The new issue of Vibe magazine celebrates the 10-year anniversary of “8 Mile,” which was released on Nov. 8, 2002.
Vibe rounds up cast members Mekhi Phifer, Anthony Mackie, Evan Jones and Omar Benson Miller — along with some guy named Eminem — to share their memories of making the movie.
Read the full article here. Here’s an excerpt of Eminem talking about writing “Lose Yourself.”
Vibe: Em, tell me about writing songs on the set.
Eminem: I remember doing “Lose Yourself.” I went to the trailer during lunch and laid a scratch from top to bottom, just one take through and then stacked some ad-libs and (things). I was going to come back and re-do it. I actually ended up keeping it. That’s my most vivid memory—that song, and walking around set with a pad of paper. If I didn’t have that, I’d write it on my hand. I was like a little hamster: I’d go from my lunch trailer to the treadmill to run and then jump to the music trailer to make some beats.
Vibe: Since we’re discussing “Lose Yourself,” growing up, how was your mom’s spaghetti?
Eminem: How was it? From what I remember, it was pretty damn good. Like goulash. [Laughs]