Eminem pens ode to Detroit

April 7th, 2009 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS  

London, April 7 (IANS) Rapper Eminem has paid a musical tribute to his native city Detroit that has been hit hard by recession.
Detroit has been hit harder than most US regions as the economic crisis deepens and threatens the Michigan carmaking industry. But Eminem is offering hope to those fearing the worst in the form of a hard-hitting new public service announcement, reported contactmusic.com.

“Detroit. There is a resilience that rises from somewhere deep in your streets. You can’t define it but you can feel it; you can feel it overflowing from the people who call you home. Your name still carries with it the idea of a nation built on steel, muscle and sweat. You became the city that carried a country,” reads the song.

“When you hurt we hurt. Your streets witness our struggle. We remain Detroit. My home, the home of Motown, Cadillac and Joe Louis. You’ve built us, you’ve moved us, you’ve shaped us.”

The rapper’s ode to his hometown was filmed to celebrate the city and give national attention to its dilemmas.

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