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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Decent stuff!
Well, it certainly is a joy to see such a great variety of hip hop crammed into 1 CD, and that is hard to find sometimes. But Em is at his best here, with fantastic tracks like 'Lose yourself', '8 mile' and 'Rabbit run'. Em also introduces 2 of his latest signings- 50 cent and Obie Trice who both feature with Slim on the decent 'Love you' and also have some tracks on...
Published on 24 Sep 2003 by krono4eva

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars An okay album but hardly any tracks from the film
'Music from and inspired by the motion picture' it says on the cover, but it seems that nearly all of the tracks are of the inspired kind, rather than some of the great music from the actual film. It sounds a bit harsh, but if it is the vibe of the film that you are after, you wont find it on this album - the older hip hop tracks that really characterise the film can be...
Published on 26 Mar 2003 by Andre Mountain


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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars An okay album but hardly any tracks from the film, 26 Mar 2003
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Andre Mountain (Lincoln, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: 8 Mile (Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture) (Audio CD)
'Music from and inspired by the motion picture' it says on the cover, but it seems that nearly all of the tracks are of the inspired kind, rather than some of the great music from the actual film. It sounds a bit harsh, but if it is the vibe of the film that you are after, you wont find it on this album - the older hip hop tracks that really characterise the film can be found on More Music From 8 Mile, the second CD from the film.
So what is the album like, apart from that? If you like modern rap music, you WILL like it, there are some great tracks by Nas, Xzibit, 50 Cent, and of course Eminem, whereas the rest are good to okay.
All in all, it's an okay album, but not worthy of more than three stars due to the fact that I dont really consider it to be a soundtrack to the film.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Cd, but not enough tracks from the movie, 12 Mar 2003
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Andre Mountain (Lincoln, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: 8 Mile (Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture) (Audio CD)
Anyone thinking about buying this CD should know that there are not many tracks on it from the actual film. If you are after Eminem's 'Lose Yourself' and some okay tracks by rappers such as Jay-Z, Nas, Rakim and Gangstarr, then you may like this CD, but if you are after some of the old school stuff as featured throughout the film, you should buy 'More Music From 8 Mile' which is the real soundtrack.
This is a good CD with some great tracks, but a soundtrack to the movie it ain't.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Decent stuff!, 24 Sep 2003
This review is from: 8 Mile (Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture) (Audio CD)
Well, it certainly is a joy to see such a great variety of hip hop crammed into 1 CD, and that is hard to find sometimes. But Em is at his best here, with fantastic tracks like 'Lose yourself', '8 mile' and 'Rabbit run'. Em also introduces 2 of his latest signings- 50 cent and Obie Trice who both feature with Slim on the decent 'Love you' and also have some tracks on their own. Obie has the hardcore 'Adrenaline rush' and 50 has 'places to go' which unfortunately isn't very good but all is made up for on 'Wan*sta'. Xzibit also makes an appearence with the brill 'spit shine'. D12 are in the great track 'rap game' too!Plus(even though I'm not a fan of him)Jay Z comes in with his good track '8 miles and runnin'. The only dissapointments are the tracks by Macy Gray and Young Zee. No Dr Dre either. But overall this CD is a MUST HAVE for all Eminem/rap fans!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best OST yet!, 16 Jan 2003
This review is from: 8 Mile (Audio CD)
Eminem has become one of the most important and influential figures in the music business and the rap industry. Having just released a new album a few months ago he now brings us a new double CD (including the Shady/Aftermath sampler). Eminem himself raps in 5 songs. The first single Loose yourself is a bomb (!) and one of the best rap songs yet. The second song (Love me) in which the master features his two apprentices 50 Cent and Obie Trice. Check out 50 Cent's verse. The other two Eminem tracks (8 mile, Run Rabbit Run) are also very good. All other artists show themselves from their best side (apart from the fairly weak NAS song). I recommend especially Adrenaline Rush, 8miles and running, Spitshine and Wanksta. Even the two non-hiphop tracks sfit in well with the rest of the CD. They manage to mirror the mood of the movie, the conflict between despair and hope, extremely well.
On the Shady/Aftermath sampler we can find a few nice surprises two. First of all the track Stimulate, Eminem's fifth on this OST. It was originally meant to be on the Eminem Show, but who cares as long as we get to hear it now. The Obie Trice track should sound familiar to people who already have the Eminem show. There is also an R&B track on the CD plus the 50 Cent freestyle to Eminem's Till I collapse beat. Unfortunately it's only about 1:30 long. You also get some special access to more Eminem material which I quite franckly didn't use yet!
Eminem G.O.A.T.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Listen to it and get the eminem show!, 4 Mar 2003
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This review is from: 8 Mile (Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture) (Audio CD)
I love rap,but I've had this album a few days and I'm bored with it, lose yourself is good, and run rabbit run and a a few others. Wanksta by 50 cents was a typical example of a song that couldn't hold my attention and became backround music..What would have been nice would have been some stuff actually in the film! try it and see what you think.
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4.0 out of 5 stars It may not do what it says on the tin, but it's worth the cash., 15 April 2007
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This review is from: 8 Mile (Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture) (Audio CD)
As previous reviews have suggested, this compilation disc doesn't really do the job that its front cover claims, as the songs in the movie are pretty much absent. However, for Eminem fans and just rap fans, this is a release well worth buying, as the standard of quality is high throughout.

