Famous hip hop artist Eminem opens his own restaurant.

Austin Graft

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November 19, 2021

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Spaghetti. the classic dish that is taking the hip hop world by storm.

Yo, his palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy, there’s vomit on his sweater already, mom’s spaghetti -Eminem (Lose Yourself)

Marshall Mathers III, commonly known as Eminem, just opened Mom’s Spaghetti, a walk up spaghetti restaurant in his hometown of Detroit. The name is pulled from his 2002 smash hit ‘Lose Yourself’.

“The impact of [Lose Yourself] was huge since he’s one of the first major white male rappers,” junior Josh Ashcraft said. “He impacted the hip hop industry big time.”

A collaboration with Detroit’s Union Joints, the restaurant is on the ground floor directly below Eminem’s newly opened merchandise store, The Trailer.

Only time can tell if it will be great or close down due to no business.”

— Josh Ashcraft

Eminem’s team paired up with a local restaurant group to open a new, permanent location. Eminem himself served the first round of fans, affectionately known as “Stans,” on Sep. 29.

“Yes, it could be a massive thing for him,” said Ashcraft. “Only time can tell if it will be great or close down due to no business.”

The menu consists of three items. Mom’s Spaghetti, Mom’s Spaghetti with Meatballs and the ‘Sghetti Sandwich are all served takeaway style and with drinks. Whilst Eminem himself is not vegan, the menu generously offers vegan alternatives, including black bean meatballs.

The correct way to eat spaghetti, according to Eminem, is in a sandwich. He warned the first customers to put the spaghetti between two pieces of bread, or else.

Even the ongoing pandemic couldn’t stop the restaurant from opening, it was planned back in 2017 when the menu was originally written.

“I believe that [Mom’s Spaghetti] is a great idea,” freshman Colin Wilson said, although he is not convinced a walk-up restaurant is a good idea during the pandemic.

Thousands of hip hop fans will visit the restaurant regardless. Their dreams have come true, thanks to a hit song from 2002.

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