Eminem recorded parts of his 1999 sophomore album ‘The Slim Shady LP' while on ecstasy.
Back in 1999, the same year ‘The Slim Shady LP' released, Rolling Stone profiled Eminem and he admitted to recording parts of ‘The Slim Shady LP' while on ecstasy. Eminem was really into drugs back in 1999.
From the April 29, 1999 issue of Rolling Stone: “A minute later there's a knock on the window and one of Royce's posse gives Em the first of the three hits of ecstasy he will consume over the course of the night. Down it goes in a swallow of ginger ale as the car zooms off toward Staten Island.'”
Eminem told Rolling Stone that two of the songs off The Slim Shady LP were made while he was on ecstasy. According to Eminem he would be in the studio with Dr. Dre for days, high on drugs and listening to the music they made after.
Eminem released The Slim Shady LP on February 23, 1999. The album sold 283,000 copies first week and peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 charts.
Eminem has been sober for 12 years now.