Fifteen years after its release, Eminem’s
fourth studio album, The Eminem Show
, is still fodder for discussion. In fact, the mastermind behind the Diamond-selling project is apparently still peeling back layers from the proverbial onion. The 15-time Grammy Award-winning MC took to Instagram on Tuesday (May 30) to reveal the LP was inspired by the 1998 Jim Carrey film, The Truman Show.
“The concept 4 the Eminem show was inspired by ‘The Truman Show’ because my life felt like it was becoming a circus around that time,” Shady wrote. “I felt like I was always being watched. Basically, Jim Carrey wrote my album.”
The post coincides with the 15th anniversary
of The Eminem Show
, which was released on May 26, 2002, and the subsequent anniversary edition of the album, The Eminem Show: Anniversary Capsule.
Early access to the project launches later Tuesday night. Sign up here
and check out the post above.