The LVI Superbowl Halftime Show will include some huge hip-hop artists, such as Eminem and his twin Slim Shady, but what does the name imply?
With Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar, and Dr. Dre scheduled to perform at the Superbowl LVI Halftime Show, the crowd will undoubtedly go wild. On January 20th 2022, a trailer was released by the film’s hype has only increased in recent days. We’re taken back to the 1990s and 2000s by the likes of Jay-Z, Nas, Eminem, Lil Wayne, Biggie Smalls, Tupac Shakur and others.
The trailer’s epic edition introduces the artists with their most famous song, and obviously Eminem made an appearance with Rap God. Fans were split between seeing two versions of himself when his doppelganger Slim Shady appeared on-screen, but what exactly does the name imply?
Slim Shady EP
Let’s clarify so there’s no doubt about it. Eminem is a rapper known as Slim Shady, to some extent.
Although he has several names, his alter ego, Slim Shady, is undoubtedly the most popular. Eminem was a violent persona that allowed him to freely rampage and rap about darker themes, which he first exhibited in 1997 with his debut EP, Slim Shady EP.
The lyrics include themes such as violence and drugs, to the extent that the rapper issued a Public Service Announcement at the start of his first song.
“This is a public service announcement brought to you in part by Slim Shady. The views and events expressed here are totally f*, and are not necessarily the views of anyone.However, the events and ideas that appear on this album should not be taken lightly, Shady is not to blame for your behavior.
What’s the meaning of Slim Shady?
The name, according to Capital XTRA, was conceived while Eminem was sitting on the throne whilst he frequently found inspiration in the restroom.
Eminem’s childhood was very poor, and he frequently used lyrics to describe his life growing up in the inner city of Detroit – he relocated from one state to another multiple times and is credited with having attended 30 schools before dropping out of ninth grade. Listen to the song Rock Bottom, which tells the tale of his childhood.
Meanwhile, Shady’s fans and Urban Dictionary claim that he was influenced by his more malicious thoughts. He explained to MTV that Slim Shady is a “dark, evil, creatively sick part of me.”