“Stan”, one of Eminem’s most famous tracks, was released on Eminem’s third album, The Marshall Mathers LP, in November 2000. It tells the story of Stan, a fan who looks up to Eminem’s alter ego, Slim Shady. Over four verses, however, Stan becomes disillusioned and his mental health deteriorates with tragic consequences.
Author: Akeem Sule & Becky Inkster
Akeem Sule is Research Associate, Wolfson College, University of Cambridge and Becky Inkster is Honorary Research Fellow, University of Cambridge