Tue 9 Oct 2012
The latest cover of VIBE magazine just dropped online. In the issue Eminem and the cast of 8 Mile (including Mekhi Phifer, Anthony Mackie, Evan Jones and Omar Benson Miller) sat down with our boy Jeff Rosenthal for a sit-down in celebration of the film’s 10-year anniversary. Together, the gang answers all the questions you’ve always wanted to know and tell the backstories behind the most memorable scenes and battles.
Check out the cover story after the jump
It took six weeks of rehearsals and reams of flubbed lines, but by the time 8 Mile hit theaters, Eminem had scored a hip-hop Movie masterpiece. Shining a light on both sides of Detroit’s railroad tracks—trailer parks and battle cyphers—Em’s first leading role is a true underdog story, bolstered by callous punch lines and a guy named Cheddar Bob. Ten years after the classic film’s premiere, VIBE rounds up the gang—Eminem, Mekhi Phifer, Anthony Mackie, Evan Jones and Omar Benson Miller—to wax cinematic. This opportunity comes once in a lifetime…
Written by Jeff Rosenthal