Today In Hip-Hop: Eminem Releases ‘Encore’

On this day, November 12th, in hip-hop history... 2004: Ten years ago from today, Eminem—an already establish superstar after releasing The Slim Shady LP (1999), The Marshall Mathers LP (2000) and The Eminem Show (2002)—dropped his fifth studio album Encore. Which is also the same day he released his debut album Infinite. Em continued to strengthen his hold on not just hip-hop but on pop culture. After being leaked early, Encore would still go on to sell 710,000 copies in it's first three days and go platinum with two weeks. Eventually the album sold over five million copies in the U.S. and over 10 million copies ...

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