8 Mile is a 2002 musical drama directed by Curtis Hanson and starring Marshal Mathers (Eminem), Kim Basinger, Mekhi Phifer and Britanny Murphy (RIP).
While telling the story of a character that closely parallels Eminem’s real life, it depicts mid-90’s Detroit and the hip-hop culture it imbued in such an evocative way that it has the potential to break down a lot of the standard prejudices that many people apply to rap artists.
Will 8 Mile give Dad insight into, and appreciation of, the roots of hip-hop music and culture, or will it reinforce his generation’s dismissive stance on “rap crap” and the artists who create it?
We’re breaking down barriers peeps… maybe… !?