Obviously the most important material here is that of Eminem, most of which is exclusive to this disc. You get 'Lose Yourself,' one of his best and least profane tracks, with some of his finest rhymes, as well as the title track, a very classy track. There's also 'Rabbit Run,' later a b-side to 'Sing For The Moment,' a single three-minute verse that's more or less about having writer's block and a song with D12 that's well worth a look. It's all good material.

The other odds and ends that appear here are also mostly worth listening to. Whilst 50 Cent's contributions are worthless, as is his own material, there is a stellar track from Jay-Z, Nas and the legendary Rakim. All in all, whilst this disc is by no means 'music from and inspired by 8 mile,' it's simply a great rap compilation with some excellent rare Eminem songs on it. Put it in your collection with his four studio albums and greatest hits.
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4.0 out of 5 stars 8 Mile, 21 Aug 2009
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This review is from: 8 Mile (Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture) (Audio CD)
`8 Mile' is the soundtrack from the film of the same name and as you'd expect from a film starring Eminem, this CD features him on various tracks, as well as being produced by him. To be strict with the term this isn't quite a soundtrack (as the cover points out) as this also includes many tracks that were inspired by the film, but that doesn't detract from the solid music on offer. You get a wide variety of artists, including Eminem, Obie Trice, 50 Cent, D12, Jay-Z, xzibit, Macy Gray, Nas, Boomkat, Rakim, Young Zee and Gangstarr. All pretty notable artists at the time the film was released. Some songs are better than others and the quality of the lyrical content fluctuates from track to track, some artists are obviously better than others! For a good introduction into Hip Hop I'd say this is a good place to turn, it has enough variety to keep you interested and to help you make up your mind about what artists and style you like. It is also a good place to turn if you liked the music in the film and want more of the same. A solid collection of music and worth a look if you're after a hip hop compilation.

