8 Mile: Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture is the official soundtrack to the critically acclaimed 2002 hip hop film directed by Curtis Hanson and starring Eminem, originally issued on Shady Records/Aftermath Records/Interscope Records. The 16-song set debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart and features Eminem on 5 tracks as well as a cavalcade of hip hop luminaries like 50 Cent, Jay-Z, Nas, Rakim, Gang Starr, Xzibit and Macy Gray. 8 Mile is anchored by Eminem's smash hit single "Lose Yourself" which earned him five Grammy nominations and an Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2003, marking the first time a hip hop artist had ever received the honor.
Love Story is the highly anticipated second album from multi-talented musician Yelawolf (born Michael Wayne Atha) and the direct follow-up to his two 2013 mixtapes: Black Fall and Trunk Muzik Returns. The album, with Eminem as executive producer, was recorded over two years largely at Nashville’s legendary Blackbird Studios with additional producers Malay and WLPWR. The Alabama-born rapper has described Love Story as being much more passionate than his debut, 2011’s Radioactive, and the 18-track 2LP-set serves as a revealing collection of the artist’s myriad musical influences. “I’m telling the truth about a lot of things,” Yelawolf adds. “I try to be as honest as I can with everything I do.” Yelawolf previously released three tracks off Love Story, including “Box Chevy V,” which he premiered in early 2014 on Sirius XM’s Shade 45 station; “Honey Brown”; and “Down,” which also appeared on 2014’s Shady XV album. The acoustic guitar-anchored “Till It’s Gone,” a track Yelawolf has described as “a very dark record,” premiered last September on the acclaimed FX drama Sons of Anarchy. Speaking to the creation of “Till It’s Gone,” the rapper’s said: “I looped the acoustic guitar up after we had figured out the line, took it to my car and wrote it in a couple of hours.”
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