Friday, 17 June 2011
ALBUM SELECT OF THE WEEK: EMINEM-THE SLIM SHADY LP
This week sees the reunion of Eminem and Royce da 5'9" as 'Bad Meets Evil' and the highly anticipated release of 'Hell: The Sequel', a long awaited EP. So let's take it back to the first-time these two got together for the record on Eminem's Aftermath debut 'The Slim Shady LP'. As Marshall Mathers became a superstar and introduced himself to the world with 'My Name Is', Dr. Dre's perfect protegee showed that a 'Guilty Conscience' wasn't necessarily a bad thing. Classic and controversial from the deep ('If I Had') to the disturbing ('Just Don't Give A F#$@') this bleached blonde rapper released a debut as strong as peroxide. Em' channelled everyone from 2Pac ('97 Bonnie & Clyde') to his own inner demons ('Brain Damage'). The shadiest rappers slimmed down the competition with an album that didn't send him on his way to the top but one that put him there right away. TIM DAVID HARVEY.