It was a t-shirt that first introduced us to the Detroit Vs. Everybody cry. Eminem then put the us-against-them message to song.
Now comes the video follow-up to the November release and the worldwide audience that will view the black-and-white scenes of grimy and abandoned spots, the solid sports meccas and local monuments that are the backdrops for Detroit rappers as they wax on what’s good and bad about the city with a fight to fight.
For Eminem’s part (he was raised in part in Warren, worked in St. Clair Shores and now lives in northern Macomb County) he promises to never leave the bitch. It may not be fodder for chamber, economic development or tourism officials, wanting to retain and attract talent, but there’s no denying that the city will be in the heads of countless fans – for better or worse.
"The approach definitely suits the song and its gritty portrayal of Detroit, lending a kind of personality and romanticism to all that darkness and intensity."
Read more and watch the video here.