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2013 saw Eminem make his big comeback with 'The Marshall Mathers LP 2', the follow-on of sorts to his seminal 2000 album of the same name. Rather than just recap the rapper's year in 2013, we thought we'd put him up against his 2000 self.
The 41-year-old rapper used a grainy black and white image of the house that he grew up in in Detroit on the first instalment of 'The Marshall Mathers LP'
The artwork for LP 2 was of the same house that he grew up in. Eminem shared the cover on his Instagram, posting: 'Welcome home... For the last time. #MMLP2 out now!' Picture: Eminem Twitter
He lost out on a nomination to Drake, Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. Picture: Getty
It's said the Eminem had 20-hour long recording sessions to get the album sounding right.
Rap God, for instance, had been in the making for two years prior to its release. Em said inspiration for his other tracks came from the '2000 period'.
He often referenced his rise to fame, and touched on personal relationships such as with his mum and his on/off relationship with Kim.
In particular, the video for 'The Monster' heavily focuses on Eminem's life as it shows clips of his most well known past videos.
Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg, Xzbit, Nate Dogg and more also featured on his hit album that year.
His album featured less collaborations, but Skylar Grey, Kendrick Lamar and Nate Ruess made appearances.
Most notably he was criticised for some homophobic lyrics in 'Rap God,' although he insists they are 'tongue-in-cheek'. Picture: Getty