Controversial Album Covers V (Pt. 22)

Year: 1999

Eminem: The Slim Shady LP

The Problem: This is Eminem’s first major label album released on February 23, 1999, but then it was noticed that the cover artwork depicted Eminem’s ex-wife Kim’s dead body sitting in the trunk of Eminem’s car, parked at a dock at night time, where he and his daughter, Hailie Jade are by the peers of the dock. This refers to the song, “Stan” on his next album The Marshall Mathers LP. The cover was replaced with the back cover image on the special edition.

My Take: Actually, I think this cover is in reference to his song, “’97 Bonnie and Clyde” on the album. It’s just interesting to look at this cover now and realize that this the same guy that let go of his “Slim Shady” persona and apologized to his mother. He’s come a long way.


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