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Jake Bass celebrates 25-year anniversary of Eminem’s “SSLP” with an iconic picture




To celebrate 25 years anniversary of Eminem‘s major label debut album The Slim Shady LP, producer, composer and music engineer, Jake Bass, who is also a son of legendary Jeff Bass from Bass Brothers, dedicated a post to Slim Shady on social media.

Jake Bass shared a picture of Eminem’s “The Slim Shady LP” and “My Name Is” covers displayed on huge billboard which he took in California. In the caption, he wrote: “25 YEARS!!! February 23rd, 1999 was the release of The Slim Shady LP by @eminem and the day I took this photo in Cali!!! It was the craziest feeling seeing the WEB logo on a billboard in Hollywood!!! No one knew what would end up happening, but a week later, after charting at Number 2, our world and THE world was changed forever.”

The Slim Shady LP debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, just below TLC’s FanMail album, and No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. It was a critical and commercial success, with critics praising Eminem for his unique lyrical style, dark humor lyrics, and unusual personality. The first single, “My Name Is”, became Eminem’s first entry on the Billboard Hot 100. The album won Best Rap Album at the 2000 Grammy Awards, while “My Name Is” won Best Rap Solo Performance. In 2000, The Slim Shady LP was certified quadruple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). It is often mentioned in lists of the greatest albums of all time.

Jake Bass officially joined the “family business” working for FBT Productions in 2004, the caliber of which artists like Eminem and other fine artists made their very beginnings or early successes.

In November 2016, Jake and F.B.T. Productions co-produced and performed the instrumentation on the 20th anniversary remix of Eminem’s 1996 debut single “Infinite”, and produced the mini-documentary Partners In Rhyme: The True Story of InfiniteThe single, available for the first time digitally, entered Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales chart at No. 9 with 28,000 downloads sold in its first week. The remix also entered the Digital Song Sales chart at No. 21, the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart at No. 37, the Spotify Viral 50 chart at No. 47 and The Hot 100 at No. 97.

In December of 2023, Jake became a touring member of D12, playing guitar with them internationally, opening for Ice Cube, Cypress Hill and De La Soul under the name “Dirty Jake.”


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