Marshall Bruce Mathers III, popularly known as Eminem, had released ‘Lose Yourself’ 20 years ago today. As part of the ‘8 Mile’ Soundtrack, the track was written and produced by Eminem and Jeff Bass.
Clocking in at five minutes and a half, ‘Lose Yourself’ still remains of Eminem’s most personal records till date. The track was released just five months after his fourth studio album ‘The Eminem Show’ came out on May 26th, 2002.
‘Lose Yourself’ was Eminem’s first no. 1 at the Billboard Hot 100 and it remained at the top for 12 consecutive weeks. The Detroit-bred rapper had went on to win the ‘Academy Award for Best Original Song’ later that year making it the first hip-hop track to win an Academy in that category. He had also won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Song and Rap Solo Performance too.
Culture Haze has curated ‘Lose Yourself’ music video and the impact that it had on Eminem’s career below. Have a look.
‘Lose Yourself’ Music Video (Directed by Eminem & Paul Rosenberg)
Eminem Wins ‘Best Original Score’ at the 75th Academy Awards, 2003
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