On Thursday, Eminem dropped a 20th anniversary edition of his 2002 album The Eminem Show, which features Ja Rule diss track, “Bump Heads.”
20 years later, Eminem is back with more of The Eminem Show. The rapper dropped a deluxe 20th anniversary edition of his 2002 album, just weeks after being declared a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee.
The album’s expanded edition features 38 tracks in total, including instrumentals, live performances from 1999 and unreleased track “Jimmy, Brian And Mike” from his 2000 Marshall Mathers LP. The Eminem Show won Best Rap Album during the 2003 Grammy Awards, also debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with 1.3 million copies sold in its first week.
— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) May 26, 2022
The album also features Ja Rule diss track “Bump Heads” with G-Unit members 50 Cent, Tony Yayo and Lloyd Banks.
“But this m*********** Ja must have lost his mind,” Em raps. “That X, got him thinkin’ he was DMX/Then he switched to Pac, now he’s tryna be him next/So which one are you? X, Luther, Pac or Michael?/Just keep singin’ the same song, recycled.”
Em recently teamed up with Dr. Dre and Cee-Lo Green on “The King And I,” which will appear on the upcoming Elvis soundtrack. Earlier this month, Em was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility, as his his debut album Infinite released in 1996. Last year, Em performed “Rock the Bells” with LL Cool J at the 2021 induction ceremony and in 2009, he gave a speech inducting Run-DMC into the Rock Hall.
Holding up a mirror to American society, #RockHall2022 Inductee @Eminem exposes our darkest corners. Watch who Marshall Mathers took influence from, and learn more about the artists he impacted in this class' first Influence & Legacy clip. pic.twitter.com/jIo1EyDkAj
— Rock Hall (@rockhall) May 25, 2022
Check out The Eminem Show (Expanded Edition) below.