‘8 Mile’ Portrays Detroit Hip Hop As Better Than It Was

Brian McCollum of TeenMusic.com says ’s new movie ‘8 Mile’ shows the Detroit hip-hop scene as better than it really was. McCollum says, “Finding good Detroit hip-hop in the mid-1990s was often an exercise in patience. Many young rappers were loathe to innovate, mimicking the commercial sounds out of L.A. and New York. Local stations mostly ignored hometown artists. Hip-hop showcases at clubs like the Shelter and the Palladium — including nights with — usually played to sparse audiences.” The full story at Teenmusic.com has since been removed.


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