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The album was produced mostly by Dr. It was recorded over a two-month period in several studios in the Detroit area, and during this time, Eminem felt significant pressure to improve upon the success of his previous record. Released a year after Eminem's breakout album The Slim Shady LPthe album features more introspective lyricism including his response to his sudden rise to fame and controversy surrounding his lyrics. Musically, the album incorporates hardcore hip hop and horrorcore.
Criticism centered around lyrics that were considered violent, homophobic, and misogynistic. Lynne Cheney criticized the lyrics at a United States Senate hearing, while the Canadian government considered refusing Eminem's entry into the country.
The Marshall Mathers LP has sold 21 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling albums of all time. The Marshall Mathers LP 2the sequel to the album, was released in Despite the controversy of The Marshall Mathers LPthe record received acclaim from critics, who praised Eminem's lyrical ability and emotional depth.
One of the most ground breaking albums in American musicThe Marshall Mathers LP has been named on several lists of the greatest albums of all time. Due to its nominations at the ceremony, protests against the album's content reached a climax. Inspired by the disappointment of his debut album, InfiniteEminem created the alter ego Slim Shady, whom he introduced on the Slim Shady EP Dre then recorded The Slim Shady LPwhich was noted for its over-the-top lyrical depictions of drugs and violence.
The rapper, who had previously struggled to provide for his daughter Hailie, noted a drastic change in his lifestyle. I don't know if they are hanging with me 'cause they like me or because I'm a celebrity or because they think they can get something from me. He was labeled as "misogynist, a nihilist and an advocate of domestic violence", and in an editorial, Billboard editor in chief Timothy White accused Eminem of "making money by exploiting the world's misery".
The Marshall Mathers LP was recorded in a two-month-long "creative binge", which often involved hour-long studio sessions.
Dre noted, "We don't wake up at two in the morning, call each other, and say, 'I have an idea. We gotta get to the studio. Dre on the phone and developed an interest in using it for a song. He then wrote the lyrics at home and Steve Berman - Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP up with Dr. Dre and the two recorded the song together. Once the couple reconciled, Eminem recalls, "I asked her to tell me what she thought of it.
I remember my dumb Go Numb - Lietterschpich - For Fears saying, 'I know this is a fucked-up song, but it shows how much I care about you. To even think about you this much. To even put you on a song like this'. Eminem's manager, Paul Rosenbergsent Eminem a tape of the producer's beats, and the second track featured a sample Steve Berman - Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP English singer-songwriter Dido 's " Thank You ".
The writing process for "Stan" differed greatly from Eminem's usual strategy, in which song concepts form during the writing: "'Stan' was one of the few songs that I actually sat down and had everything mapped out for. I knew what it was going to be about. It said, 'We like your album, we've used this track. Hope you don't mind, and hope you like it. This track's amazing. The record label speculated that Eminem would be the first artist to sell one million copies in an album's first week of release.
These expectations placed a large burden on Eminem, who recalled, "I was scared to death. I wanted to be successful, but before anything, I want respect. I can't give you another 'My Name Is. Dre for him to create a beat, and went home to write new lyrics; the song eventually became "The Real Slim Shady".
The producer stated, "It was funny to me. As long as it's hot, let's roll with it Let's have fun with it and excite people. Considered both a hardcore hip hop album and a horrorcore album,   much of the album's first half was produced by Dr. Dre and Mel-Manwho employed their typical sparse, stripped-down beats, to put more focus on Eminem's vocals.
The background music on the record employs "liquid basslines, stuttering rhythms, slight sound effects, and spacious soundscapes".
The only outside producer on the album was The 45 King, who sampled a verse from Dido's song "Thank You" for "Stan", while adding a slow bass line. Other themes include his relationship with his family, including his mother and Kim Mathers, his ex-wife.
Most songs Steve Berman - Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP Eminem's childhood struggles and family issues, involving his mother "Kill You"the relationship struggles with his wife " Kim "his struggles with his superstardom and expectations "Stan", "I'm Back", and "Marshall Mathers"his return and effect on the music industry "Remember Me? The record also contains Steve Berman - Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP that have been considered to be homophobic.
Hate fags? If he's to be taken literally, then so is Britney Spears ' invitation to ' hit me baby, one more time '. I meant something more like assholes or dickheads. The first track, "Kill You", discusses the controversy that surrounded the rapper's first album, nightmares of "ladies' screams", and being raised by a single mother. According to Gabriel Alvarez of ComplexEminem's response ranges oscillates from "smart-ass 'Oh, you want me to watch my mouth, how?
He notes that Dr. Dre was successful because he rapped about "big-screen TVs, blunts, 40's, and bitches", while Eminem raps about "homosexuals and Vicodin", and believes Gaurdon (Skizo Frénétick Bande) - LAISSER DES TRACES the album will be a commercial disaster. The rapper criticizes Steve Berman - Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP media for focusing on tragedies such as school shootings while ignoring inner-city violence that occurs on a daily basis.
