Eminem to host rap contest

London: American rapper Eminem is set to return to his hometown of Detroit, Michigan, to host a rap contest in the style of the famous hip-hop battle in his semi-autobiographical movie ‘8 Mile’.

The ‘Superman’ hitmaker has signed up to host a freestyle rap contest called the "Red Bull EmSee: The Road to 8 Mile National Finals", which will see eight aspiring stars compete against each other in scenes similar to the hit 2002 film, reports thetimesherald.com.

The finalists, who have been picked from regional heats across the US, will perform in front of the superstar, who will then decide the winner.

The event will be held at Detroit`s St. Andrews Hall Aug 26.


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