‘The Eminem Show’ Drops 20th Anniversary Edition


| LAST UPDATE 05/27/2022

By Zuzanna Krause
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Will the real Slim Shady please stand up? He's up, and he released some earth-shattering news this week! Eminem took to Twitter to announce an expanded version of The Eminem Show in honor of its 20th anniversary, which dropped on May 26 - exactly twenty years later to the date. So, for all the Stans out there, this one's for you.

One of the greatest rappers of all time, Marshall Mathers, has blessed us with an expanded version of one of the greatest albums of all time, The Eminem Show. The veteran rapper took to his Twitter to announce the exciting news, writing, "Well, if you want Shady, this is what I'll give ya," he continues to write, "#The EminemShow 20th Anniversary Expanded Edition drops Thursday 5/26." Alongside the exciting news, Slim Shaddy added a one-minute promotional video with some of the album's most celebrated songs, including Without Me, White America, Sing For The Moment, Superman, and Cleanin' Out My Closet.

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The album that changed the rap game in 2002 has since then been certified 12x-platinum by the RIAA and now, twenty years later, has sold over 27 million copies. Praised for being one of the best-selling albums of all time, Eminem has received countless awards and recognition for the album - and it was recently certified diamond by the RIAA. The album's expanded edition includes 38 songs, 18 more than the OG track has, with some reworked album art cover (turning the iconic red curtain blue). The Eminem Show (Expanded Edition) includes two Freestyle tracks, live renditions from some of Slim's greatest bops, eight instrumental tracks, and of course, the songs we know and love.

With all the hype surrounding Eminem's 20th anniversary to The Eminem Show, the celebrated rapper stopped by Saturday Night Live last week in a rare cameo appearance during Pete Davidson's last episode, where the comedian was rapping over one of Eminem's most cherished beats (again). During the sketch, Davidson is rapping over Forget About Dre when the real Slim Shady steps in and interrupts the parody asking him, "Pete, what you doing, man?" Davidson immediately stops when Shady tells him, "Just please stop. It's really bad," even after explaining he does these parodies because "we love you so much, Marshall." We get it, man; we love him too.

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