It’s been a busy 2022 for Eminem, as the year has seen the Detroit emcee win an Emmy Award for his performance during the Pepsi Halftime Show of Super Bowl LVI alongside Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar, top the Billboard Hot Gospel chart with the Kanye West “Use This Gospel (Remix),” produced by Dr. Dre and The ICU (Dem Jointz, Fredwreck, Trevor Lawrence, Jr., and Blu2th), drop new collaborations with Snoop Dogg (”From The D 2 The LBC”) and CeeLo Green (“The King And I”), release his second greatest hits collection, Curtain Call 2 via Shady Records/Aftermath Entertainment/Interscope Records, and receive his nomination for induction into the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame coming on November 5th.
Now, the iconic artist is releasing the deluxe edition of the 8 Mile soundtrack, commemorating the 20th anniversary of the now-classic movie and its accompanying album, on October 28th.
“‘I’m still standing here screaming ‘f*** the Free World,”” Em tweeted, referencing his line from the movie. “#8Mile 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of the soundtrack drops on streaming Friday!”
8 Mile: Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture, was originally released on October 29, 2002, and featured Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Nas, Rakim, and Gang Starr among others.
The album’s lead single “Lose Yourself” is certified 13x platinum by the RIAA, with the 8 Mile soundtrack currently at 4x platinum, while also becoming the first rap song to win an Oscar (for Best Original Song) as one of its many accolades.
There is no word as of yet whether there will be any additional new music featured in the deluxe edition.
Check out Eminem announcing the upcoming deluxe edition of the 8 Mile soundtrack below: