Eminem is heading back to his old stomping grounds to host his own competition rap battle competition fashioned after the famous battle scenes in his hit movie 8 Mile.
The Detroit rapper will host a freestyle rap competition titled “Red Bull EmSee: The Road to 8 Mile National Finals” at St. Andrews Hall in Detroit, one of the most legendary hip-hop venues in the country.
The rap battle will be similar to those featured in Em’s movie 8 Mile where he starred as “Rabbit,” an up and coming Detroit rapper.
The competition will feature eight rappers who emerged from regional battles in cities like New York, San Francisco and Philadelphia.
Slaughterhouse, the hip-hop foursome that is rumored to be signing a deal with Eminem’s Shady Records (and includes Detroit rapper Royce da 5’9″), will also perform at the event.
During the final showdown, Em himself will determine the winner is slated to take place on August 26th and
Tickets can be purchased for $8 from LiveNation.com.
In related news, Eminem’s most recent album Recovery has been certified double platinum by the RIAA after a summertime of airplay across the country.