To remember the 20th anniversary of Eminem’s seminal album The Slim Shady LP, Eminem has announced a reissue of the record, with ten bonus tracks, freestyles, Capellas and instrumentals.
Eminem’s The Slim Shady LP To Be Re-Issued?
The original album was released on February 23, 1999, and was Em’s major label debut after Dr Dre signed him to Interscope Records and Aftermath Entertainment.
With hit singles like “Role Model”, “My Name is”, “Guilty Conscience”, it sold 18 million copies, the album is still as Eminem’s first big commercial break.
Eminem tweeted, wishing the albums happy birthday, writing:
From the vault! Re-issue of the Slim Shady LP Expanded Edition is now streaming for the first time for the 20th Anniversary. Happy bday Shady! #SSLP20 #STILLDONTGIVEAFUCK – https://t.co/Ctq4oi5M8v pic.twitter.com/Wk0ynSVjGm
— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) February 22, 2019
Fans React To Eminem’s Tweet:
Many fans took to Twitter to pay tribute to the iconic album and what it meant to them.
“You’ve come so far & influenced/inspired so many people. You’re 10, almost 11 years sober, your music is still as insane as ever, & you never switched up on anybody. you’re one of the most humble rappers out here & I’m so damn proud to call myself a Stan. HBD Shady #SSLP20,” one fan tweeted.
“20 years and still fresh as. Takes me waaaay back… #StoneColdBanger#SSLP20,” one more commented.
A third wrote: “HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABY. I mean I was 4 years old when this album dropped, but I’m so grateful for this man and his music. Literally saved my life and my sobriety as well. #STILLDONTGIVEAFUCK #SSLP20@Eminem Keep that middle finger up and the music flowing.”
And a fourth added: “It’s one of a few albums where I never skip a single track. Ever. It’s iconic. It spoke so much sense to me as a disillusioned, angry 16yr old.”
Some fans even pointed out the bonus tracks, saying, “The a cappella version of “Just Don’t Give A Fuck” on the expanded edition of The Slim Shady LP is everything. #SSLP20.”
Another simply mused poignantly about the passing of time, saying: “The Slim Shady LP is 20 years old today. Feeling old yet?? #SSLP20.”