Whereas Eminem is without doubt one of the most extremely regarded MCs of all time, one among his different passions is his memorabilia assortment. He just lately shared that one among his most prized possessions is a sealed cassette tape of Nas’ traditional debut album “Illmatic.” Em recalled spending round $600 to purchase it. The rapper just lately hopped on Clubhouse to speak about his upcoming NFT drop Shady Con and his supervisor Paul Rosenburg and DJ Whoo Child, the place he spoke about his huge assortment.

When requested about probably the most cherished gadgets in his assortment, Em didn’t hesitate together with his reply. “It’s opened however I obtained it unopened; I simply opened it. And my most coveted must be Illmatic, by Nas, as a result of that f**king factor — man, I couldn’t discover that sh*t nowhere,” he answered. “I lastly discovered one and it value like 500, 600 {dollars}…for a sealed copy of Illmatic. As a result of who the f**ok had a replica of Illmatic and didn’t open it? No one.” 

When requested about probably the most cherished gadgets in his assortment, Em didn’t hesitate together with his reply. “It’s opened however I obtained it unopened; I simply opened it. And my most coveted must be Illmatic, by Nas, as a result of that f**king factor — man, I couldn’t discover that sh*t nowhere,” he answered. “I lastly discovered one and it value like 500, 600 {dollars}…for a sealed copy of Illmatic. As a result of who the f**ok had a replica of Illmatic and didn’t open it? No one.” 

going to have a fucking Illmatic tape and never open it.”

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In a press release in promotion of Shady Con, the hip hop legend revealed that he’d been a collector since he was a child.

“I’ve been accumulating since I used to be a child, the whole lot from comedian books to baseball playing cards to toys, in addition to each rap album on cassette I may get my fingers on,” Em defined. “Not a lot has modified for me as an grownup. I’ve tried to re-create a few of these collections from that point in my life, and I do know I’m not alone.  I needed to present this drop the identical vibe of, ‘Oh, man I gotta get simply that one or perhaps even the entire set!’  It’s been plenty of enjoyable developing with concepts from my very own accumulating ardour.”

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When Em was requested how a lot he thinks an unopened cassette copy of his debut album, The Slim Shady LP, would go for, he mentioned “twelve cents.” 

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