Eminem Grants One Teenage Fan’s Final Wish
Many Eminem Heads know how much the superstar admires the life and music of Tupac Shakur. Eminem even worked extensively, as a producer, on some of ‘Pac’s posthumous albums, including 2006’s Pac’s Life.
Although a lot can be said about the final years of 2Pac’s life, one moment always speaks incredibly loud. The MC’s publishing company, which can be found in many of the later albums, was called “Joshua’s Dream.” The name stems from 2Pac’s visit to a dying adolescent Maryland fan named Joshua. After receiving a letter from Joshua’s parents, the Interscope Records MC traveled to the Chesapeake to meet the boy, spend time with him, and reportedly take him to a basketball game. Upon Joshua’s subsequent death, ‘Pac changed his publishing company from “Ghetto Gospel,” and keep the new name through his own 1996 death.
It seems as though Eminem has a lot in common with this heart-wrenching story.
The Detroit, Michigan MC/producer, who is also a father, received word through social media a 17 year-old fan named Gage Geramo was suffering from a terminal bone cancer, Osteosarcoma. More than anything, Gage wished to meet the Shady Records founder. After the request post went viral, Em’s Bad Meets Evil partner Royce Da 5’9″ confirmed to fans that the dream came true. “Mission accomplished,” Royce wrote on Instagram with a photo of Geramo. “God Bless this beautiful kid and thank you guys for all your hard work…”