Carlos Ramirez is a former editor at AOL Music. His writing has appeared on IGN, Bullz-Eye, Ultimate-Guitar, MetalSucks, PopDose, TheGauntlet and many other music destinations. Born and raised in Queens, N.Y., Ramirez resides in Los Angeles with his wife and baby daughter.
See the Cast of ‘8 Mile’ Then and Now
Music fans probably didn’t expect much from 2002′s ’8 Mile,’ after all, most hip-hop-related films, with a few exceptions, were either disappointing (‘Beat Street‘) or flat out embarrassing (‘Rappin’‘). But who were we to doubt Eminem?
See the Cast of ‘Beat Street’ Then and Now
Released around the time mainstream America first started to fall in love with hip-hop, 1984's 'Beat Street' is a film encompassing the three key elements of the movement: breakdancing, DJing and graffiti. Using the burgeoning hip-hop scene as its background, the movie follows the liv…