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The Slim Shady LP [Explicit Lyrics]

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listen  1. Public Service Announcement [Explicit]Eminem0:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. My Name Is [Explicit]Eminem 4:28$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Guilty Conscience (Album Version / Edited) [feat. Dr. Dre] [Clean]Eminem 3:19$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Brain Damage [Explicit]Eminem 3:46$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Paul (Skit)Eminem0:15$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. If I HadEminem 4:05$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. '97 Bonnie & ClydeEminem 5:16$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen  9. Role ModelEminem 3:25$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Lounge (Skit)Jeff Bass0:46$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. My Fault [Explicit]Eminem 4:01$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. Ken Kaniff (Skit) [Explicit]Eminem 1:16$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Cum On Everybody [Explicit]Eminem 3:39$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. Rock Bottom [Explicit]Eminem 3:34$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen15. Just Don't Give A Fuck [Explicit]Eminem 4:02$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen16. Soap (Skit) [Explicit]Jeff Bass0:34$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. As The World Turns [Explicit]Eminem 4:25$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen18. I'm ShadyEminem 3:31$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen19. Bad Meets Evil [feat. Royce Da 5'9''] [Explicit]Eminem 4:13$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen20. Still Don't Give A Fuck [Explicit]Eminem 4:12$1.29  Buy MP3 

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  • Audio CD (February 23, 1999)
  • Original Release Date: February 23, 1999
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • ASIN: B00000I5JQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,240 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,015 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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On The Slim Shady LP, Eminem wants it all. He's conflicted, you see; the world has treated him badly, and he wants to respond in kind. But he isn't a straight-up gangsta--this is, after all, the first release on Dr. Dre's Aftermath Records, his post-Death Row-era venture--and Eminem (born Marshall Mathers) doesn't really want anyone to follow in his footsteps, which leads to some interesting contradictions on this album. In the first single, "My Name Is," he's self-deprecating, rapping about his poor upbringing and his hairy palms. But on the very next song, "Guilty Conscience," he plays the devil to Dr. Dre's angel--that is, until Eminem brings up an incident from Dre's devilish past, rapping, "You gonna take advice from someone who slapped Dee Barnes?" Later, on "'97 Bonnie & Clyde," he turns Will Smith's "Just the Two of Us" on its ear, making it a tale of murder; but on "My Fault," he actually feels bad--though whether it's for the girl he overdosed or for himself is tough to figure out. With his nasal Midwestern tone, Mathers has a clean, clear flow, and the production--by Dr. Dre, Marky, and Jeff Bass--is crisp but consistently fun. With his outlook, it's tough to take Eminem too seriously, but he's made an album you don't have to take seriously to enjoy. --Randy Silver

