“The Way I Am” is a song by American rapper Eminem from his third album The Marshall Mathers LP (2000). “The Way I Am” was released as the second single off of the album on September 7, 2000. It is also featured on his 2005 compilation album, Curtain Call: The Hits. In the tradition of most of Eminem’s follow-up singles, “The Way I Am” is one of the songs for which he has the solo songwriting credit. It features a much darker and emotionally driven sound than the album’s lead single, which was “The Real Slim Shady”.