Rolling Stone Places 2 Eminem Albums on “500 Greatest Albums of All Time” List

Two Eminem Albums, “The Marshall Mathers LP” & “The Slim Shady LP” are included in Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list.

Who has the most albums on Rolling Stone top 500? Is Eminem on Rolling Stones Top 500 albums? Well, you have to read the article to know: 17 years after making it in 2003, Rolling Stone has updated their 500 Greatest albums of all-time list. The list features only two Eminem albums, “The Marshall Mathers LP” on number 145 and “The Slim Shady LP” on 352, which shows their ignorance of Hip-Hop albums.

Tupac’s only album on the list, “All Eyez On Me“, ranked number 436. According to Rolling Stone, Drake’s 2011 album “Take Care” album is better than anything Eminem & Tupac has ever made as it’s ranked on 95. Even Kanye West’s three projects ranked higher than Eminem albums.

Dr. Dre’s “The Chronic” features in the Top 50 as it’s ranked #37. Nas’ “Illmatic“, which is considered the greatest Hip-Hop Album of all time, is placed on number 44.

Eminem, ‘The Slim Shady LP,’ 352.
Interscope Records, 1999
On which Eminem introduced himself as a “class-clown freshman/Dressed like Les Nessman,” a crazy white geek. Em’s brain-damaged rhymes on this Dr. Dre-produced album garnered him recognition, riches, celebrity, and a lawsuit from his mother, among other things. While he believed that God placed him here to piss off the world, his most appealing characteristic was that he saved his most venomous lyrics for the worst villain in his messed-up life: himself.

‘The Marshall Mathers LP’, Eminem, 145
Interscope Records, 2000.
Chris Rock remarked that, in this insane world, “the best rapper is a white guy,” referring to Eminem. On his major-label debut, he was accused of corrupting the nation’s youth by encouraging sexism and to say he doubled back on harmful notions merely exaggerates his joyous determination to earning further denunciations. Eminem’s albums “The Real Slim Shady” and “Bitch Please II” elevated him from a witty shock rapper to the voice of a generation. And in “Stan,” he coined a term and a meme to define today’s obsessive fandom.

Also Dr. Dre’s “The Chronic” featured in the list
When George Clinton first heard hip-hop musicians fusing old songs with contemporary sounds, he wasn’t disappointed. Dr. Dre then converted samples of Clinton’s P-Funk sides into G-Funk, which Dr. Funkenstein approved of, calling funk “the DNA of hip-hop and rap.” Dre had already popularised gangster rap with his previous group, N.W.A, but on The Chronic, he jazzed up the lyrics with a silky bass-heavy production approach and the laid-back delivery of then-unknown rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg. There was no getting out of the way as Dre and Snoop dropped “Nuthin’ But a ‘G’ Thang.

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