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50 of 57 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "It's me, Ken Kaniff from Connecticut..." February 13, 2003
Format:Audio CD
'The Slim Shady' LP is one of those albums that you have to let grow on you. It took quite a few listens before this sunk in with me. This album isn't as catchy, or bouncy or as fun as his other stuff. Some of the tracks on this CD just get downright depressing. And that's the beauty of it. This album was written and produced before anyone knew who Eminem was (hard to believe there was such a time) and touches on some pretty heavy stuff and explores Em's very disturbed imagination. Listening to this, it is easy to see why most people hate Eminem. In the span of the album, not only does he take responsibility for the O.J. Simpson murders, but on '97 Bonnie & Clyde,' he also murders his wife with the help of his infant daughter. So yes, it's pretty sick. But that's what makes Eminem so great. He's skilled in theatrics and at times creates what can only be described as audio-horror (Note the loop used for "Just Don't Give A F..." which sounds like something straight out of the 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre'). Of course, not everything on here is meant to be shocking. Eminem comes across as extremely genuine on the self-describing 'Rock Bottom' and gives a little humor to a bad situation on 'If I Had.' Oddly enough, Dr. Dre only produced the three main singles off this album and they really stick out like a sore thumb. As much as I love Dr. Dre's music, you can't help but feel that this album would almost be better off without those three tracks. As it stands, this is definetly one of the best rap albums I own. It proves that rap doesn't have to be about strippers and money. Too bad most people view this as a pop album and see Eminem as some kind of comedian. Anyone who gets past the third track on this CD will see a whole new side of Eminem they never saw before.
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32 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great CD, worthy of being in your collection December 27, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
What can I say about this CD. The term "White Rap" is a bit of an oxymoron. The sight of a white guy trying to be a rapper is usually enough to chill the blood. But look beyond the white rapper and you'll see a star in the making. Only future CDs will tell if this guy can make it into the realms of the Rapper's hall of fame. But I think he will make it. The only notable other white rap act being the Beastie Boys. Their debut album being still a favourite of mine. And much like the Beastie Boys, Eninem has taken a different approach to Rapping, that being witty, light hearted and begging to offend the easily offended. Thankfully Enimen has not tried to go down the Gangster Rapper route, as I think this should be left to such acts as Ice T, T-Pac and such, as they do it so well, and shouldn't be emulated by white rappers.
Enimem's flow in his lyric is pretty slick, with no real "cheesy" rhyming evident. And there is some real body to the words too, and they are generally funny in parts. And it must be said that he does go out to offend; though I think there is quite a bit of "tongue in cheek" going on in here. So if you don't like swearing and subject matter that is a bit sick (97' Bonnie & Clyde being one such song), maybe this isn't the CD for you. But if you find this CD offensive, I think you'll find most Rap offence, and maybe "Will Smith" is more appropriate. Though there is nothing wrong with Will's stuff, its just nice light music, you can play with the whole family around, and doesn't get the same reaction like the heavy side of rap does.
Like I've said, Enimem courts controversy. And such songs as "Role Model" is a direct challenge on that well-worn argument that "music, brain washes kids into doing things they shouldn't".
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52 of 63 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent CD but Not for Everyone... April 8, 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
The Slim Shady LP is an excellent album, but it's definitely NOT for everyone. One needs to see through the often shocking and possibly horrific lyrics to get the humor.
1)Public Service Announcement -- very funny intro to the entire album.
2)My Name Is -- I think everyone has heard this one before...
3)Guilty Conscience -- both Eminem and Dr. Dre do an awesome job on this track.
4)Brain Damage -- Excellent track, Eminem talks about his difficult childhood and takes the listeners into his life.
5)Paul -- Prelude to the Paul skit on Marshall Mathers LP
6)If I Had -- honest and heartfelt
7)97' Bonnie and Clyde -- one of the best tracks on the album IMO, but also one of the most disturbing. Not for people who don't like to hear about family murders. The track Kim from the Marshall Mathers LP is actually a prequal to this track, which is interesting.
8)B**** -- a funny skit about a girl's reaction after listening to this album.
9)Role Model -- a parody about people imitating whatever they see and whomever they idolize.
10)Lounge -- a very funny intro to the next track. Shows some of Eminem's vocal skills other than rapping...
11)My Fault -- another candidate for best track. The content is hilarious at times, although the entire song ends on a sad note.
12)Ken Kaniff -- this Kenneth Kaniff from Connecticut is pretty nasty...
13)Cum on Everybody -- resembles Drug Ballad on Marshall Mathers LP. An okay track, with a nice beat.
14)Rock Bottom -- Great track, takes the listeners into Eminem's mind when his life was extremely difficult. Shows his vulnerability and honesty.
15)Just Don't Give a -- nice beat and rhymes throughout the song.
16)Soap -- okay skit, not one of the best.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD
Eminem is one my favorite artists and buying all of his CD's is something I'm going to buy. From his 1st to last.
Published 1 day ago by Luis
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best albums in my collection
Im glad I got this album again. Takes me back to my childhood. I recommend this album for everyone.
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Published 14 days ago by Gilda Vasquez
5.0 out of 5 stars My First Album
What can I say that hasn't been said. This is the first album I ever bought. Been a fan of Eminem since day one and will until I'm no longer on this Earth. Read more
Published 17 days ago by Jamie Lassiter
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Some of the songs were not to my liking but the majority of them were awesome. nya nya nya nya
Published 23 days ago by Serena Martin
5.0 out of 5 stars Great music!
I had forgotten how great his older stuff was!! Really glad I bought this and have enjoyed reliving these songs again:)
Published 26 days ago by Lalaffe
5.0 out of 5 stars great album
Great album. Not much to say. Typical Eminem. Lots of cussing and good beats. I would recommend this to Eminem fans.
Published 1 month ago by Jared C McDonald
5.0 out of 5 stars Slim Shady....Yeah!!!
Slim Shady LP is one of my favorite Em CD's.

Em is The Best Rapper in the world. His words are poetry. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Toni R. Tippin
1.0 out of 5 stars Make sure it is explicit
I bought the clean version by mistake. I would never buy a clean version Eminem album. So make sure it is what you're looking for
Published 1 month ago by Chance
5.0 out of 5 stars One of his better albums
I still listen to this album regularly. I must say, I prefer this album to Eminem's more recent material, which I would never pay for. I also recommend the marshal mathers LP. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Dirt Nasty
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the greatest LP's ever
Will never forget where I was when I heard this album for the first time. Those are the great albums!
Published 2 months ago by brewerfamily
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