8 Mile [Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture]by Eminem
Hailed as the first great hip-hop film since the pioneering Beat Street and Wild Style, Eminem's big-screen debut, 8 Mile, is backed by a soundtrack that's considerably tougher than leather. The film is loosely based on the controversial rapper's salad days in the Detroit urban underground, and fittingly, for the soundtrack, Em attempts to recapture the grit and grime of his early demos, despite a multimillion-dollar studio budget. The result is one of 2002's strongest hip-hop soundtracks. Three new Eminem tracks provide the nucleus of this collection, including the rock guitarfueled first single, "Lose Yourself," and the menacing "Love Me," featuring Shady Records' Obie Trice and 50 Cent, both of whom also contribute several hardcore solo joints to the soundtrack. Exclusive cuts by Jay-Z, Nas, and Macy Gray provide entertaining filler between Em tracks, while veterans such as Gang Starr and Rakim sound as spry as their younger counterparts (on "R.A.K.I.M." and "Battle," respectively). Though not as inherently compelling as the film it supports, 8 Mile is a worthy addition to the collection of any ardent Marshall Mathers fan.
- Release Date:
- Interscope Records
Performance CreditsEminem Primary Artist
Jeff Bass Bass,Guitar,Keyboards
Luis Resto Bass,Keyboards
Dante Ross Keyboards
50 Cent Vocals
Steve King Guitar
Technical CreditsGuru Producer
Jeff Bass Composer,Producer
Bob Brockman Engineer
DJ Premier Producer
Luis Resto Composer,Programming,Producer
Eddie Sancho Engineer
Cole Gerst Art Direction
John Gamble Producer,Pro-Tools
Steve Baughman Engineer
Kevin Crouse Engineer
Chucky Thompson Producer
Dante Ross Producer
Mike Elizondo Producer
Brian Grazer Executive Soundtrack Producer
Paul "Bunyan" Rosenberg Executive Producer
Martin Pradler Producer
Eminem Producer,Executive Producer,drum programming
Osie Bowe Engineer
Gimel Keaton Engineer
Marshall Mathers Composer
Denaun Porter Producer
Urban Kris Engineer
Michael Strange Engineer
Kellin Manning Producer
Chris Contogouris Executive Producer
John "J. Praize" Freeman Producer
Steve King Engineer
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We all know how good Eminem's flows are in the song "Lose Yourself" are. The #2 song on the album, "Luv Me", featuring Eminem, Obie Trice and 50 Cent has a nice, kind of almost love ballad, female chorus. The three of them sound great together. I feel that song #3, featuring Eminem in "8 Mile", definately has the making of another single. It may not be the next single off the album though. Song #11, 50 Cent's "Wankster", I think will be his breakout single and the album's second single. It has a fresh sound and his voice is melodic at times. Song #6 "Rap Game" features D-12 (including Eminem). This is a very good song, and contains one of my favorite Eminem's verses on the album. The other great songs on this album are by NAS, Macy Gray, and Young Zee. Zee's "My Nigga for Real" and Trice's "Adrenline Rush" bump nicely in the car.
Oooh, was that the stove I just touched, or was that the Eight Mile Soundtrack? I tell ya, this CD made me smile more than Jimmy Wisdom's batch of oatmeal cookies. Hearing these lyrical gems from Em, Jay Z, and Nas was like the bonfire of '82. Man, what ever happened to the Transformers? Thundercats, HO!! But if I could give one grade for this album, it would have to go to the good people at the Keebler Company. Don't get in their way, Jack! They'll break you off like a slimmy in heat.
Despite Eminem's multiple appearances, he doesn't seem to steal the shine of the other artists. His heart thumping beats on "Lose Yourself" and "Rabbit Run" are backed some very non-hip hop like vocals but at with much intensity. 50 Cent steals the album with his gangstafied hit, and a usually talent-lacking Jay Z manages to put out a track closer to his earlier work. Overall, Eminem puts his lyical power to work on his solo tracks, and on a 50 Cent chorused D12 joint entitled "Rap Game." The beats resemble much of an over orchestraded Dre beats but, is over dramatic. In those words, the soundtrack relates very well to the film.
I loved this cd, not just cuz I'm a major Eminem fan but cuz every song was GREAT! If you enjoyed his movie or if you just love him or just rap then you'll love this cd. It has 3 songs by Em and songs by a lot of people from Shadyrecords and of course songs from the movie. I loved this cd and every single song on it.
i LOVE EVERY TRACK ON THE CD iT GOES GREAT WITH THE MOVIE.
best Eminem cd seens the Eminem show
OMG! this is the most awesome cd i hav evr listened 2! i love all the songs. i originally bought the cd cuz i luv eminem and 50 cent but i listened 2 it and now it's my favorite cd. awesome songs, great lyrics. ny1 who likes rap should definitely buy this cd. even if u don't u should still buy it and give it a chance. I LUV EMINEM AND 50 CENT!!!!!!!!
Is it me, or have I just ingested 4 big macs from mcdonald's? Don't look at me like that. Tuck in your pajamas, Skippy, and have at those eggs. Our friends at WB know what you like. Unfortunately, I don't. My fingers feel like hot dogs. Whistle while you work and don't give me no flack, Armstrong!