The Rap Map

8 Mile & Van Dyke

From “Yellow Brick Road” by Eminem

Lyrics

Just to get picked up to get me a lift to 8 mile and Van Dyke
And steal a god damn bike from somebody's backyard

About

There’s a road every mile in Detroit — 7 Mile, 8 Mile, 9 Mile, etc. all the way up to 16 Mile. The famous 8 Mile is the boundary between the wealthier part of Detroit to the north and the ghetto part of Detroit to the south. Being from north of 8 Mile is considered pussy in Detroit rap circles