8 Mile is a 2002 hip-hop drama that starred Eminem, Mekhi Phifer, Brittney Murphy and rapper King Gordy. The fim tells the story of Jimmy 'B-Rabbit' Smith Jr. a young Detroit rapper trying to succeed in an industry dominted by African Americans.
8 Mile is a 2002 American hip-hop drama film written by Scott Silver, directed by Curtis Hanson, and starring Eminem, Mekhi Phifer, Brittany Murphy, and Kim Basinger. It also co-stars rapper King Gordy. The film is an account of a young white rapper named Jimmy 'B-Rabbit' Smith Jr. (Eminem) living in inner city Detroit, Michigan set in 1995, and his attempt to launch a rap career in an industry dominated by African Americans. The film was a critical and financial success. Eminem won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for 'Lose Yourself,' the song which was iconic to this film. A decade after it's release, Vibe magazine called the film a 'hip-hop movie masterpiece.' At an inner city club called The Shelter, protagonist Jimmy 'B-Rabbit' Smith, Jr. (Eminem) prepares for a local rap...'