By Neil Drumming
Updated November 15, 2002 at 05:00 AM EST

Eminem not only brings you three solo cuts in the 8 Mile soundtrack but also introduces his new posse — fellow Detroit rapper Obie Trice and New Yorker 50 Cent — who further his franchise with their own sneering nihilism. Nas and Macy Gray underwhelm, but the big problem is Em’s dreary production, which threatens even a dazzling verse from Jay-Z.