Eminem Covers VIBE

It’s crazy when you think about it, but it’s been 10 years since the release of Eminem’s semi-biopic 8 Mile. And to celebrate its anniversary, Eminem returns to the cover of VIBE. Peruse the entire feature here.

How were the battle scenes written?
Eminem: I think Curtis had a lot of the guys write their own things, and then I would see what they were going to say. I might sit there with some of the guys and be like, “What if you changed this?” The hardest thing for me was trying to figure out what that last [rhyme] was going to be. As I was going back and forth with the other guys about what they were going to say—“Okay, if you’re going to say that, then I’ll write this”—the last one was [challenging] because I didn’t have anything to respond off of. So I had to write it myself, off what somebody could say to me.
Mackie: I’ve gotta give it to Curtis, because he challenged us. It wasn’t just, “Okay, bring us what you’ve got.” He kept you on edge, like, is this enough? Am I giving enough?
Eminem: That’s the other thing, too, with the battle scenes. I remember him saying, “This shit has gotta be flawless. [Then] Curtis would say, “Is this good enough?” I went back and rewrote a couple of lines. Curtis definitely, definitely pushed us.

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  • TheRealProTeGe

    Classic movie!!

  • Hahah eminem is such a beast !!
    Watch this be rhw highest selling mag of the year lol

  • MMG

    eminem gettin old danm

  • And its the best hiphop movie ever
    Biggest impact in our culture

  • @gtfomike

    Eminem is a G.O.A.T.

  • Kali

    one of the G.O.A.T’s.Thats for sure

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  • WestCoast

    one of the G.O.A.T’s

  • rahrahrah

    Who is this “Curtis” guy he keeps talking about?

  • Hip-Hop Fiend

    I’m remember I went the first day it came to go see this classic then when I got to the theater I cussed out the lady cuz me and my friends were only 12 and couldn’t get in a rated R film. So had to come back with an adult lmao… Eminem will always be The G.O.A.T

  • Hip-Hop Fiend

    @rahrahrah The director of the the movie nigga smh…

  • Hip-Hop Fiend

    Also thats one of the dopest soundtracks ever!

  • PistolPistol

    Okay folks, enough of the gay jokes. Especially from a gay broke bitch, Hey loc?..
    I don’t know what they told you, Mike, you must have them cornrows rolled too tight !!
    Marshall! Hahahaaha

  • ZoomZoomDad-Otis

    [email protected]”The director of the the movie nigga smh”. This is why i like RR. Eminem is a beast when it comes to rapping.




  • Leon

    Too bad Brittany Murphy died would have love to have her comment on the article

  • lll

    Yeah, best movie to describe the battling scene and how much pressure is put on a person.
    Fuckin’ EPIC movie.

  • Brown Shady

    @SUAREZ you’re a fucking idiot, Em is not overrated at all. Em is under-appreciated if anything.

  • Kunta Kente

    Cheddar Bob inspired me lmao. R.I.P Proof & Brittany Murphy!

  • Jimmy Rabbit

    Fuck Free World, 313!

  • RAX

    It was a good time.

  • BK

    SMH at people not knowing who Curtis Hanson is. LA Confidential was amazing.

  • Evil


  • VisionZ
  • @BK yeah it was LONG AS FUCK!

  • Devante

    10 Years???? I feel like an OG now lol

  • 50 Cent

    Juice >>>>

  • mitch

    @50 Cent, two different movies, cant really compare them, ‘8 Mile’ was a “hip hop” movie and was a great movement in the culture of cypher/battle rap trying to make a name, ‘Juicy’ was a thriller about a psychopathic killer who turned on his own friends (a role which put 2Pac on the map )

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  • M.T

    love that movie.

  • 50 Cent

    @MITCH Who the fuck ask you fuck boy?

  • Del

    @mitch actually Juice was a Hip Hop movie too

  • thursday

    rest of the interview http://youtu.be/-1Dg9A-CDSQ

  • mitch

    @Del yeah to an extent it was, because Omar epps character was a aspiring DJ, plus the soundtrack was all hip hop, but i mean the main focus and direction of ‘8 mile’ was strickly about hip hop

    @50 cent, I sonn’d you boy

  • wizsucks

    no mention of the dude with the braids and glasses? he killed himself in real life

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  • My name is abdulaziz shafiu,eminem i like your song so much but why you hate muslim?

  • Phil