Today marks the anniversary of the release of “The Eminem Show.” Twenty years ago, on May 25th, 2022, Eminem dropped one of his most iconic albums in the hip-hop world.
To celebrate the anniversary, Eminem dropped an expanded version of “The Eminem Show.” He tweeted lyrics from his popular hit “Till I Collapse” and some classic tour footage when announcing the new expanded version.
The new extended version added 18 tracks, including some live performances dating back to 1999. It also includes an unreleased song from “Marshall Mathers LP” called “Jimmy, Brian, and Mike.” In addition, Slim Shaddy added in the Ja Rule mixtape diss. Another stand-out song added is “Bump Heads,” featuring 50 Cent and some of 50 Cents rappers Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo.
The famous 50 Cent beef spiraled throughout most of the 2000s and involved people like Fat Joe, Jadakiss, and Busta Rhymes. However, they kept the feud low-key and moved on at the end of the day.
Here are some statistics on how well “The Eminem Show” did. It was released in June 2002 while Eminem was the most famous rapper on the planet. The album won a grammy and was the 2nd best-selling album in the 21st century. Adele’s “21,” which had 27 million records sold, the only album that topped it.