On Nov. 8, 2002, Marshall Mathers, better known as Eminem, released the movie 8 Mile loosely based on his life story. Born in Kansas, Eminem and his family shuffled back and forth between Detroit and Kansas City during his childhood. He spent three years in the 9th grade and finally ended up at Lincoln High School (on 9 Mile Rd) , where he dropped out.
After several years of attempting to break into Detroit’s hip-hop industry through rap battles, Eminem eventually became a household name after hip-hop artist and producer Dr. Dre got him signed to a record label.
Source: Michigan Every Day