According to an interview with MTV, Eminem was so moved by Tupac's life and work that he wrote a letter to Tupac's mother, Afeni Shakur, asking her to consider letting him produce the album. and she agreed, and gave the go ahead. The album featured two singles- "Thugs Get Lonely Too" and "Ghetto Gospel".
Eminem used various unusual production techniques during the creation of this album, namely modifying the pace and pitch of Tupac's voice to better suit the beats produced. There has also been cutting and pasting of vocals to produce new words now synonymous with current rap culture.
It debuted on the Billboard 200 at number one with sales of over 330,000 copies in its first week. It was later certified Platinum in the US and Gold in UK.
|1||"Soldier Like Me (Return of the Soulja)"||Eminem||Eminem|
|2||"The Uppercut"||Eminem||E.D.I. & Young Noble|
|3||"Out on Bail"||Eminem|
|4||"Ghetto Gospel"||Eminem||Elton John|
|5||"Black Cotton"||Eminem||Eminem, Kastro & Young Noble|
|6||"Loyal to the Game"||Eminem||G-Unit|
|7||"Thugs Get Lonely Too"||Eminem||Nate Dogg|
|9||"Who Do You Love?"||Eminem|
|10||"Crooked Nigga Too"||Eminem|
|11||"Don't You Trust Me?"||Eminem||Dido|
|13||"Thug 4 Life"||Eminem|
|14||"Po Nigga Blues (Scott Storch Remix)"||Scott Storch||Ronald Isley|
|15||"Hennessy (Red Spyda Remix)"||Red Spyda||E.D.I. and Sleepy Brown|
|16||"Crooked Nigga Too (Raphael Saadiq Remix)"||Raphael Saadiq|
|17||"Loyal to the Game (DJ Quik Remix)"||DJ Quik||DJ Quik & Big Syke|
|Billboard 200||Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums||Top Rap Albums|
|2004||Loyal To The Game||#1||#1||#1|