Eminem has announced that he will be hosting an online listening party for his third studio album, The Marshall Mathers LP this week.
The album, which features the singles ‘The Real Slim Shady’, ‘Stan’, ‘The Way I Am’, and ‘Bitch Please II’, is celebrating its 20th anniversary.
Sharing the news on social media, the rapper’s listening party will take place on Wednesday (May 27) live on Spotify. The time is still to be determined. According to Eminem’s official website, fans can join a live chat and listen to the album while the Detroit rapper answers questions from those online.
#MMLP20 “I used to give a fuck / now I could give a fuck less” Stan drop, Listening Party and I got a new number ☎️ – hit the site for more info on the 20th Anniversary of The Marshall Mathers LP – https://t.co/7gCFWIUuDn pic.twitter.com/jPBFP2WacE
— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) May 23, 2020
Released on 23 May 2000 via Aftermath and Interscope Records, The Marshall Mathers LP was produced by Dr. Dre, F.B.T., Mel-Man, The 45 King, and Eminem himself. It sold 1.78 million copies in its first week in the US, making it the fastest-selling album of all-time in the US before it was dethroned in 2015 by Adele’s ’25’. Landing at Number One on the Billboard 200 and staying there for eight weeks, it has since sold over 35 million copies worldwide.
Recorded over a two-month period in several studios around Detroit, the album features more introspective lyricism, including Eminem’s thoughts on his rise from rags to riches, the criticism of his music, and his estrangement from his family and wife. Built on transgressive content, the album incorporates horrorcore and hardcore hip hop, while also featuring satirical songs. The album features appearances from Dido, RBX, Sticky Fingaz, Bizarre, Snoop Dogg, Xzibit, Nate Dogg and D12.
Earlier this week, Fat Joe revealed that Eminem sent him around 30 variations of his verse for the remix of Terror Squad’s ‘Lean Back’. Released in 2005, the song saw Fat Joe – real name Joseph Cartagena – enlist the help of Eminem, Lil Jon and Ma$e for the remix of the widely popular track.