Eminem Announces a 20th-anniversary Soundtrack for “8 Mile”
Rap legend Eminem has announced that the acclaimed 8 Mile soundtrack will be given a 20th-anniversary reissue. The movie, which was notable for being released on November 8th, 2002, featured the rap battles that helped make Eminem famous and told the semi-autobiographical tale of his early life and career in Detroit.
8 Mile, which starred Anthony Mackie, Kim Basinger, and the late Brittany Murphy, is one of the highest-rated hip-hop films ever made, with worldwide box office receipts of more than $240 million (£207 million). In addition to introducing everyone to a side of America that few people were aware of at the time, the film showcased Eminem’s acting skills, with L.A. Confidential director Curtis Hanson saying: “Marshall gave me all a director could ask for from an actor – enormous talent, focus, dedication and a total commitment to the story we were trying to tell. He came at the job with humility, respect, and tremendous self-discipline.”
Eminem very joyfully announced the anniversary release of the soundtrack on Twitter last week, along with a montage of movie snippets. He quoted the sentence “‘I’m still standing here screaming ‘f*** the Free World,'” from the movie 8 Mile. The soundtrack for “8Mile 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition” becomes available for streaming on Friday.
A demo of the album’s most well-known song, “Lose Yourself,” as well as instrumental versions of each song are included in the new, deluxe edition.
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