Fifteen years ago today, Eminem kicked down the doors of hip hop with his first major label release, The Slim Shady LP. It immediately changed the game and ushered in the beginning of his dark, twisted legacy. Appropriately, stans and otherwise took to Twitter to commemorate the milestone. Users of the social network debated whether the album deserves the praise it receives, but there's one thing we can all agree on: Damn, this makes us feel super old.
Eminem's Slim Shady LP turns 15 today. Still not a classic. So it goes.— Craig Jenkins (@CraigSJ) February 23, 2014
wtf its been 15 years since the slim shady lp wtf what— blathnaid (@DlRTYDOZEN) February 22, 2014
15 year anniversary of slim shady lp, classic album, shame it took him 14 to sell out completely— Henry Young (@henry_young1) February 23, 2014
Happy 15th birthday to The Slim Shady LP! Eminem's ability to twist words in songs like "Bad Meets Evil" has always amazed ya boi.— JoeChre (@joeuvalltrades) February 23, 2014
15 years ago the Slim Shady LP was released, 15 yrs ago Em "jumped into the public eye & squirted lemon juice" & showed what a genius he is— AC (@AracelyC24) February 23, 2014
The Slim Shady LP dropped 15 years ago. I personally have only limitedly fucked with it, but I respect what it's done for rap as a whole.— Jacob Shea (@JacobSheezus) February 23, 2014
Today in 1999, Eminem released The Slim Shady LP. Eminem played a major part in making the record, but don’t forget about Dre.— Absolute Radio 90s (@AbsoluteRadio90) February 23, 2014