A real-life stan of Eminem's named Tom MacDonald dropped $100k on a beat that Em offered as a non-fungible token (NFT), flipping the frantic instrumental into a song called "Dear Slim."
The music video has earned more than 4 million views in just a few days and was trending in the top 10 on YouTube.
The 3-minute video pays homage to Eminem's iconic 2000 visuals for "Stan," the spark that ignited the entire stan craze. MacDonald can be seen sitting on top of a wet and battered Monte Carlo, referencing the crash at the end of the original video where Stan drunkenly drives his car off a bridge.
"Whether you love me or hate me or think I’m crazy / Dropped a hundred grand to get a beat from Shady / I really hope when I bought it he wasn’t angry / But I really had to tell him that he made me," MacDonald raps.
As a rapper, MacDonald has a surprisingly strong following. The 32-year-old has been dropping music since 2017 and his biggest release to date is "Everybody Hates Me" with over 23.6 million Spotify plays. He's originally from Vancouver, Canada, and markets himself as an independent artist.
The beat itself – fittingly dubbed "Stan's Revenge" – was packaged as part of Em's larger "ShadyCon" NFT offering in April. He partnered with Nifty Getaway to sell not only original instrumentals but action figures.
In other bizarre Slim Shady news, Seth Rogen recently revealed via his new book, "Yearbook," that he auditioned for the role of Cheddar Bob, Eminem's goofy friend in '8 Mile' who notoriously shoots himself with his own gun.
Rogen also brought his friend and fellow actor Jason Segel to audition with him, but they couldn't make it through without "laughing hysterically."