Ferndale, MI (December 15, 2004)–The Detroit studio where Eminem recorded his hit “My Name Is” for The Slim Shady LP album is set to go on sale today on the online auction site eBay. The 700-square-foot Studio 8 was used by Eminem in 1997 to record the 1999 CD that has sold about 5 million copies.
“The recording studio is still intact, but the equipment is not part of the sale,” said David Giltner, senior vice president of the real estate company Grubb & Ellis, which is listing the property. “It’s in great shape and was recently renovated.”
The building, located in the Detroit suburb of Ferndale and owned by producer A.J. Abdullah, will be auctioned in eBay’s commercial real estate section for 30 days. The minimum bid is $215,000. Abdullah is spending more time in New York and decided to sell the studio, according to Giltner.
Abdullah helped Eminem record “The Slim Shady LP.” He lived in a second-floor apartment there during the recording sessions. The 1,500-square-foot building was dubbed “The Bassment” after Mark and Jeff Bass, who also helped produce the album. The Bass brothers have worked on Eminem’s other CDs, including last month’s release, Encore, which has sold about 2 million copies. The latest CD also was recorded in Ferndale at 54 Sound and FBT Studios.