The Way I Am
|"The Way I Am"|
|Single by Eminem|
|from the album The Marshall Mathers LP|
|Released||December 27, 2000|
|Genre||Hardcore hip hop|
|Label||Aftermath, Interscope, Shady|
|Eminem singles chronology|
"The Way I Am" is the second single off American rapper Eminem's third studio album The Marshall Mathers LP. The song was released in December 27, 2000. The song is also featured on his 2005 greatest hits album Curtain Call: The Hits.
The song features Eminem being angry at people who he feels are putting too much pressure on him. This includes obsessive fans and record executives. The song contains the lyrics "When a dude's gettin bullied and shoots up his school...", which is a reference to either Eric Harris or Dylan Klebold, the two students that committed the Columbine High School massacre which took place the year before. The song was remixed by Danny Lohner featuring Marilyn Manson, who has also performed the song with Eminem live on stage. In 2008, Eminem released an autobiography which was titled The Way I Am.