Buy a brick from rapper’s home
WHAT with everybody stealing music these days, artists have to earn their money in other ways, such as, oh, selling bricks.
At shop.eminem.com — rapper Eminem’s official website — you can buy an actual brick from the actual house in Detroit where he actually grew up. Really.
His 2000 album The Marshall Mathers LP — the middle part being his birth name — is now 16 years old, and there’s a limited-edition re-release. The album’s cover, you’ll recall, had a picture of MM sitting in front of his house; hence the brick gimmick.
Like much of the Motor City’s housing stock, the home was a tumbledown wreck. It was demolished in 2013. Only 700 bricks were salvaged for sale. The brick/album combo will cost you US$313 (313 being Detroit’s area code). The brick comes with a numbered certificate of authenticity and a display stand.