With the first single, Eminem's "Lose Yourself," already getting heavy radio spins, the soundtrack to "8 Mile" has just wrapped up production.
Em, who stars in the movie (see [article id="1454487"]"Eminem Fuels Romance Rumors, Fights Acting Jitters On '8 Mile' Set"[/article]) and donated three new songs to the soundtrack, also produced much of the album, which includes Jay-Z, Rakim, Nas, Xzibit, D12 and Macy Gray. Em's Shady Records signees 50 Cent and Obie Trice are featured throughout the LP as well, highlighted by a posse cut with Marshall Mathers. ([article id="1454486"]Click for photos[/article] from "8 Mile.")
According to Em's management company, the artists on the LP kept their tunes in tune with the vibe and goings-on in the film. The Gang Starr track "Battle," for instance, which features DJ Premier scratching on the turntables, was derived from a scene in the movie where the Shady one squares off against another verbal gladiator.
The "8 Mile" soundtrack is tentatively slated for an October 29 release.
For a full-length feature on Eminem, check out [article id="1457160"]"Eminem: When The Music Stops."[/article]