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"My Name Is" by Eminem "My Name Is" is a song by Eminem released in 1999. It is the debut single overall from his major label debut album, The Slim Shady LP. The song was ranked at #26 on "VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of the 90's". "My Name Is" also was ranked #6 on Q Magazine's "1001 Best Songs Ever". Debuting on January 21, 1999, the My Name Is music video eventually reached the #1 position on MTV's Total Request Live (TRL), making Eminem the first rapper to reach the top spot.
Producer Dr. Dre wanted to use a sample of Labi Siffre's "I Got The ..." for the rhythm track; as revealed in the sleeve notes of the re-mastered CD of the source album, Remember My Song, Siffre, who is openly gay, stated, "attacking two of the usual scapegoats, women and gays, is lazy writing. If you want to do battle, attack the aggressors not the victims." Eminem made lyric changes and Siffre cleared the sample.
During the time the song was released, Eminem and Insane Clown Posse were having a "rap feud". After the release of this song, Insane Clown Posse parodied this song with a song called "Slim Anus".
Before the Slim Shady LP was released, an uncensored version was available on the Internet. The original lyrics on the dirty version of the song were: "Extra-terrestrial, killing pedestrians, raping lesbians while they're screaming Lets Just Be Friends." The version on the CD was changed to "Extra-terrestrial, running over pedestrians, in a space ship, while they're screaming at me Lets Just be Friends."
There's also a line that was changed from "My English teacher wanted to have sex in junior high, the only problem was, my English teacher was a guy" to "My English Teacher wanted to flunk me in Jr high. Thanks a lot, next semester I'll be 35." -Wiki
Eminem "Guilty Conscience" is a song by rap artist Eminem featuring his mentor, Dr. Dre. It was released as the third and final single from his 1999 album, The Slim Shady LP.
"Guilty Conscience" features a duel between the two rappers playing the roles of good and evil in someone's head in the manner of a medieval morality play, i.e., the angel and devil on a person's shoulders competing for possession of the person's soul. Dr. Dre is the angel; Slim Shady is the devil.- Wiki