Eminem Salutes Detroit in New Video

Eminem Salutes Detroit in New Video

The rapper pays homage to his hometown.

Published March 10, 2011

In recent weeks Eminem has emerged as Detroit's most high-profile ambassador by starring in a well-received GM Super Bowl commercial promoting the virtues of the economically challenged city. Now, his Motor City crusade keeps rolling with a new video called "Letter to Detroit."

In the clip, the 8 Mile star narrates a montage of Detroit residents and iconic cityscapes with enough rhetorical gusto to boost the morale of a whole metropolitan area. He speaks directly to the city itself with a solemn, acoustic-guitar backing.

"You carried our nation from infancy, to industry," Em says. "There is a resilience that comes from somewhere deep in your streets."

There are certainly worse proponents for a city to have in its corner. The rapper recently became the most "Liked" living artist on Facebook and received a diamond plaque for his 2002 album The Eminem Show.

Written by Reggie Ugwu


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