Slim Shady Explicit Lyrics, Enhanced
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|1. Public Service Announcement|
|2. My Name Is|
|3. Guilty Conscience|
|4. Brain Damage|
|6. If I Had|
|7. '97 Bonnie & Clyde|
|9. Role Model|
|11. My Fault|
|12. Ken Kaniff|
|13. Cum On Everybody|
|14. Rock Bottom|
|15. Just Don't Give A Fuck|
|17. As The World Turns|
|18. I'm Shady|
|19. Bad Meets Evil|
|20. Still Don't Give A Fuck|
On The Slim Shady LP, Eminem wants it all. He is conflicted, you see; the world has treated him badly, and he wants to respond in kind. But he isn't a straight-up gangsta--this is, after all, the first release on Dr. Dre's Aftermath Records, his post-Death Row-era venture--and Eminem (born Marshall Mathers) doesn't really want anyone to follow in his footsteps, which leads to some interesting contradictions on this album. In the first single, "My Name Is", he's self-deprecating, rapping about his poor upbringing and his hairy palms. But on the very next song, "Guilty Conscience", he plays the devil to Dr. Dre's angel--that is, until Eminem brings up an incident from Dre's devilish past, rapping, "You gonna take advice from someone who slapped Dee Barnes?" Later, on "'97 Bonnie & Clyde", he turns Will Smith's "Just the Two of Us" on its ear, making it a tale of murder; but on "My Fault", he actually feels bad--though whether it's for the girl he overdosed or for himself is tough to figure out. With his nasal Midwestern tone, Mathers has a clean, clear flow, and the production--by Dr. Dre, Marky, and Jeff Bass--is crisp but consistently fun. Eminem has some serious skills, and he makes for some great tunes--but the lyrics are as morally reprehensible as they get. --Randy Silver
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Top Customer Reviews
"Rock Bottom"- A solid three verses about depression. Very impressive.
"Role Model"- Sounds like he freestyled these two verses. Really cool("I'm cancerous so when I rap you wouldn't wanna answer this, if you responded back with a battle rap you wrote for Canibus").
"Bad Meets Evil"- Nice verses and beat. Em's then friend Royce Da 5'9' guest raps and together the two rappers take on the world.
"If I Had"- Probably the truest song on the album. Em lets out his anger on this over a depressing beat.
"97 Bonnie & Clyde"- A darkly humorous parody of Will Smith's "Just The Two Of Us". It basically tells the story of Em taking his daughter to drown her mother.
"Still Don't Give A F***"- This song resembles "Criminal" from Eminem's sophmore album. Very cool.
Overall, like I said, the lyrics on this album are some of the best. And for all the present day Eminem haters, Em's got this locked and he's gonna end Zno's wannabe career.
That said, I find it a little surprising that this is the album that launched what became one of the most successful entertainment careers to date. Most of the lyrics are not nearly as clever as those of later CDs, with some exceptions, and the beats are pretty similar throughout. Part of the reason is that Eminem is a great performer and live he brings every song to life.
I rate this CD TWO stars:
My Name Is *
Guilty Conscious *
Both these tunes have clever lyrics and Guilty Conscious, featuring Dr. Dre, is hilarious. If you're an Eminem fan, of course you'll want is as part of your collection.
Ratings: CDs are rated simply by how many good songs are on the album. Great songs get two stars, and good songs get one star. Songs that get no stars are those that I might like but not enough to give it a star or ones I find boring or actively dislike. CDs are not penalized for songs that I don't like because they are easy enough to skip over. There is no maximum number of stars CD can get, but of course the more stars it gets, the better the CD.
As with all reviews, these are my subjective opinions on the album.
Eminem has just as much credit as those rappers, not more or less.
But being a rapper credits someone only so much.
Now, we look at the style. If you seriously enjoyed "The Eminem Show," this may take some getting used to. Back when this album was released, Eminem's world wasn't based on Kim and his mother. It's a little black and white lawless world with violence and drugs. Look at the music video for "Just Don't Give a F***," which you can find at [...]
That's the world in "The Slim Shady LP." Now look at the music video for "Cleaning Out My Closet" or "The Way I Am." Thats the Eminem you might be used to. His voice was different back then too, he sounded very nasally, and high.
Now onto the song ratings (out of ten) (I won't rate skits):
My Name Is: (9.5) Although this song gets old for many people, it doesn't for me. If you get annoyed by songs easily, than view this song as a 7.5
Guilty Concience: (7) No matter now good people say this song is, it gets old for me. Ironic, huh? I just don't like to hear the sound of that girl getting banged over and over again.
Brain Damage: (10) Back then, when no one knew Eminem, this song had some shock value, even with the sarcasm, its hard to tell how real this song is. Great story, I like the rhyming (esp. the "I'm getting you back, bully" part)
If I Had: (9.75) This song may be the song that makes people think Eminem isn't a rapper. That's because this song is more of a poem than a rap. It's touching in a funny way, talking about his woes.
'97 Bonnie and Clyde: (8 in this album, 9.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
This is the classic Slim Shady which expired after "The Marshall Mathers LP".
Actually, you can look at this as the founding father of the Slim Shady persona,... Read more
Not much difference between the vinyl and CD quality still a great album.Published 12 months ago by ben
Ha, classic Slim Shady, you got to love him. Some of his older work is the best. Ken Kaniff, YOU ROCK!Published on Oct. 31 2012 by Bruiser
This guy is a musical genious! Vulgur, carefree, and funny! Do not let your children listen to this as the themes are very mature. One of his best for sure!Published on Aug. 14 2012 by RookieRecurve
Eminems second album. This cd is great and is one of his bests. This cd shows us all who slim shady is.Published on July 16 2010 by Daniel
The slim shady lp is okay,I like the Marshall Mathers lp (cd)better you see, the only songs i listen to on the slim shady lp are Role model, My fault, and bad meets evil the cd is... Read morePublished on April 10 2005 by ,Jeremy