Seventeen years ago today, Eminem released the music video for "My Name Is (Slim Shady)." With this song (and all of The Slim Shady LP, which came out a month later), Em embraced his failures, doubled down on his depravity, and skyrocketed to fame. He never looked back.
In the video, Dr. Dre plays a psychiatrist unable to diagnose and/or assist Eminem with his sociopathic tendencies. Eminem portrays various versions of his self, as well as Bill Clinton (the Monica Lewinsky scandal was still fresh in America's memory).
Still goes hard?
Hi, kids! Do you like violence?
Wanna see me stick Nine Inch Nails through each one of my eyelids?
Wanna copy me and do exactly like I did?
Try acid and get fucked up worse than my life is?
My brain's dead weight, I'm trying to get my head straight
But I can't figure out which Spice Girl I want to impregnate