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Eminem Announces ‘The Death of Slim Shady’ for This Summer: Here’s What Fans Are Saying

The world was first introduced to Slim Shady with Em’s pre-Aftermath release Slim Shady EP in 1997. Two years later, of course, Em become a global superstar with the culture-shocking rollout of his major label debut The Slim Shady LP, which featured the inescapable breakout hit “My Name Is” and an in-depth deepening of the Slim character’s lore.

Over the years, Em and Slim have engaged in public battles within the universe of Marshall Mathers’ lyrics. The 2009 track “My Darling,” as quoted at the top of this article, depicted Em and Slim as being deeply at odds in a conversational format. The takeaway sentiment from that track, and one that’s received renewed attention following Thursday’s new album announcement, is that Slim Shady is unkillable, as perhaps proven by Em’s prior efforts to kill off the character. It seems the persistence of this “spirit” has—at least until now, potentially—rendered Em’s efforts futile.

At any rate, The Death of Slim Shady will mark Em’s first new album since 2020’s Music to Be Murdered By. Below, get a look at how fans have been taking the news.

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