The song samples Labi Siffre’s 1975 track “I Got The…”. The song was ranked at #26 on “VH1’s 100 Greatest Songs of the 90’s”. The song was placed at number 39 by Rolling Stone on their list of “100 Greatest Hip-Hop songs of all time” in April 2016. The recording garnered Eminem his first Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance at the 42nd Grammy Awards in 2000.
The video premiered on MTV TRL on January 21, 1999. It was directed by Phillip Atwell, who would later direct music videos for several other Eminem songs, including “Stan”, “Lose Yourself”, “The Real Slim Shady”, and “Just Lose It”. The video starts out with a stereotypical redneck family watching television, who then come across a show starring “Marshall Mathers” (Eminem’s real name). As the video goes on, Eminem parodies several TV shows and movies. He also imitates then-President Bill Clinton, a porn star, and others. The video was ranked #97 in NME’s 100 Greatest Music Videos.