Eminem's notorious major label debut gets a slight birthday update.
Eminem's Slim Shady LP has earned a place in the annals of hip-hop history. Bearing the first collaborations between Eminem and Dr. Dre, The Slim Shady LP found Em ushering in a shocking new demeanor, honed and finessed since Infinite. A stark departure from the AZ & Nas-inspired backpacker's poetry, Slim Shady found Em embracing shock value and gallows humor, with the musical brain trust of Dr. Dre and the Bass Brothers quarterbacking his every play. The results speak for themselves. With over eighteen million albums sold, The Slim Shady LP was a critical and commercial hit, doing numbers up-and-coming artists could never fathom.
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Today marks the album's twentieth birthday, and as a result, Em and his team have given the project a slight update. While the idea of bonus tracks may be intriguing to some, Em fans have likely already heard the two big adds - "Get You Mad," and the Dr. Dre assisted, Wild Wild West themed "Bad Guys Always Die." The remaining bonus cuts are instrumentals and acapellas, which, while a fun addition, aren't the game changer some might have hoped for. It might have been nice to see some Slim Shady EP cuts hit streaming, but for now, we shall take what we can get.
Hazardous Youth (A Cappella Version)
Get You Mad
Greg (A Cappella Version)
Bad Guys Always Die (from Wild Wild West Soundtrack)
Guilty Conscience (Radio Version)
Guilty Conscience (Instrumental)
Guilty Conscience (A Cappella, Edited)