MORE MUSIC FROM 8 Mile (Shady/Interscope) Rating NNN
To meet the needs of a growing audience who prefer Marshall Mathers the actor to Eminem the rapper, Slim Shady has shrewdly released a collection of thuggish hiphop from his 8 Mile flick without any of his own whiny rhyming. There's nothing here that anyone listening to hiphop seven years ago won't already be very familiar with: Wu-Tang Clan's C.R.E.A.M., ODB's Shimmy Shimmy Ya, Method Man's Bring The Pain, Mobb Deep's Shook Ones Pt. II, etc. But the hordes of younger people who discovered hiphop music through Eminem may find the collection valuable edutainment.