Eminem is regarded as one of the most prominent rappers of all time. The Detroit rapper has a long list of accomplishments behind him. Eminem’s childhood home in Detroit will now be taken over by bees.
After purchasing the vacant land, a non-profit organization by the name of Detroit Hives is constructing a bee sanctuary on the location of Eminem’s childhood house. According to the Detroit News, Detroit Hives is constructing a bee sanctuary where Eminem formerly lived. The former haunts of Slim Shady will be transformed into the Dresden Pollinator Habitat. Detroit Hives co-founder Timothy Paule Jackson recently made a statement.
The new home will be built just like a beehive. We have to create a colony. We have extra hives at several locations that we can relocate a colony and have those boxes ready (at Dresden) by middle of October. Most residents want to see flowers, a place kids can go up and down safe and free from trash and blight, and that’s what we want too.
For $3,000, Jackson and his fiancé Nicole Lindsey purchased two additional properties and the location of Eminem’s former residence. With assistance from the Detroit Black Farmerland Fund, the directors of the Detroit Hives made the purchases. Urban bee farms are the goal of the couple’s NGO, which tries to convert abandoned properties.
On the front cover of his 2000 album The Marshall Mathers LP, Eminem’s boyhood house was depicted. The Marshall Mathers LP 2’s cover from 2013 also featured it. Due to fire damage, the home was demolished by the State of Michigan in 2013. Stay tuned to Thirsty for more such news.
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