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12/14/2004 6:00:58 AM

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The studio where rapper Eminem recorded his hip hop hit "My Name Is" will go up for sale Wednesday on the Internet auction site eBay.

The 700-square-foot Studio 8 in Ferndale, located on Eight Mile near Woodward, was used by Eminem in 1997 to record his CD "The Slim Shady LP." The CD was released in 1999 and has since sold nearly 5 million copies.

"The recording studio is still intact, but the equipment is not part of the sale," said David Giltner, senior vice president of Grubb & Ellis, a full-service real estate firm in Southfield that's listing the property. "It's in great shape and was recently renovated."

The building, owned by producer A.J. Abdullah, will be auctioned in eBay's commercial real estate section for 30 days. The minimum bid is $215,000. Abdullah, who couldn't be reached for comment, is spending more time in New York and decided to sell the studio, Giltner said.

Abdullah helped Eminem record "The Slim Shady LP." He lived in a second-floor apartment there during the recording sessions. The 1,500-square-foot building was dubbed "The Bassment" after Mark and Jeff Bass, who also helped produce the album.

The Bass brothers have worked on Eminem's other CDs, including last month's release, "Encore," which has sold close to 2 million records. The latest CD also was recorded in Ferndale at 54 Sound and FBT Studios.

Eminem's real name is Marshall Mathers III. He grew up in Macomb County and currently lives in a 29-room mansion in Rochester Hills.

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