Eminem Announces 15th Anniversary Edition Of 'The Eminem Show'

Eminem has proved himself to be stand-up guy over the past week.

The American rapper has thrown his weight behind raising money for the victims of the Manchester attack. He shared the JustGiving link, in support of the British Red Cross, to his 20 million followers on Twitter, and it was retweeted more than 8,500 times and liked by in excess of 20,500 users.

The appeal is aiming to raise £2m for the families and victims of the bomb last week which killed 22 people and injured more than 100.

Now, the rapper has some news of his own. Guess who's back (back again) ...?

Eminem is going to be launching an anniversary edition of The Eminem Show - which was released 15 years ago.

Last year, to celebrate 16 years of the Marshall Mathers (his real name) LP, he sold bricks from his childhood home. But now we get to celebrate his 'Slim Shady' character all over again.

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Yesterday, the rapper revealed the inspiration behind his effort from 2002 on Instagram.

In a handwritten note, which also featured the credits for The Eminem Show, the 8 Mile star unveiled the inspiration behind his fourth studio album.

He claimed that The Truman Show - the 1998 film featuring Jim Carrey about a man whose entire life is caught on camera - was the spark for his idea.

Mathers wrote: "The concept for The Eminem Show was inspired by The Truman Show because my life felt like it was becoming a circus at the time and I felt like I was always being watched.

"Basically, Jim Carrey wrote my album."

The album, although we're sure fans won't need reminding, featured singles including Sing For The Moment, Superman, Till I Collapse, Without Me, and Cleaning Out my Closet.

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Eventually, it went diamond - meaning it sold more than 10,000,000 copies. TEN MILLION!

The 'anniversary capsule' that is being released as part of the birthday will feature a cassette reissue of the album (feeling old yet?), and he's also selling shirts and autographed posters that feature annotated liner notes.

For those who want more of Eminem, the artist is performing as a headliner at this year's Reading and Leeds Festival in August.

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