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After slashing his woman's throat, the rapper takes his baby girl to dump mom's body in the ocean on "97 Bonnie &Clyde"("Where's momma?/ She's taking a little nap in the trunk/Oh, that smell?/Daddy must've run over a skunk"). A coked-up man brutally rapes a woman on "As the World Turns." Sexual savagery is also the focus of "My Name Is"(MTV's top-ranked video), on which the artist asks, "Hi, kids, do you like violence?" and talks of raping lesbians, carving up actress Pamela Lee, cutting his dad's throat and "f--[ing] anything that walks." He claims to have ripped out Hilary Clinton's tonsils and strangled someone before breaking their legs ("Role Model"), hit his mother over the head with a shovel ("Lounge") and slit someone's throat "worse than Ron Goldman" ("Just Don't Give a F--"). Other cuts boast of oral sex, casual sex with HIV-infected women, suicide attempts, robbery, murdering an unfaithful partner and raping a 15-year-old girl at a rave party. Obscenities and references to drug use (smoking dope, taking pills, shooting up) abound. One of the most diseased discs ever.

Summary Advisory

Born Marshall Mathers, this white rapper from Detroit muses, "I guess I'm just a sick, sick bastard one sandwich short of a picnic basket" ("Cum on Everybody"). Wrong. He's short two sandwiches, chips, a thermos, plastic-ware-and the basket. Avoid The Slim Shady LP at all costs.

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This vile collection debuted at 2 on the pop chart and has sold over a million copies.

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