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Barnes & Noble - Ron Hart
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 guitar–fueled first single, "Lose Yourself," and the menacing "Love Me," featuring Shady Records' Obie ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ron Hart
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 guitar–fueled 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.
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
This may be the soundtrack for Eminem's movie debut, but don't think of 8 Mile of as an Eminem album, because it's not. It's a soundtrack and plays like a soundtrack, with many cuts from current stars and new artists several associated with Eminem's fledgling Shady imprint, plus a couple of previously released tracks, most of it very high quality, whether it's a hard-hitting Jay-Z, a sultry Macy Gray, or Taryn Manning's Boomkat's sexy slow burn "Wasting My Time." Sure, there's a couple of tracks that fall flat -- Young Zee and Obie Trice feel strained -- but it all flows well, and it's all strong. But it's also all overshadowed by four blindingly great new songs from Eminem four and a half, if you count his show-stealing appearance on D-12's "Rap Game", all illustrating a step forward from The Eminem Show, even if they work a familiar pseudo-biographical ground. What impresses is not just the wordplay and delivery, but the music itself -- fuller, richer than anything on his previous records, appropriately cinematic in scope and pushing Eminem toward new heights. The opening track and first single "Lose Yourself" is easily equaled by the title song with its layered pianos, while "Rabbit Run" is nearly as good. Hearing these, it's hard not to greedily hunger for a full album of this, but the soundtrack is excellent as is and these new Eminem cuts make it a necessary purchase.
Rolling Stone - Kelefa Sanneh
Eminem contributes three new songs, all self-produced, which happen to be three of the most ferocious hip-hop songs ever recorded.

Eminem contributes three new songs, all self-produced, which happen to be three of the most ferocious hip-hop songs ever recorded.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/29/2002
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • UPC: 606949351229
  • Catalog Number: 493512
  • Sales rank: 5,891

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Lose Yourself (5:20)
  2. 2 Love Me - Obie Trice (4:30)
  3. 3 8 Mile (6:00)
  4. 4 Adrenaline Rush - Obie Trice (3:48)
  5. 5 Places to Go - 50 Cent (4:15)
  6. 6 Rap Game - D12 (5:53)
  7. 7 8 Miles and Runnin' - Freeway (4:08)
  8. 8 Spit Shine (3:39)
  9. 9 Time of My Life (4:21)
  10. 10 U Wanna Be Me - Nas (3:50)
  11. 11 Wanksta - 50 Cent (3:38)
  12. 12 Wasting My Time - Taryn Manning (3:37)
  13. 13 R.A.K.I.M. - Rakim (4:23)
  14. 14 That's My N**** Fo' Real (4:45)
  15. 15 Battle - Gang Starr (2:56)
  16. 16 Rabbit Run (3:10)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Eminem Primary Artist
Jeff Bass Bass, Guitar, Keyboards
Luis Resto Bass, Keyboards
Dante Ross Keyboards
50 Cent Vocals
Steve King Guitar
Technical Credits
Guru Producer
Nas Producer
Jeff Bass Composer, Producer
Bob Brockman Engineer
DJ Premier Producer
Brian Gardner Mastering
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
Spyda Producer
Gimel Keaton Engineer
Marshall Mathers Composer
Denaun Porter Producer
Urban Kris Engineer
Michael Strange Jr. Engineer
Kellin Manning Producer
Chris Contogouris Executive Producer
John "J. Praize" Freeman Producer
Steve King Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    great cd

    best Eminem cd seens the Eminem show

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