Despite saying the word "fuck" one more time in "Remember Me", and three times at the beginning of "I'm Back", he does not say the word "fuckin" for seven minutes and 29 seconds after delivering the original promise, saying it again in the song "Marshall Mathers".
Words like "ass", "bitch", "goddamn", and "shit" were uncensored. However, on the track "The Real Slim Open Letter - The S.O.S.
Band - S.O.S., the words "bitch" and "shit" were censored out, as they used the clean version released for radio. Significant edits were made to aggressive and violent lyrics that were aimed at police, prostitutes, women, homosexuals, bullies and schools. In response to the attack that had occurred at Columbine High School in Aprilnames of guns and sounds of them firing were censored. Interscope Records insisted on censoring the words "kids" and "Columbine" from the line, "I take seven [kids] from [Columbine], stand them all in line" from "I'm Back", even on the explicit version of the album.
As much sympathy as we give the Columbine shootings, nobody ever looked at it from the fuckin' point of view of the kids who were bullied—I mean, they took their own fucking life! And it was because they were pushed so far to the fucking edge that they were fucking so mad. I've been that mad. Eminem considered naming the album Amsterdam after a trip to the city shortly after the release of The Slim Shady LPin which he and his friends engaged in heavy drug use.
The original features Eminem sitting on the porch of the house he lived in during his teenage years. But to go back to where I grew up and finally say, 'I've made it', is the greatest feeling in the world to me. The debut: a violent fantasy, the acting-out of a persona.
The follow-up: the vulnerable artist unmasked. The Marshall Mathers LP sold 1. It sold twice as much as the previous 17 Screaming Heads - Sofa Head - Acres Of Geeses holder, Snoop Dogg 's album Doggystyleand also topped Britney Spears ' record for highest 1-week sales by any solo artist. It also became one of the few albums to sell over half a million copies for 4 consecutive weeks.
In total, the album spent 8 weeks at 1 on the US Billboard music chart, good enough for 4th on the current all-time list of weeks spent at 1 by a Hip-Hop album.
The Marshall Mathers LP was met with generally positive reviews. At Metacriticwhich assigns a normalized rating out of to reviews from mainstream publications, the album received an average score of 78, based on 21 reviews. Dre's production and Eminem's varied lyrical style on what is a "car-crash record: loud, wild, dangerous, out of control, grotesque, unsettling", but ultimately captivating. On the other hand, music journalist Greg Kot Im Gonna Love Her For Both Of Us - Meat Loaf - Dead Ringer the reaction to The Marshall Mathers LP was "mixed", or reluctantly positive, among critics who praised Eminem's "verbal skills and transgressive humor" but decried some of the subject matter.
According to Sputnikmusic 's Nick Butler, The Marshall Mathers LP stands as a culturally significant record in American popular music, but also "remains a truly special album, unique in rap's canon, owing its spirit to rock and its heritage to rap, in a way I've rarely heard". At a United States Senate hearing, Lynne Cheney criticized Eminem and sponsor Seagram for "promot[ing] violence of the most degrading kind against women", labeling him as "a rap singer who advocates murder and rape".
He talks about choking women slowly so he can hear their screams for a long time. He Steve Berman - Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP about using O. Although she stated that she has "long been a vocal supporter of free speech", Cheney How Much Can You Take (DJ Energy Remix) - Future Breeze - How Much Can You Take (Remixes) for the music industry to impose age-restrictions on those who can purchase music with violent content.
A and study by Edward Armstrong found that of the 14 songs on The Marshall Mathers LP eleven contain violent and misogynistic lyrics and nine depict killing women through choking, stabbing, drowning, shooting, head and throat splitting. Protests against the album's content reached a climax when it was nominated for four Grammy Awards in including Album of the Year.
I didn't know anything about his personal life. I didn't really care, but being that he was gay and he had my back, I think it made a statement in itself saying that he understood where I was coming from. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This is the latest accepted revisionreviewed on 26 December The second song on the album, "Kill You" exemplifies the album's over-the-top descriptions of violence, confrontational vocal delivery, and criticism of the media, record label expectations, and Eminem's mother.
The album's third single has been referred to as the album's centerpiece and features a Steve Berman - Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP of Dido 's " Thank You ".
During the verses, Eminem portrays both himself and an obsessive fan, with pen-scratching sounds in the background to indicate communication via letters. It also expresses frustration at people who have tried to use Eminem for his fame.
The album's most controversial track, "Kim" is a chaotic murder fantasy where Eminem plays both himself and the voice of his wife Kim. I don't discriminate, I don't exclude nobody. If you do something fucked up, you're bound to be made fun of. If I do something fucked up, I'll make fun of myself—I'm not excluded from this. Mathers Andre Young Melvin Breeden. Dre Mel-Man. Mathers Dido Armstrong Paul Herman.
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