Infinite is Eminem’s debut album, released on November 12, 1996, before he was signed to Dr. Dre’s record label Aftermath Entertainment.
Eminem gives some context in a 1999 Rolling Stone interview:
It was right before my daughter was born, so having a future for her was all I talked about. It was way hip-hopped out, like Nas and AZ — that rhyme style that was real in at the time. I’ve always been a smartass comedian, and that’s why it wasn’t a good album.
It bombed commercially (some sources say somewhere from 70 to around a thousand), and shortly thereafter, Eminem attempted to commit suicide; his failure to capture radio play and other complicating life factors led to him adopting his now-iconic IJDGAF sound that began with 1997’s Slim Shady EP, ushering in his meteoric rise to fame.
On HipHop-N-More, Mr. Porter revealed that he produced the entirety of Infinite and late D12 member Proof “did the drum programming”.
The album was briefly re-released in 2009 for free in anticipation for Eminem’s comeback album Relapse, but otherwise was never properly released on digital storefronts or music streaming services, with the exception of a remix of the album’s title track for the album’s 20th anniversary, along with a documentary on the making of the album.