Eminem Celebrates 15th Anniversary Of ‘The Eminem Show’ Album As He Reveals Jim Carrey Was His Biggest Inspiration

It’s been 15 years since the release of Eminem‘s much-loved album ‘The Eminem Show’.

To mark the occasion, the American rapper is going old school and bringing out a cassette reissue of the 2002 hit.

He is also selling T-shirts, signed posters and annotated liner notes as part of the celebration.


Posting a sneak peak of the anniversary collection on Instagram, the 44-year old artist bizarrely revealed that Jim Carrey’s film The Truman Show was a huge influence in the making of his third album.

The note reads,

“The concept [for] The Eminem Show was inspired by ‘The Truman Show’ because my life felt like it was becoming a circus around that time.

It continues,

“I felt like I was always being watched. Basically, Jim Carrey wrote my album.”

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In the 1998 movie, Carrey takes on the role of Truman Burbank.

Truman is a man who unknowingly lives inside a TV show with his life being played out to millions of viewers around the world.

The Eminem Show is one of the most successful albums ever, reaching number one in 19 countries.

Some of his best singles came out of the album too, including ‘Cleanin’ out my Closet’ and ‘Superman’.

While the legendary rapper has kept quiet over recent years, his latest release came in October of last year.

He released the eight-minute track ‘Campaign Speech’, making references to the likes of Trump and Robin Thicke.

Since the cassette reissue was released, fans have been going crazy on Twitter.

One even calls it “his best work to date”.

While another Eminem lover explains The Eminem Show is “still my favourite album.”

Others are loving that the music icon used Carrey’s movie for inspiration.


And it seems the Detroit-born star likes to celebrate the anniversary of a lot of his work.

Last year he sold bricks from his childhood home to mark the 16th anniversary of The Marshall Mathers LP.