A 24-year old blonde MC from Detroit? Unapologetic paeans to drugs and violence? The task before Eminem
seemed illogical, but he turned trials into trophies a year later. Complaints about Em's "destructive" lyrical content failed to stifle the album's success--The Slim Shady LP
went on to sell over five million copies.
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