Record Store Day falls on April 18 this year and Eminem is ready for it. On Thursday (March 5), the Hip Hop giant fired off a tweet announcing “exclusive wax” for the annual event was on its way.
“Exclusive wax for @recordstoreday 4/18 – Hi My Name Is / Bad Guys Always Die ft @drdre 7,” he captioned the tweet. “http://recordstoreday.com for details.”
— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) March 5, 2020
The Slim Shady LP album opener earned Em his first Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance at the 42nd Grammy Awards in 2000. Unsurprisingly, the song wasn’t without controversy.
Shortly after the track’s release, Em’s mother Debbie Mathers filed a $10 million slander lawsuit against her son for suggesting she does drugs with the line, “99 percent of my life I was lied to/I just found out my mom does more dope than I do.”
The lawsuit was settled for $25,000 in 2001, but Mathers only received $1,600 of the settlement after Judge Mark Switalski ruled $23,354.25 of it should go to her former attorney. Shady later referenced the suit in the 2002 song “Without Me” with the lyrics, “I just settled all my lawsuits/Fuck you, Debbie.”
Revisit the “My Name Is” video below.