Revisit " Sister, Sister " and more '90s TV throwbacks that need a revival now. See our picks list. The rap group NWA emerges from the mean streets of Compton in Los Angeles, California, in the mids and revolutionizes Hip Hop culture with their music and tales about life in the hood. The life and death story of The Notorious B. Christopher Wallace , who came straight out of Brooklyn to take the world of rap music by storm. Follows the lives of three young males living in the Crenshaw ghetto of Los Angeles, dissecting questions of race, relationships, violence, and future prospects. A tale of an inner city drug dealer who turns away from crime to pursue his passion, rap music. A wrongfully expelled Harvard undergrad moves to London, where he is introduced to the violent underworld of football hooliganism. Two homies, Smokey and Craig Jones, smoke a dope dealer's weed and try to figure a way to get the two hundred dollars they owe to the dealer by 10 p. Uncle Elroy and Day Day owe money on taxes so Craig finds a way to steal from the next door neighbors to pay off the taxes so Uncle Elroy's house doesn't get put up for auction.
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Some unlikely facts about the Eminem film. People were generally a bit sniffy when rapper Eminem decided he was going into movies, expecting something a bit Ja Rule or Vanilla Ice. But he showed them, with a critical hit, a box office smash and an Oscar. How much do you know about 8 Mile? Eminem was asked by director Curtis Hanson to dye his hair back to its natural brown.
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The film, which contains autobiographical elements from Eminem's life, follows white rapper B-Rabbit Eminem and his attempt to launch a career in hip hop , a genre dominated by African-Americans. The title is derived from 8 Mile Road , the highway between the predominantly black city of Detroit and the largely white suburban communities to the north. It opened at No. The film takes influence from Eminem's life before fame. Jimmy has moved back north of 8 Mile Road to the run-down trailer home in Warren, Michigan of his alcoholic mother Stephanie, his younger sister Lily, and Stephanie's abusive live-in boyfriend Greg. Although encouraged by his friends, Jimmy worries about his potential as a rapper. One night, Jimmy freezes during a rap battle at a local venue, the Shelter, and he leaves the stage humiliated.