Eminem, credited as Slim Shady, and Dr. Dre served as executive producers, while production for individual tracks comes from a variety of musicians. Following the polarizing reception of his previous album, Revival , music journalists debated over whether the rapper's relevance and ability were waning. In response to the criticism, Eminem released a remix of the song " Chloraseptic " in January with 2 Chainz and Phresher.
His latest album is a good way to continue that trend. It could be his worst LP since the last time they impeached a president. Making powerful political statements is not how Marshall Mathers became Eminem. And he became rich and famous by clowning on anyone else who took themselves seriously.
Credited with popularizing hip hop in Middle America, Eminem's global success and acclaimed works are widely regarded as having broken racial barriers for the acceptance of white rappers in popular music. While much of his transgressive work during the early s made him hugely controversial, he came to be a representation of popular angst and the American underclass. He has been influential for many artists of various genres and is often cited as one of the greatest rappers of all time. After the release of his next album, Encore , Eminem went on hiatus in partly due to a prescription drug addiction. He returned to the music industry four years later with the release of Relapse , and Recovery was released the following year. Recovery was the best-selling album worldwide of , making it Eminem's second album, after The Eminem Show in , to be the best-selling album of the year worldwide. Sign in or Register.
Darren Stewart, who performs under the name Zee the Dungeonous, believes the Detroit hip hop star also copied the release date and title for the new Music to Be Murdered By album from his release. The Dundee rapper said his suspicions were heightened after Eminem — real name Marshall Mathers — unveiled his new record on January 17, exactly five years to the day after Mr Stewart released his single. Mr Stewart and Mr Bain both have links to Eminem through D12, a hip hop group formed in the late s by up-and-coming Detroit artists, including Mathers and his alias Slim Shady. Mr Stewart, who is originally from Pitlochry, worked with group member Bizarre after meeting the collective at a gig in Glasgow in Mr Bain and collaborator Billy Boyd, who met at college in Dundee, were signed to Sony records, played on a UK tour with Eminem and appeared with D12 after pretending they were from a small town in California to gain credibility. Then the very same release date, while it could be another coincidence, freaked me out a little. Eminem put out his eleventh studio album on Friday with no prior announcement and has received a positive response from fans. However, the track Unaccommodating has been criticised for referencing the Manchester Arena bombing. Sign up for our daily newsletter of the top stories in Courier country. Thank you for signing up to The Courier daily newsletter.