''Both sides of 8 Mile Road are poor, but there's a definite dividing line between the black and white sides. And that's where the name of the film came from. The studio didn't want to do it, but I insisted on shooting in Detroit. It was great to be home, but still, filming '8 Mile' was a real grind. I'd go over to the studio trailer and lay some vocals down. I was sitting there writing ''Lose Yourself'' in between shooting scenes and taking care of my kids'' - Eminem
''We started ‘Lose Yourself’ in September of ‘01, and it came out in ‘02. So it took about a year, back-and-forth, to complete. I’d say it took about a year to really develop that song. It wasn’t until Eminem got the script for the movie where he came up with the lyrics and everything. It just came together. But something about the mode of the music really touched us. We kept pulling it out of the computer every so often to revisit it, to see if it could spark anything in us. We loved the track.'' - Jeff Bass (songwriter)
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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