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The film, which contains autobiographical elements from Eminem's life, follows white rapper B-Rabbit Eminem and his attempt to launch a career in hip hop , a genre dominated by African-Americans. The title is derived from 8 Mile Road , the highway between the predominantly black city of Detroit and the largely white suburban communities to the north. It opened at No. Eminem is a young, unhappy blue-collar worker from a poor family.