The Slim Shady LP
Eminem - The Slim Shady LP CD cover
Album by Eminem
Released February 23, 1999
Recorded 1998
Genre Hip hop
Length 59:36
Label Aftermath/Interscope
Producer(s) Dr. Dre, Bass Brothers, Mel-Man, Eminem
Professional reviews
Eminem chronology
The Slim Shady EP
The Slim Shady LP
The Marshall Mathers LP

Upon joining Aftermath Entertainment, Eminem released The Slim Shady LP, which would eventually be certified 5x 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.

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. In several songs, 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 sophomore effort The Marshall Mathers LP. On the "clean" version of the album, "shit", "ass", and sometimes "bitch" are left uncensored while drug and violent references are edited out. The album edit of "Guilty Conscience" is much different from the video version, being less censored and with slightly different lyrics.

In addition to executive-producing the album, Dr. Dre produced both of its singles ("My Name Is" and "Guilty Conscience") and also produced "Role Model" with Aftermath co-producer Mel-Man. The rest of the album was produced by the Bass Brothers for the Detroit-based FBT Productions, who had been close collaborators with Eminem since Infinite.

Template:RS500 It placed higher than Eminem's sophomore album The Marshall Mathers LP on the list, despite the fact that it originally received 3.5/5 stars compared to Marshall Mathers's 4/5 star rating. While many fans and music critics regard The Marshall Mathers LP as Eminem's definitive album, the The Slim Shady LP received critical acclaim as well.

Track listingEdit

All tracks produced by Marky and Jeff Bass for FBT Productions except "My Name Is," "Guilty Conscience," and "Role Model," which are produced by Dr. Dre.

  1. "Public Service Announcement" (Performed by Eminem and Jeff Bass) – 0:33
  2. "My Name Is" (Produced by Dr. Dre) – 4:28
  3. "Guilty Conscience" (featuring Dr. Dre) (Produced by Dr. Dre and Eminem) – 3:19
  4. "Brain Damage" – 3:46
  5. "Paul" (Performed by Paul "Bunyan" Rosenberg) – 0:15
  6. "If I Had" – 4:05
  7. "'97 Bonnie & Clyde" (featuring Hailie Jade) – 5:16
  8. "Bitch" (Performed by Zoe Winkler) – 0:19
  9. "Role Model" (Produced by Dr. Dre and Mel-Man) – 3:25
  10. "Lounge" (Performed by Eminem and Marky and Jeff Bass for FBT Productions) – 0:46
  11. "My Fault" – 4:01
  12. "Ken Kaniff" (Performed by Aristotle, Eminem and Marky Bass of FBT Productions) – 1:16
  13. "Cum on Everybody" – 3:39
  14. "Rock Bottom" – 3:34
  15. "Just Don't Give a Fuck" – 4:02
  16. "Soap" (Performed by Royce da 5'9" and Jeff Bass for FBT Productions) – 0:34
  17. "As the World Turns" – 4:25
  18. "I'm Shady" – 3:31
  19. "Bad Meets Evil" (featuring Royce da 5'9") – 4:13
  20. "Still Don't Give a Fuck" – 4:12

Special Edition Tracks

  1. "Hazardous Youth (Acapella Version)"
  2. "Sway & King Tech"
  3. "Greg (Acapella Version)"

NOTE: In the clean version of the album, Track 8 is called "Zoe," Track 13 is "Come on Everybody," Track 15 is "Just Don't Give," and Track 20 is called "Still Don't Give."

Album singlesEdit

Single cover Single information
"Just Don't Give a Fuck"
Eminem - My Name Is... CD cover
"My Name Is"
"Guilty Conscience"

Album chart positionsEdit

Year Album Chart positions
Billboard 200 Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums Top Canadian Albums
1999 The Slim Shady LP #24 #14 #94

Singles chart positionsEdit

Year Song Chart positions
Billboard Hot 100 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Hot Rap Singles Modern Rock Tracks Rhythmic Top 40 Top 40 Mainstream Top 40 Tracks
1998 Just Don't Give a Fuck - #62 #5 - - - -
1999 Guilty Conscience - #56 - - - - -
1999 My Name Is #36 #18 #10 #37 #5 #29 #39
Infinite | The Slim Shady EP | The Slim Shady LP | The Marshall Mathers LP | The Eminem LP | Straight from the Lab EP | Encore | The Funeral | Eminem Presents: The Re-Up
"My Name Is" | "Guilty Conscience" | "The Real Slim Shady" | "The Way I Am" | "Stan" | "Without Me" | "Cleanin' Out My Closet" | "Lose Yourself" | "Sing for the Moment"| "Superman" | "Business" | "Just Lose It" | "Encore" | "Like Toy Soldiers" | "Mockingbird" | "Ass Like That" | "When I'm Gone" | "Shake That" | "You Don't Know"
Other songs and collaborations
"Forgot About Dre" | "Just Don't Give a Fuck" | "Dead Wrong" | "My Fault" | "Role Model" | "Mosh" | "Smack That"