Eminem has something up his sleeve.
On Twitter, Em revealed that he will be holding a listening party for his The Marshall Mathers LP album turning 20 years old on Wednesday (May 27). “#MMLP20 ‘I used to give a f—k / now I could give a f—k less’ Stan drop, Listening Party and I got a new number - hit the site for more info on the 20th Anniversary of ‘The Marshall Mathers LP,’” he wrote.
On the site, fans were instructed to text Em’s new number where they will get first access to “MMLP20 music and anniversary collections later this year” and will receive a limited “Stan” varsity hoodie, which drops next week.
More recently, photographer Jonathan Mannion, who shot Eminem’s album cover, spoke to Billboard about the importance of the LP’s anniversary. “It’s really hard to put into words how important this album is for the world, for Eminem (and) for me. There’s an endless amount of stories. We shot in Amsterdam and Detroit. Originally, this album was meant to be called Amsterdam. I was like, ‘We have to go to Amsterdam. We have to all get on a plane and go there. That’s the only way we’re doing this album.’ He happened to be performing out there and said, ‘This is going to sync up perfectly,’” he explained.
Like Mannion, Fat Joe also spoke about Eminem’s work ethic while remembering their collaborative hit “Lean Back (Remix).”
“Eminem’s the only guy who sent me the ‘Lean Back (Remix)’ — he sent me that same verse 30 times,” Joe said during a recent virtual interview. “Saying it with a different tone, a lighter tone. He wouldn’t make up his mind—30 different takes and verses! The same verse! Different flows, different highs, lows. I don’t know what to tell you, this guy is such a perfectionist.”