10 Perfect Non-Single Tracks By Eminem

8. Marshall Mathers: The Marshall Mathers LP (2000)

The Marshall Mathers LP was met with just as much controversy as The Slim Shady LP (1999). Eminem's lyrics were criticised for their offensive content, with accusations of homophobia, misogyny and glorification of violence. News presenters and politicians were voicing their concern, and Em was even facing a potential ban from entering Canada. He was no longer the underdog of the underground hip hop scene, he was becoming a significant figure in American pop culture.

But the new found fame and attention didn't seem to jive with Em. It's fair to say he found success confusing; he came from an impoverished home with an abusive mother, and all of a sudden he had hordes of obsessive fans, buckets of cash and a plethora of critics.

This track hears Em stripping away his various personas by using his birth name. He reels of a list of concerns, detailing his own paranoia about being thrust into the spotlight, and finding fault with family members popping back into his life, post-fame. This track brilliantly expresses his disorientating transition from unknown-underground rapper to international superstar.

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