The Slim Shady LP
Upon joining Aftermath Entertainment, Eminem released The Slim Shady LP, which
would eventually be certified 4x platinum. "My Name Is" was the first
single off the album.
Upon its release, there were several complaints about The Slim Shady LP's
lyrical content. The song "Guilty Conscience" (the album's second
single) ends with Eminem and Dr. Dre encouraging a man to murder his wife and
her lover. "Guilty Conscience" was also the birth of Dr. Dre and
Eminem's powerful and beloved duo. In "'97 Bonnie & Clyde," Eminem
raps about disposing of his wife's body while his baby daughter rides along
in his car, which the album cover alludes to.
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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. Fans of the album have generally defended it by saying that the lyrics are not meant to be taken seriously. Eminem himself has referenced "Slim Shady" as an exaggerated persona.
Dr. Dre produced both singles on the album ("My Name Is" and "Guilty Conscience") and also produced "Role Model". The rest of the album was produced by the Bass Brothers for the Detroit-based FBT Productions.
In 2003, the album was ranked number 273 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
Eminem - The Slim Shady LP (1999) Track listings & Lyrics