Eminem’s Oscar-winning 8 Mile is coming to Netflix. As of 1 December it will be available to stream of the service and given that he’s about to drop his new album Revival any day, you can imagine it’s going to be popular.
I probably don’t need to tell you that the film is based on Eminem’s upbringing, following an aspiring white rapper named Jimmy ‘B-Rabbit’ Smith Jr. (Eminem), who lives in a trailer park in Warren, Michigan, and his attempt to launch a career in hip-hop.
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Eminem won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for ‘Lose Yourself’, the first rap song to win to do so. Eminem did not even attend the awards because he didn’t think he stood a chance at winning. Instead, he fell asleep watching cartoons with his daughter Haili when the award was announced.
The news comes after Eminem was crowned the king of hip-hop.
According to Ranker, the best of the best is none other than Marshall Mathers, which says: “Numerous different skills and attributes all must come together to make a truly legendary MC. Obviously, a rapper must display a sense of rhythm and an ability to complement the beat in unpredictable and exciting ways.
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“A gift for lyricism and vocabulary is similarly essential – you can have the flow of the century, but if the words don’t come together to tell a compelling story or present a unique point of view, it’s still not going to translate into a great hip-hop song.
“But of course, there’s also an intangible element that elevates some rappers into the ranks of the greatest of all time.”
Eminem dropped his latest single, ‘Walk on Water’, featuring Beyoncé, from his upcoming album, Revival, on Friday and as you might expect from the internet in 2017, his fans have been going over his lyrics with a fine comb, looking for hidden messages and meanings.
But it turns out that they need not have bothered, as the 45-year-old rapper was joined by producer Rick Rubin and journalist Malcolm Gladwell for a new ‘Broken Record’ podcast, with the three of them discussing the personal themes the new single deals with.
“When you start out in your career, you have a blank canvas, so you can paint anywhere that you want because the shit ain’t been painted on yet,” Eminem said.
“And then your second album comes out, and you paint a little more and you paint a little more by the time you get to your seventh and eighth album you’ve already painted all over it. There’s nowhere else to paint.”
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