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Eminem just hooked up the graduating seniors in Flint, Mich. with a pair of Beats By Dre headphones. He did it through his Marshall Mathers Foundation, and also gave a pre-recorded speech during the ceremony.
“What’s up Class of 2017?” he said. “I just want to say congratulations to the graduating seniors of Flint Northwestern, Flint Southwestern and Flint Accelerated Learning Academy. Congrats to all your guys’ hard work, man. You earned this moment.”
The cool part is that Em didn’t make the seniors wait to get their pricey headphones. They actually received them at the ceremony after their name was called.
“I thought he was just going to give his speech on the speaker, and it just was going to be that,” said Betty Davis, one of the graduates. “I greatly appreciate Eminem for giving out like he did. He didn’t have to and the fact that he can see so much potential in Flint and Flint students, it just makes the gift so much more worth keeping.”
Meanwhile, May 26 marked the 15th anniversary of The Eminem Show, and to celebrate, the rapper released some very fresh merchandise, including a cassette reissue, posters, shirts and other items, which you can purchase here.
It may be hard to believe, but most of those Flint graduates were around three years old when The Eminem Show dropped, so if they haven’t rocked to it yet, they can now do so with some quality headphones.
You can see the students receive their gift from Slim Shady below.