£216 will get you a slice of Marshall Mathers’ upbringing
Eminem is selling bricks from his childhood home, alongside dog tags made of wood from the Detroit house where the rapper grew up.
A total of 700 bricks are being sold on Eminem’s website, alongside copies of his 2000 album ‘The Marshall Mathers LP’ on cassette. The sleeve of the album is of his Detroit neighbourhood.
Mathers’ house was demolished as being unsafe in November 2013 – the same month Eminem’s most recent album ‘The Marshall Mathers LP 2’ was released. The album features a photo of the home where he was raised by his mother Debbie. At the time of the demolition, Mathers ensured that most of the rubble from the home was kept in storage.
Prices for the memorabilia range from $28 (£19) for a dog tag made of wood from the house, to $350 (£242) for a brick, dog tag, cassette and Marshall Mathers LP T-shirt. The cheapest brick price is $313 (£216). Each brick comes with a certificate of authenticity signed by Eminem.
There is no explanation on Eminem’s website as to why he is choosing to sell off the bricks now.
Since the release of The Marshall Mathers LP 2, Eminem has guested on remixes of The Weeknd’s ‘The Hills’ and Yelawolf’s ‘Best Friend’. He also contributed two songs to the soundtrack of boxing movie ‘Southpaw’. His most recent UK concerts were at Wembley Stadium in July 2014.