How Fredro Starr Discovered an Onyx Song Was In '8 Mile'

By Kiani Shabazz

Onyx member Fredro Starr has revealed he is still getting paid royalties for crafting the group’s 1995 classic “Last Dayz.” 

In a recent interview with VladTV, the Onyx co-founder explained that the track received second life after fans discovered the song’s instrumental during the closing rap battle scene in Eminem’s cult classic film 8 Mile. But it wasn’t until the movie’s premiere when Starr found it the song he produced made the feature film’s soundtrack. 

“I didn’t even know the beat was in the movie. Nobody told me and there was no clearance… Eminem is battling [Lotto], and then the beat comes on, I caught the ill chills. I was like, ‘Oh shit, this beat is in the movie?!’

“Just to see Eminem rhyming on that beat was inspirational. I was like, ‘This n-gga is rhyming on my beat that I cooked up on the SP-1200.’ It’s in the 8 Mile movie and royalties are still popping.”

“Last Dayz” was the second single on Onyx’s 1995 All We Got Iz Us album and peaked at No. 89 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Check out the classic track produced by Fredro Starr below.