Other films have been made about him, but none have br even begun to scratch the surface of what drives br this amazing talent. Now, from the producers of br Welcome to Death Row, comes the film that cuts br through the speculation. Featuring extensive interviews br with his friends, family and others who knew br him in his formative years, here at last is the real 8-Mile! br br Using borrowed money, rapper Eminem recorded and released his 1996 debut Infinite. A year later, Dr. Dre learned of him br through a demo acquired by Interscope Records chief Jimmy Iovine. br Using his new Slim Shady persona, Eminem would take second place in the freestyle category at 1997's Rap Olympics in br Los Angeles. This was impressive enough for Dr. Dre, who signed the white rapper and released The Slim Shady LP in early 1999. br Selling over a million copies before year's end and landing at #1, Eminem's future was assured. br With his turbulent personal life, powder-keg temper and tendency to tangle with the law, it is still uncertain how long his career will br last before he burns out, but it's already obvious that his music has made history and will long outlast any controversy that dogs him.