Eminem is one of those rappers who is famous among his Fans for his storytelling. When I’m Gone, Space Bound, Kim, Mocking Bird are some of his songs that can make the listener feel all the emotions that the rapper is trying to portray. Stan received a new certification from the UK industry and it only adds to Slim Shady’s achievements.
There are millions of fans of Eminem but only a few are “literally” crazy about him. Eminem encountered such crazy fan in the verses of his hit song Stan. That Grammy-nominated song is still getting tremendous plays.
The rap was not only about the storytelling, but it was also a suggestion for stans to stop harming themselves for the rapper. This was something Marshall Mathers made very clear in the hit.
“What’s this sh*t you said about you like to cut your wrists too?
I say that shit just clownin’ dog, come on, how f*cked up is you?
You got some issues Stan, I think you need some counseling
To help your ass from bouncing off the walls when you get down some
And what’s this sh*t about us meant to be together?
That type of sh*t will make me not want us to meet each other
I really think you and your girlfriend need each other
Or maybe you just need to treat her better
I hope you get to read this letter, I just hope it reaches you in time
Before you hurt yourself, I think that you’ll be doin’ just fine
If you relax a little, I’m glad I inspire you but Stan
Why are you so mad? Try to understand, that I do want you as a fan
I just don’t want you to do some crazy sh*t.”
The Marshall Mathers LP was released in 2000. Stan grasped the public attention right away, and it still remains one of the most captivating stories told in hip hop. Stan was certified platinum in the UK two weeks after its release.
It took 2 more decades to add two additional platinum levels to its sales history. 3x Platinum means that Stan has over 1,800 certified copies sold in the U.K. We hope that the sale reaches more than 4x Platinum, but it might not take a few more decades with his sudden burst in popularity once again thanks to the chart-topping Venom and rumors of a new album.