Eminem’s childhood home in Detroit has been put up for sale.
The house, which has now become part of hip-hop history, was even featured on the cover of 2000’s Marshall Mathers LP.
But the rapper, who used to live at 19946 Dresden St, just south of 8 Mile Road, apparently has not forgotten where he comes from.
Memories: Eminem’s Detroit house, where he started his hip-hop career is now up for sale
Eminem revealed at the weekend that the house will also be on the cover of forthcoming Marshall Mathers LP 2.
The 767-square-foot building with one bathroom, however doesn’t belong to the rapper, and is now up for auction through the Michigan Land Bank.
The house which is currently empty and boarded-up, is currently going for a minimum bid of $1,
according to the Detroit Free Press and reported in the Huffington Post.
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The Detroit Free Press alsofound records showing that Eminem’s mother bought the house for $19,900 in 1987.
Reports also showed she signed the deed over to Ann Investment in 1994, and the property was owned by about ten different parties before Wayne County Treasurer’s Office foreclosed the house in 2001.
Eminem and his mother Debbie Nelson have had a turbulent relationship, with many arguments happening inside the four walls of the Dresden Street house.
In Debbie;s 2008 book My Son Marshall, My Son Eminem, she described the house on Dresden.
‘Marshall loved it so much that he had a model of it made to take on tour with him,’ she wrote.
‘Even though we’d moved a lot, he always said the house on Dresden was his childhood home.’
According to MLive, property records show that it’s been in the Land Bank’s possession since last October.
According to the Free Press, the property is one of 4,000 others transferred to the Michigan Land Bank after it failed to sell for the minimum bid at auction last year.
Loved home: Eminem’s Detroit home is up for sale – and according to his mum, he even had a model of the house made to take on tour with him
Estimates on various listing sites put its value in the mid-$30,000s.
According to Detroit News, a previous owner once listed the house on eBay for $500,000, but received no bids.
Back in 2010, Eminem talked to Spin about how he’s visited his old home on Dresden Street as it’s changed over the years, and said: ‘It may sound corny, but I’ll go by and try to remember how things were when I was in those houses.
‘I’ll go back and remember, like, f***, man, how life was back then. How much of a struggle it was. As time goes by, you might get content and forget things.’
Can’t forget: In the past Eminem has often driven past the house on Dresden to see how it has changed over the years