The Slim Shady LP is the second studio album by American rapper Eminem and his major label debut. It was released on February 23, 1999 under Web Records and Dr. Dre's Aftermath Entertainment. Recorded in Ferndale, Michigan following Eminem's recruitment by Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, the album features production from Dr. Dre, the Bass Brothers, and Eminem himself. The majority of the record's lyrical content is written from the perspective of the rapper's alter ego Slim Shady, whom the rapper created on The Slim Shady EP (1997). The lyrics are noted for their over-the-top depictions of violence and heavy use of profanity.This record had managed to be met with both critical and commercial success, going on to be certified quadruple-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America and was ranked number 273 on the Rolling Stone magazine list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All-Time.