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FERNDALE, MI-The studio where the Real Slim Shady made his name is up for sale. Music producer A.J. Abdullah is selling Studio 8 on Eight Mile in Ferndale that was used to make the superhit “My Name is” by local rap star Eminem, who is also known as Slim Shady and by his given name, Marshall Mathers.

The CD sold about 5 million copies. “The recording studio is still intact, but the equipment is not part of the sale,” says David Giltner, senior vice president of Grubb & Ellis in Southfield, which is listing the property. “It’s in great shape and was recently renovated.”

The 1,500-sf building, owned by Abdullah, will be auctioned in eBay’s commercial real estate section for 30 days. The minimum bid is $215,000.

Abdullah is spending more time in New York and decided to sell the studio, Giltner explains. Abdullah helped Eminem record “The Slim Shady LP.” He lived in a second-floor apartment there during the recording sessions. The building was dubbed “The Bassment” by Mark and Jeff Bass, who also helped produce the album.

Giltner and G&E’s Alan Holt are the listing brokers for the property, located at 430 W. Eight Mile. The building is also included in the Anthony Bozza book “Whatever You Say I Am: The Life and Times ofEminem.”

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