Can you believe it’s been 15 years since the hit record The Eminem Show was released by Detroit rapper Eminem? As per a special release, Eminem has issued a 15th Anniversary Edition for The Eminem Show that was released on May 30, 2017.
In an Instagram post, the rapper wrote a note about what inspired him to write one of his biggest albums of his career. “THE CONCEPT 4 THE EMINEM SHOW WAS INSPIRED BY “THE TRUMAN SHOW” BECAUSE MY LIFE FELT LIKE IT WAS BECOMING A CIRCUS AROUND THAT TIME & I FELT LIKE I WAS ALWAYS BEING WATCHED. BASICALLY, JIM CARREY WROTE MY ALBUM.”
The Eminem Show spawned major hits including Sing For The Moment, Cleanin’ Out My Closet, Superman, Hailie’s Song, ‘Till I Collapse and Soldier among others. The album was the second to go diamond, after the rapper’s debut The Marshall Mathers LP in 2000.
And in related news, Eminem helped raise over $2 million for the victims of the Manchester Arena attack. The money collected through open donations will be given to the families of the victims to help them deal with the aftermath of the terrorist attack. 22 people were killed after a suicide bomber detonated homemade explosives shortly after an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena on May 22.
Eminem has been missing from the scene for a while now. However, he’s making a re-appearance as a headliner for the Reading and Leeds Festival out in August. A number of local and international artists are set to hit the stage at the massive music and culture festival, including Muse, Liam Gallagher, Major Lazer, KoRn, The Pretty Reckless, Kasabian, PVRIS, Halsey, Marshmello, Breaking Benjamin, among others. The Reading and Leeds Festival 2017 is scheduled to take place over the 25-27 August weekend.