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8 Mile, Eminem & Elvis

I agree with ÿ‘s excellent write-up. A great film, and hey, this new “Hip-Hop” thing is sweeping the nation! I found it curious that the film manages to address the accusations leveled at Eminem (mysogyny, homophobia, intolerance of the mentally ill) as parts of the plot. Also, he’s called “Elvis” repeatedly in the film, as a putdown of course – but nonetheless this plays into my not-so-rare pet theory that Eminem is the new, self-aware Elvis. For more reading on this subject: here, here, and, from Chuck D: here.
Other good Eminem articles: by Al Giordano and Mim Udovitch; one from salon.

One comment on "8 Mile, Eminem & Elvis"

  1. D.J says:

    GREAT GREAT music

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