Review by Dean Allen
EMINEM may be the star of 8 Mile but fans beware, this is not a new Eminem
album! Instead, that old chestnut of music from and 'inspired' by is turned
out, though in this case it's not a bad thing.
Kicking of with Lose Yourself, one of the best Eminem tracks since the Real Slim Shady, it doesn't let up.
Eminem contributes three more tracks, as Rabbit from the film, and calls up some old and new friends to round it out. So you get D12, Obie Trice and 50 Cent, alongside the old school of Nas, Gangstarr and Jay-Z, making this one of the best rap albums around this year.
(Music From and Inspired by the Motion Picture, 8 Mile - Various/Interscope records)
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1. Lose Yourself - Eminem
2. Love Me - Eminem and 50 cent
3. 8 Mile - Eminem
4. Adrenaline Rush - Obie Trice
5. Places To Go - 50 Cent
6. Rap Game - D12
7. 8 Miles And Runnin' - Jay-X feat. Freeway
8. Spitshine - Xzibit
9. Time Of My Life (Album Version) - Macy Gray
10. U Wanna Be Me - NAS
11. Wanksta - 50 Cent
12. Wasting My Time (Album Version) - Boomkat
13. R.A.K.I.M. -Rakim
14. That's My Nigga Fo' Real - Young Zee
15. Battle - Gangstar
16. Rabbit Run - Eminem