|Music Inspired By "8 Mile"
|October 1, 2002|
Eminem is putting the finishing touches on the soundtrack for "8 Mile," the upcoming film from Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment in which he stars. The album, "Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture 8 Mile," is being readied for an October 29, 2002 street date. The film, directed by Curtis Hanson ("L.A. Confidential," "Wonder Boys"), will open in theaters on November 8, 2002. The "8 Mile" soundtrack will be released on Shady Records/Interscope Records and will feature three new solo songs from Eminem plus all-new material from a number of established stars and up-and-coming acts.
Nas, Jay-Z, Gang Starr and Rakim are all familiar names and hip-hop legends, but Eminem is bringing some new artists to the forefront as well. 50 Cent, the Queens, NY artist who Dr. Dre and Eminem recently co-signed to Shady Records and Aftermath Entertainment, is featured on three songs on the soundtrack. 50 Cent is already a household name to hip-hop fans, having generated an enormous street buzz off the strength of his self-released mixtapes and his latest underground hit, "Wanksta," which is also featured on this album. Obie Trice, a recent Shady Records signing from Detroit, is featured on two tracks on the album after having been introduced to America on the multi-platinum D-12 debut, "Devil's Night." Obie could also be heard on "Drips," a song he performs with Eminem on the six-times-platinum "The Eminem Show."
The first single from "Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture 8 Mile," Eminem's "Lose Yourself," made its debut on radio last week and is already a massive track. "Lose Yourself" can also be heard as the musical bed in the trailer for the film. Eminem is currently filming a video for the single in his hometown of Detroit, where the film was shot.
"The '8 Mile' soundtrack was different because it forced me to step into Rabbit, the character I play in the film, and write from his point of view," commented Eminem. "It was a challenge. Also, the project afforded me the opportunity to not only make an album with a wishlist of some of my favorite aritsts, but to showcase what we have coming on Shady Records."
"Music From and Inspired By 8 Mile"1) Eminem - "Lose Yourself"
2) Eminem - "8 Mile"
3) Eminem - "Run Rabbit Run"
4) Obie Trice/Eminem/50 Cent - "Love Me"
5) 50 Cent - "Places to Go"
6) 50 Cent - "Wanksta"
7) D-12 - "Rap Game"
8) Nas - "You Wanna Be Me"
9) Jay-Z - "8 Miles and Running"
10) Young Zee - "That's My Nigga Fo Real"
11) GangStarr - "Battle"
12) Xzibit - "Spitshine"
13) Macy Gray - "Time of Your Life"
14) Boomkat - "Wasting My Time"
15) Rakim - "R.A.K.I.M."
16) Obie Trice - "Adrenaline Rush"
SOURCE: Interscope Records