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Shady Records At The Top, 3 Nov 2002
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This review is from: 8 Mile (Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture) (Audio CD)
This is an absolutely superb collection of new and exciting hip hop from one of rap's most prominent stars.
To be honest, I didn't enjoy 'The Marshall Mathers LP' or 'The Eminem Show' anywhere near as much as 'The Slim Shady LP', 'Devil's Night' and the underground classic 'Infinite'. On those two albums, Em just seemed like he was trying too much to make his music commercially viable, and it turned out much less raw and fluent.
However, Marshall has put it all right with this. Definitely.
The opening track 'Lose Yourself' is the most obvious choice as a single, and that's why it is indeed, the first single. There's a heavy guitar driven base-line and a great piano riff to complement it. Em spits some great rhymes on this track about taking opportunities and getting taken in by the moment.
The second track is one of my personal favourites, 'Love Me', Eminem, Obie Trice and Shady Records new-boy 50 Cent carry this track entirely themselves as there is hardly any production at all. 'Love Me' is a song that takes the mickey out of all the current hip-pop songs about love, with some r'n'b singer praising this big ol' 'thugged out' rapper. Shady Records rip it up, they expose those sorts of songs for what they are - false.
Basically, that sets the tone for the rest of the album, there's some excellent moments provided by Nas, Jay-Z (Yes, a good song by Jay-Z recorded in the last 5 years!), more from Obie and 50 Cent, Xizbit, Rakim, Young Zee and others, but the real highlight of the album is the last 2 tracks. There's 'Run Rabbit', a fast moving hip hop roller coaster with no chorus, just Eminem going for like, 3 whole minutes, it's pretty incredible, and then there's the finest point of the album....
GANGSTARR. I don't know why they're on here, or how Eminem got them on here, but they are. And dear God. 'Battle' is absolutely stunning, Guru rips all the 'gangsta rappers' of today to shreds with one verse, he also completely shuns all those nu-school rappers who claim they could battle him, NO, NO. Then add to that some really amazing, heavy base-driven production from DJ Premier and some nice scratching and you have a real modern hip hop classic.
Overall, this is a very enjoyable, very diverse listen, with some of hip hop's (and r'n'b's) very best talents showcased beautifully. Eminem and Shady Records have done what Em needed, created an album with commercial appeal - but one with enough quality to win back his credibility with the heads.
Buy it now, and get the excellent bonus disc free.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Soundtrack of the year, 17 Jan 2003
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This review is from: 8 Mile (Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture) (Audio CD)
I was given this album, as I am a huge Eminem fan. I was a little apprehensive at first due to the collection of artists, but after listening to it I found that it is amazing! It is an album which is very easy to listen to, even if you are not a hip hop fan. The beats make it accessible to most people. 50 cents "Wanksta" is a very catchy tune. All I can say is that the other artists definitely do Em justice. Do yourself a favour, and experiment a little...buy this album!!
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23 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another hit for Eminem., 3 Jan 2003
This review is from: 8 Mile (Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture) (Audio CD)
The soundtrack to the huge movie "8 Mile" is a brilliant rap album. It won't appeal to anyone not into hiphop, but there is no denying the deep lyrics and beats that make this album a winner.
Of course the stand-out tracks are Eminem's but take time to listen to the others and you will realise most of them are just as good.
"Lose Yourself" is the first single released off this album and it has all that a rap hit needs- good beats, funky lyrics and attitude...8/10
"8 Mile" is one of the best tracks on the cd but there is doubt about releasing it...10/10
"Run Rabbit Run" is another good song but perhaps lacks a bit of the spunk that Eminem normally tops his songs up with...8/10
"Love Me" Obie Trice and 50 Cent rap with Eminem on this song. With female vocals, this song is nice...9/10
"Places To Go" 50 Cent shows true talent on this song. With a catchy chorus and clever rhymes, this is one more good song...9/10
"Wanksta" another 50 Cent song, but not quite as good. Nice beats though, and something you wouldn't want to leave out on this album 8.5/10
"Rap Game" a bit different from D12's previous songs, but in a good way. You may even find yourself singing along with the chorus...9/10
"You Wanna Be Me" Nas shows off his rap ability and you find yourself wishing they'd included more of his tracks on this cd...9/10
"8 Miles And Running" Another song to sing along to, this Jay-Z track is one which would be sorely missed on this soundtrack...9.5/10
"That's My Ni99a Fo Real" Young Zee doesn't really amaze anyone with this track. Perhaps it could be replaced...7/10
"Battle" this track is by Gang Starr and has a nice rhythm going. Definetly not his best track, but good all the same...8/10
"Spitshine" this probably won't attract any non-Xzibit fans, but if you are a fan, this will not disappoint...8.5/10
"Time Of Your Life" Macy Gray's contribution to this album isn't as good as most songs, but it is a good addition...7.5/10
"Wasting My Time" this is the only track on the cd I didn't like. Taryn Manning has a nice voice but this song just doesn't hold my interest...6/10
"R.A.K.I.M" Good but not great. It flows nicely and wakes up the cd after a bit of samey rap...8.5/10
"Adrenaline Rush" Obie Trice does the solo thing again and really impressed me! I'll be looking out for his album. This is a great song with smart raps and a cool chorus...10/10
To sum it up, if you're a hiphop fan who likes Eminem, this cd is for you.
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