On Friday (October 28th) Eminem will release a deluxe edition of the soundtrack to the movie 8 Mile. “Still standing here screaming fuck the free world,” Eminem tweeted Wednesday (October 26) in reference to the film, adding, “#8Mile 20th Anniversary deluxe edition soundtrack will be streamable starting Friday. “
Neither the rapper nor his label Shady Records have confirmed which and how many songs it will be. On the score, Eminem himself was only featured on 3 out of 16 songs with “Lose Yourself”, “8 Mile” and “Rabbit Run”.
“I’m still standing here screaming “f*** the Free World.”” #8Mile 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of the soundtrack drops on streaming Friday! pic.twitter.com/qAU897MKuV
— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) October 26, 2022
Directed by Curtis Hanson and starring Eminem, the film has become one of hip hop’s most iconic films over the years. Not only Eminem was represented on the album for the film, but also hip-hop icons such as JAY-Z, Nas, 50 Cent or Xzibit. The song “Lose Yourself” in particular had great success, winning an Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2003 and a Grammy for Best Rap Song and Best Male Solo Rap Performance in 2004.
In 1995, 23-year-old Jimmy “B-Rabbit” Smith Jr. (Eminem) lives in suburban Detroit. The only way to break out of his everyday life of boredom and violence is to find self-realization in hip-hop. With some friends he founds the crew “Three One Three”, but as a white amateur rapper he is ridiculed in the majority black subculture. So his only goal is to win a rap battle at his friend’s club, but he’s embarrassed because he can’t find the words. Instead of saving money for a demo tape, he neglects his job as a metal press in a factory. Eventually he meets Alex (Brittany Murphy) and his life starts to pick up again. After various fights, he defeats the leader of an enemy rap crew in another battle. After the win, instead of partying with his friends, he goes back to the factory to earn money for his musical career.