Healthcare workers in Detroit are getting a nice surprise. Eminem, who grew up in Detroit, is now giving something back to his hometown while the coronavirus is ongoing.
The rapper is distributing “Mom’s Spaghetti” to healthcare workers. He refers to that spaghetti in the opening lines of the song, “Lose Yourself” that won a 2002 Oscar.
Henry Ford Health System received the food after it was delivered by a local catering company, Union Joints. The tubs of spaghetti were labeled as “Mom’s Spaghetti” and had a note saying “Thank you frontline caregivers.” It also had the logo of Shady Records.
“Our #HealthcareHeroes ‘lost themselves’ in the delicious Mom’s Spaghetti donated by Detroit’s very own, @eminem. Thank you for providing a special meal for our team members!” the hospital system wrote on Instagram and Twitter.
Our #HealthcareHeroes “lost themselves” in the delicious Mom’s Spaghetti donated by Detroit’s very own, @Eminem. Thank you for providing a special meal for our team members! 🍝 pic.twitter.com/HyKXzzyhJ5
— Henry Ford News (@HenryFordNews) April 22, 2020
Eminem worked with an organization that supports at-risk youth, the Marshall Mathers Foundation, when making the donation. According to CNN, they also donated spaghetti to Detroit Medical Center and are planning on giving meals to other area hospitals soon.
Thank you Union Joints for the generous donation of meals to support our staff. They served one of their specialties, also a favorite of Eminem, titled “Mom’s Spaghetti.” We offer our heartfelt thanks and are grateful for the support. #DetroitStrong #ACommunityBuiltOnCare pic.twitter.com/17041kJAb4
— Detroit Medical Ctr (@DMC_Heals) April 21, 2020
Eminem has partnered with Union Joints in the past when serving “Mom’s Spaghetti” during the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in 2018. It was served at a pop-up stand.
“Lose Yourself” was released in 2002 and was the original song in the “8 Mile” film. That film follows Eminem as he gets his start as a rapper. An Academy award was eventually given for the Best Original Song in a movie.
Eminem is now a musical artist that is one of the best-selling of all time, with more than 220 million records sold.SKM: below-content placeholder