Released: 22nd May 2000.
I got his new "Marshall Mathers LP" yesterday, and it's incredible. If you liked his last album, prepare to like this one even more! It's more of the same disgusting, sick jokes, intentionally-shocking lyrics, great production, inventive styles and some of the best guest-stars an album could hope for - Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg and Dido being a few... 'Dido?' I hear you ask - well, some of you will recognise her as being the excellent British singer who sings the theme to Roswell on Sky One.
Yep, in probably the first hiphop/folk mix ever, Eminem's taken a sample and a chord pattern from Dido's song 'Thank You' for his crazed-fan ballad 'Stan' - which is probably the best song on the album. Other standout tracks are the new single "Real Slim Shady" (best video of the year?), "Amityville", "Criminal" "Under The Influence" and "Drug Ballad".
Eminem's found a great niche in the market for mixing his hiphop style with an irresistable style of rapping and rhyming, and a sound that could make even the most die-hard pop fan dance along. This is out in England on Monday and, if you're at all a fan of hiphop, buy it!