Eminem is selling off his childhood home... and he's doing it brick by brick. The rapper has listed a large collection of collectibles that made up parts of the home he grew up in, on his website.
No. It doesn't look like the award-winning artiste has put up the sale to patch up any leaky financial situation. According to BBC, his smart investments and sizeable profits made from the sale of his albums should be keeping him flush. Instead it looks to be more a chance for fans to get a little piece of Eminem history.
The sale is his way of celebrating the 16th anniversary of the Marshall Mathers LP that earned Eminem a Grammy for best rapper and went on to sell over 11 million copies in the US, not to mention those sold everywhere else in the world.
"Today is the #MMLP 16th anniversary! In 2013 we revisited my childhood home for the sequel and later had the opportunity to put together some once in a lifetime collectables created from the remains of what has become a very iconic symbol for me and my career," he wrote alongside a photo of himself on Instagram.
In 2013, the Detroit house 19946 Dresden, was labelled unfit to reside in due to health and safety issues and was torn down. Now Marshall B Mathers has listed bricks from the structure for sale at $300 (£215), dog tags made from wood used in the house for $28 (£19) along with a cassette version of his The Marshall Mathers LP and tee-shirt.
A total of 700 bricks are up for grabs, with each one being accompanied by a numbered certificate of authority, his signature and a display stand with a commemorative plaque.
In 2013, Eminem released his most recent album — Marshall Mathers LP2 — a re-visitation of the previous album, both of which featured the rapper's childhood home on the cover. Since then he has worked on a couple of remixes and guest appearances of other artists' tracks but spends more time performing live. Most recently, he performed at Coachella alongside Rihanna.