Eminem, The Slim Shady LP (1999)
Label: Aftermath, Interscope, Web
Many of us didn't know much about this blonde hair, blue-eyed rapper from Detroit. All we knew was he had Dr. Dre's blessing, possessed a don't-give-a-fuck attitude, and could tear up a microphone. The Slim Shady LP resonates years after its release because Shady's clever lyrics were so unapologetic, yet masterfully put together. And skits like “Ken Kaniff” were just too hilarious. Simply put: This is Em at his finest.