Today in Hip Hop History | Eminem Released His 4th Album 'The Eminem Show'

May 26, 2022

By We Love The 90s - Urban Music

20 years ago, Eminem welcomed us to the real world of Marshall Mathers with his fourth studio album, The Eminem Show. The hip-hop with rap-rock flavor album was released on May 26, 2002, through Eminem's Shady Records imprint and Dr. Dre's Aftermath Entertainment.

Supported by signature hits like Without MeCleanin' Out My ClosetSing for the Moment, and Superman, the most anticipated album of 2002 debuted atop and spent five weeks on the Billboard 200 chart. Not only did it cement Eminem's place in the rap game for releasing three back-to-back classic records, but it also solidified his work as a producer.

Eminem has released a deluxe edition of his 2002 album The Eminem Show, commemorating its 20th anniversary. It includes previously unreleased songs—“Stimulate,” “The Conspiracy Freestyle,” “Bump Heads,” and “Jimmy, Brian and Mike”—as well as instrumental tracks and live songs. Listen to The Eminem Show (Expanded Edition) below.

Since surprise releasing Music to Be Murdered By in early 2020, Eminem has collaborated on new material with Big Sean, Nas, Dr. Dre, Kid Cudi, Jessie Reyez, and Cordae. Earlier this year, he joined Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, 50 Cent, and Kendrick Lamar at the Super Bowl halftime show and was more recently named to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s class of 2022. 

Listen to the classic's expanded edition down below.

The album is available for purchase on Apple Music