It was released as the lead single a month before the album's release. Eminem, Dr. The first single was intended to be "Who Knew. The song is a critique of manufactured pop songs that were popular at the time. It was a hit single, becoming Eminem's first chart topper in some countries, and garnering much attention for insulting various celebrities, including:. The sudden jump and increase in tempo as well as pitch recreates the motor of a chainsaw coming to life. PopMatters described this song: "In a number of songs on the new album, including the current single, 'The Real Slim Shady,' Eminem slams his 'enemies' with comic book intensity.
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Hip-hop is not exactly renowned for its wallflowers, but there have been few stars as outrageously controversial as Eminem, aka Slim Shady. As prodigiously talented as he is confrontational, the Detroit rapper, born Marshall Mathers on 17 October , worked his way up from the underground to become the most successful hip-hop artist in the world. Among his many crowning achievements, in the 00s Eminem outsold every other musician in the US. Taking on the guise of Slim Shady, he employed jet-black humour to delve deep into his troubled past — and to imagine the darkest of alternate futures. But who was the real Marshall Mathers and who was Slim Shady? At times his lyrics played out like a real-life soap opera, their emotional directness pre-empting modern hip-hop stars like Drake. Recorded in , it found the nascent star still developing a distinctive style. However, it boasts a raft of complex rhymes and the verbal erudition of a man who had spent much of his youth absorbed in a dictionary. But the album failed to have the desired impact, which, in turn, had a profound effect on the rapper. The genesis of this transformation came on a trip to the toilet, when Mathers concocted his Slim Shady alter-ego.
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