Eminem originally recorded "Jimmy, Brian and Mike" sometime around the turn of the century during the sessions for The Marshall Mathers LP
. He co-produced the hedonistic party jam with regular cohort Dr. Dre and "The Real Slim Shady
" collaborator Mike Elizondo. The Detroit MC scrapped the track during its early stages, possibly because he already had other songs about drug use ("Drug Ballad," "The Kids") on the album.
When it came time to put together the 20th anniversary edition of The Eminem Show
, Em decided to finish what he started. He went back into the lab around March 2022, re-recorded the first half of the first verse and the chorus, and included it in a 38-track expanded edition of the record.