Eminem is celebrating 20 years of 8 Mile with a deluxe edition of the film’s soundtrack. The semi-autobiographical film, directed by Curtis Hanson and written by Scott Silver, starred Eminem as Jimmy Smith Jr., an aspiring rapper attempting to launch his career in the underground battle rap scene of Detroit. Portions of the storyline were inspired by Eminem’s own life and the earlier days of his career as an artist.
The original iteration of the album, 8 Mile: Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture, was released simultaneously with the film on October 29, 2002. The LP featured rap veterans including JAY-Z, 50 Cent, Nas, Rakim and Gang Starr, and featured one of Eminem’s most famous songs to date, “Lose Yourself.”
Eminem’s deluxe edition of 8 Mile can be found at your streaming service of choice.
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