VIBE rounded up Em and a good portion of the cast of 8 Mile, which is celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year, to look back on the production of the film and the impact it had on Hip-Hop. Read the cover story, penned by Jeff Rosenthal, here.
You always said this isn’t your life story. Does it matter that everybody thinks it is?
Eminem: It doesn’t really matter to me. People who really listen to my music probably know what’s real in that movie and what’s not. There were bits and pieces that were taken from my life, but for the most part, it was the story of the underdog. We rehearsed so much before we even started the film, and I was in every scene. I was there every day from 6 a.m. until—half the time—5 in the morning the next day. It became a point where I felt like I am this person. I’m fucking B-Rabbit because I was living this movie. I had no choice but to be him.