If you've ever wanted to own a piece of Eminem's iconic childhood home, now is your chance. To celebrate the 16th anniversary of his groundbreaking album The Marshall Mathers LP, Eminem is selling a number of collectibles related to the album. The most notable item is an actual brick from the walls of his childhood home. The house appeared on the cover of both his 2000 album The Marshall Mathers LP and its followup, 2013's The Marshall Mathers LP 2.
The bricks were taken by Eminem's team soon after their revisit to the house to shoot the MMLP2's cover. The building was damaged by a fire, and ended up being demolished by the city of Detroit for safety reasons. As such, these bricks are the last physical manifestation of the iconic home where Eminem grew up. There are only 700 of them available, each with a special case and a commemorative plaque. “In 2013 we revisited my childhood home for the sequel and later had the opportunity to put together some once in a lifetime collectibles created from the remains of what has become a very iconic symbol for me and my career," Eminem wrote on Instagram.
The bricks are available for $313, packaged with a cassette reissue of The Marshall Mathers LP. For $350, you can also score a t-shirt and a dog tag with the building's address of 19946 Dresden Way in Detroit. The dog tags are also made with wood salvaged from the home. Other packages, without the brick, are also available to purchase on his website.
Some of the proceeds from the sale will go the Marshall Mathers Foundation, which provides charitable support to at-risk youth in Michigan and throughout the United States.