“Lose Yourself” by Eminem – 2002

This week Detroit native Sean Nader grabs the mic to take one shot at the 2002 mega hit “Lose Yourself” by Eminem. From the soundtrack to his autobiographical film, “8 Mile”, this song marks the height of Eminem’s career commercially and is considered by many critics to be his finest work. With lyrics that sum up the underdog story of the movie, and an urgent delivery paired with tense, building instrumentation, this song has been called one of best hip hop songs ever produced, as well as the ultimate song to listen to at the gym. What exactly is 8 Mile? How did mom’s spaghetti get on his sleeve if he hadn’t yet moved back in with his mom? How much battle rapping was really going on in Detroit in 1995? All these questions and more will be answered in this weeks episode of Single File.

“Lose Yourself” by Eminem – 2002

This week Detroit native Sean Nader grabs the mic to take one shot at the 2002 mega hit “Lose Yourself” by Eminem. From the soundtrack to his autobiographical film, “8 Mile”, this song marks the height of Eminem’s career commercially and is considered by many critics to be his finest work.

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