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5.0 out of 5 stars he can rap, act, what else???, 14 Nov 2002
This review is from: 8 Mile (Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture) (Audio CD)
First off, this is a great CD. I haven't had the chance to see the movie yet, but you really get a feeling of what it epitomises and what its about from listening to the tracks found here.
From the kick off with Eminem's new infectious single, 'Lose yourself' you lose yourself in the music. In fact all of Em's material impresses on this album, a lot of which he found inspiration for on set.
Most of it is catchy and will have mainstream hiphop heads chanting along no doubt, but at the same time it keeps it real enough for the grittiness and struggle of the ghetto to shine through and warrant respect of underground hiphop heads.
Every beat on the album is a dope one, and though one or two verses dissapoint, most of the flows are plain slick rhymin'.
Alot of the tracks are quite political, based on the struggle of making it out of poverty and into success. Don't let the politics put you off though, the album's great.
50 cent has been making quite a lot of noise recently with his signing to Shady records and 'Wanksta' his contribution to the soundtrack, doesn't dissapoint.
What struck me about this album is it's crossover potential between mainstream and underground. There are mainstream artists such as Eminem, and underground artists and bands such as boomat and gangstarr all featured on the same disc. Could this be the CD to bridge the divide? Hopefully.
It will take a lot of effort, but let's just hope the film can match the magnificence of the soundtrack.
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