem's major-label debut album. Dre since listening to his group N. A as a teenager, was nervous to work with him on the album: "I didn't want to be starstruck or kiss his ass too much I'm just a little white boy from Detroit. I had never seen stars, let alone Dr. Dre after a series of highly productive recording sessions. Dre creating a beat and Eminem using the tracks as a template for his freestyle raps ; "Every beat he would make, I had a rhyme for", Eminem recalled.
Fuck them. Dre finished " My Name Is " in an hour. Because the song focuses on disposing of his girlfriend's corpse, Eminem was not comfortable with explaining the situation to Kim, and instead told her that he would be taking Hailie to Chuck E. However, he really took her to the recording studio.
We had just got back together for a couple of weeks. Then I played her the song and she bugged the fuck out. I'll let her know that Mommy and Daddy weren't getting along at the time. None of it was to be taken too literally, although at the time I wanted to fucking do it. Dre assaulted Dee Barnes.
Having only known Dr. Dre for a few days, Eminem was anxious about how he would react to such a line, and to his relief, Dr. Dre "fell out of his chair laughing" upon hearing the lyric. After a falling out between the two in the wake of Eminem's breakthrough success, Eminem instead played Ken Kaniff on skits on future albums.
He met and had dinner with her in order to get permission to use the recording on the album. Eminem's vocal inflection on the record has been described as a "nasal whine"; Jon Pareles of The New York Times likened his "calmly sarcastic delivery" to "the early Beastie Boys turned cynical".
Jeff Bass came up with the line "I never meant to give you mushrooms" for the skit, which in turn inspired Eminem to write "My Fault". Many of the songs from The Slim Shady LP are written from the perspective of Eminem's alter ego, Slim Shady, and contain cartoonish depictions of violence, which he refers to as "made-up tales of trailer-park stuff". The only difference between some of my raps and movies is that they aren't on a screen.
But most of the time, when I'm saying shit about women, when I'm saying 'bitches' and 'hoes', it's so ridiculous that I'm taking the stereotypical rapper to the extreme. I don't hate women in general. They just make me mad sometimes. The song focuses on a series of characters who are faced with various situations, while Dr. Dre and Eminem serve as the "angel" and "devil" sides of the characters' conscience, respectively. Eminem wrote the song at a time in which he felt that Kim was stopping him from seeing his daughter.
Although many of the lyrics on the album are intended to be humorous, several songs depict Eminem's frustrations with living in poverty. His rhymes are jaw-droppingly perverse, bespeaking a minimum-wage life devoid of hope, flushed with rage and weaned on sci-fi and slasher flicks. The album was met with critical acclaim. Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic gave the album five stars out of five, praising the rapper's "expansive vocabulary and vivid imagination", adding that "Years later, as the shock has faded, it's those lyrical skills and the subtle mastery of the music that still resonate, and they're what make The Slim Shady LP one of the great debuts in both hip-hop and modern pop music.
Even pop fans deadened to graphic lyrics are likely to flinch. Many reviewers commented on the album's lyrical content.
Gilbert Rodman of Popular Communications states, "Eminem's music contains more than its fair share of misogynistic and homophobic lyrics, but simply to reduce it to these as many critics do doesn't help to explain Eminem. It merely invokes a platitude or a sound bite to explain him away. By November , the album sold 5,, copies in the United States.
It was certified gold in the Netherlands and platinum in New Zealand. Interscope Records awarded him with his own record label, Shady Records ; the first artist Eminem signed was rapper and his best friend Proof. My daughter wasn't born with a silver spoon in her mouth. But she's got one now. I can't stop myself from spoiling her.Step into the world of slim SHADY, and yes this is one shady album at certain points in most tracks. This album is definitley not for the faint of heart and those who cant handle very graphic and at many points in the album, just straight disturbing images as we go into the mind of eminem and what he seemed to be going through at some points in his life, its over the top descriptions of /5().