Eminem’s “Infinite” Makes Billboard Hot 100 Debut

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In 1996, Eminem released Infinite, his decidedly inauspicious solo debut. The 24-year-old rapper had spent the past several years bouncing around Detroit, honing his craft in local crews and short-lived groups such as Soul Intent, and hanging out at the Hip-Hop Shop, a weekly club night later made famous in the 2002 movie 8 Mile. Then, Eminem was discovered by Jeff and Mark Bass, two producers who built a modest reputation with hip-house remixes of pop acts like Madonna and the B-52’s, and performing as part of George Clinton’s sprawling P-Funk empire. Dazzled by Eminem’s talent, the Funky Bass Brothers decided to launch a new record label, Web Entertainment, to showcase his raw potential. Infinite flopped, selling less than a few hundred copies. However, the project helped lay the groundwork for Eminem’s career and original vinyl pressings now trade for thousands of dollars.

 

Two decades and hundreds of millions of records sold later, Eminem releases the remixed and remastered version of Infinite (track) and surprisingly, without any promotion of social media or TV, the song debuted at #97 on US Billboard Hot 100. Unfortunately the number of sales is not known yet. Stay here, we might update the article later.

 

You can to “Infinite” below: