Op-Ed: New Eminem video about Detroit leaks on YouTube

Posted Mar 9, 2011 by Renee Wilson
An unofficial video of what looks like to be part of a documentary of Eminem's concert in Detroit last summer leaks onto YouTube this week. Eminem speaks of nothing but good things about his hometown.
Marshall Mathers a.k.a Eminem
Marshall Mathers a.k.a Eminem
About one month ago Eminem was featured in a Chrysler commercial for Super Bowl XLV. It was based around three things, their new car, the 200, Eminem, and the city of Detroit.
It was a hit with people across the nation but more specifically speaking, Detroiters. I myself am a resident of the great city and I loved the commercial and how well Eminem and Chrysler represented what this city is all about. Detroit is Eminem’s hometown and pride and joy, people view the commercial as his love letter to the city.
Just yesterday, another video featuring Eminem and Detroit was leaked on YouTube. It’s a six minute and fourteen second video posted by an unofficial account named “CelticShady”.
The title of the video is “Eminem Home and Home Blu Ray Interview”. It is believed that this video is a possible preview of a documentary of Eminem’s concert last summer in the heart of Detroit, Comerica Park.
The video is nothing less than expected from Eminem. It features great shots from all around the city, interviews with key people from the city such as Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, Slows Bar-B-Q co-owner Phil Cooley, and WJLB disk jockey Bushman, and an interview with Eminem himself talking about the city and his struggles recovering from substance abuse.
At the beginning of the video Eminem's song "Not Afraid plays while clips of the crowd and Detroit show and text is displayed that says, "On September 4, 2010 Eminem and the people of Detroit came together to celebrate their ongoing RECOVERY."
Eminem says in the video, "There’s an energy around it that feels good. I mean, we’ve been through some hard times, but it feels like things are starting to look up."
It’s a very powerful and positive video not only for the city of Detroit but for Eminem himself, as well.