There's been fake various floating around, containing only the hooks looped for a 5:00 duration. Audiogalaxy has them, WinMX has them, and they've probably crept into other P2P programs. Which is why vanilla P2P sucks: no branding. But that's another entry.
As for Eminem_-_The_Eminem_Show-2002-RNS.tar, getting it was very difficult. I joined a group on AG and they kindly sent it out, but I never got the NFO and most songs took forever to download because the sender was behind a firewall (as was I), meaning others not behind a firewall had to have the song first. Grabbing a spot on the XDCC IRC bots was even more difficult.
One channel set up four bots dedicated specifically to The Eminem Show and nothing else. Another channel set up three. Most had a queue limit of 10, but some allowed the queue to grow vastly -- one bot said it would take 77 hours before I could start downloading. Luckily, I eventually claimed my space in one of the 10-user bots and within 20 minutes moved to user 2 of 11. As of now I haven't received the tar, but declined three offers implically because of the 180s time limit to accept or decline. I will get in this time.
Back to Audiogalaxy, groups had to rename it with their name in the artist ID so AG wouldn't confuse it with the looped versions, of which their are thousands of sources. When sending a song AG always picks the most popular version, so one could never send the real version unless more people have it than the looped versions. Ah well.
One last thing. In the channel a regular suspected they (whoever that is) would release on a Friday so we couldn't sell it at school. He was right.