February 23rd 1999 marks the official release date of The Slim Shady LP, Eminem’s 1st major studio album on Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Records. Featuring production from Dre, it introduced the masses to Marshall Mather’s nihilistic, quick-witted, and super lyrical Rap alter-egos of Eminem and Slim Shady. On the the album’s hit single ‘My Name Is’ Slim proclaims, “I don’t give a f**k, God sent me to piss the world off!”
With 5 million domestic and having amassed 9 million worldwide sales to date, apparently the world showed its frustration by putting money in Shady’s pocket, and why not? The album’s full of standout tracks that include the Dr. Dre assisted “Guilty Conscious”, “97 Bonnie and Clyde”, “Brain Damage”, “Cum On Everybody”, the lyrical onslaught this is “Bad Meets Evil” (featuring Royce da 5’9″) and countless others. Eminem’s journey to becoming one of Hip Hop’s most accomplished and globally recognizable acts was in large part due to the shock value and resounding success of The Slim Shady LP. As such, today JP Lime salutes Mr. Marshall Mathers for a stellar record.