September 21, 2013


Eminem's Detroit Home Featured on 'MMLP2' Cover Art Up for Auction

Jeff Kravitz
Jeff Kravitz

Shout out to all those stuck perpetually humming the "8 Mile" theme song since 2002: congratulations, you can now prove your exact level of obsessive/creepy Eminem devotion!

The "Berzerk" rapper's childhood Detroit home (yep! 19946 Dresden—just south of Eight Mile Road) is now up for auction. 

And to add to the frenzy, Marshal Mathers just revealed the cover art for The Marshal Mathers LP 2 via Twitter, and like its LP predecessor of the same name, it also features a sepia-toned pic of the aging shack.

According to USA Today, casa de Slim Shady sits vacant and is currently owned by the Michigan Land Bank—a government run program that manages abandoned houses.

Em's mom, Deborah Mathers, officially bought the house back in 1987 for $19,900. She made a deal with the then owners to pay $3,000 down and $220 a month for the meager dwelling.

Since then, the property transferred ownership 10 times until 2001, when the Wayne county Treasurers Office foreclosed on the home for non-payment of taxes.

Michigan Land Bank Executive Director, Kim Homan, said they received the property last year after it failed to collect the minimum bid of $500 at auction.

"In a case like this, if the property is blighted, or the whole neighborhood is blighted, it would be unusual to get a buyer," she said. "Nobody knew it was Eminem's home, either."

Apparently having Eminem's name slapped on a property changes the minimum big a bit.

And if you've got your $1 mill ready, the good news is there's no need to hire a real estate agent to find out what you're getting before you put in that bid; the best pic of your new abode (in all its boarded up, overgrown glory) is the one above!

The Marshall Mathers LP2 is set to drop November 5th.