i must admit, i fell in love with eminem after the first time i heard "my name is" on TRL. when i found out the real words to it, i liked it even more! he's one artist who truely isn't afraid to express what he feels, and what he knows everyone else feels. i don't think i know one person who can't relate to one song on the whole album! he says it as it is.....in plain, true english. after gettin his album, i realized how great an artist he really is. many wouldn't call what he does music, but even though most wouldn't want to admit it, he speaks the truth about life. although many try to shade themselves from the harsh reality of life, you have to realize that this is the way it is, and always will be, he just knows first hand. i LOVE this cd, and listen to is 24/7! his melodic tunes, give me a sense of reality. i love it!!! i give him MAJOR props for this album, and hope he gets true success w/this album!