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Eminem sells off bits of iconic home

Do Not UseDo Not Use 24/05/2016 By Nesta McGregor
Eminem © Getty Images Eminem

Eminem's found a unique way to mark 16 years since the release of his Marshall Mathers LP.

Eminem and Rihanna © Getty Images Eminem and Rihanna

He's selling bricks and bits of wood from the house pictured on the iconic album cover.

The rapper won the best rap album Grammy for the Marshall Mathers LP which has sold more than 11 million copies in the US alone.

Eminem will also re-release a version of the album on cassette to mark the anniversary.

Eminem announced the news on Instagram.

It's unlikely the move is for financial reasons given Eminem's back catalogue and smart business investments.

Instead it's perhaps more of an opportunity for fans to get their hands on a piece of music history.

The Detroit house featured on the album sleeve is where the rapper grew up and where most of his early lyrics were written.

The property was torn down in 2013 due to health and safety issues.

Listings on Eminem's website show bricks on sale for $300 (£215) and dog tags, made from wood used in the house, for $28 (£19).

Not everyone is happy about Eminem's decision to sell of parts of his childhood home though.

Eminem fan Randi won't be spending her money on the house parts.

Arrtus accused Eminem of being a hypocrite.

Eminem recently performed at Coachella music festival in Los Angeles, California alongside Rihanna.

In recent years he's been selective about his public appearances and performances.

The 43-year-old has spoken publicly about his battle with prescription drugs including an addiction to sleeping pills.

In 2005 he spent time in a treatment facility and went on to call his next studio album, Relapse.

Bizarrely historical documents recently showed that the American was linked to Welsh royalty.

Eminem is apparently related to 9th century Welsh King, Rhodri Mawr (the Great).

Records on a US genealogy site suggest the rapper is his 33rd great-grandfather.

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