In Hip Hop History Today “Eminem released The Marshall Mathers LP” May 23, 2000
The Marshall Mathers LP is the third studio album by rapper Eminem. It was released on May 23, 2000. The album was produced mostly by Dr. Dre and Eminem, along with The 45 King, Bass Brothers, and Mel-Man. Released a year after Eminem’s breakout album The Slim Shady LP, the record features more introspective lyricism including the rapper’s response to his sudden rise to fame and controversy surrounding his lyrics. The album sold more than 1.76 million copies in the US in the first week alone, becoming the fastest-selling studio album by any solo artist in American music history. In 2001, the album won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album and was nominated for Album of the Year. The album was certified diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America in 2011 for shipping 10 million copies in the United States. By 2012, the album had sold 11,000,000 copies in the United States and more than 32 million copies worldwide. Listen to The Marshall Mathers LP above.