Eminem Selling Bricks

To mark the 16-year anniversary of Marshall Mathers LP, Eminem is selling bricks and dog tags made from the remains of his childhood home. The premises were destroyed in 2013 because of health and safety issues.

The selection of collectables being sold on Eminem’s website include bricks for $300 (£215) and wooden dog tags for $28 (£19).

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Although £215 for a brick might seem pricey, Eminem commented about the new sale in a recent Twitter post, mentioning the unusual merchandise as “once-in-a-lifetime collectables created from the remains of what has become a very iconic symbol for me and my career”.

His Detroit home, where the bricks and wood were recovered, was featured on the album sleeve of The Marshall Mathers LP cassette tape, which – back when it was released in 2000 – sold more than 11 million copies in the US alone.

Each of the 700 bricks comes with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, a handwritten signature, display stand, a plaque and a re-release of the cassette tape, plus wooden dog tags.

Throughout Eminem’s career, he has sold more than 172 million albums, has millions of fans world-wide and is known for being the ‘king of Hip Hop’, thanks to Rolling Stone. To some, Eminem’s new merchandise is just bricks and wood, but to his fans, these collectables are a piece of musical history and symbolise Eminem’s career being built brick by brick.