Eminem announced a free subscription to his SiriusXM radio station Shade 45 to help people get through the coronavirus pandemic.
Music is one of the powerful tools that can help people manage their mental health, can entertain and educate them, which extremely important when people are stuck in the confines of their homes. Marshall referred exactly to this power when he announced on his social media:
The @Shade45 crew can help keep you sane. Right now, you get Shade 45 for free, along with full @SIRIUSXM access! https://www.siriusxm.com/offers/free-listen
The offer is on until May 15th.
— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) April 7, 2020
Since Shade 45 plays music that Eminem himself likes, including records from 50 Cent, Kendrick Lamar, Dr. Dre, Tech N9ne and Schoolboy Q. The channel also hosts the popular “Sway In The Morning Show” hosted by Sway Calloway.
It is just one of many gestures that artists do to help fight the pandemic. Royce da 5’9”, for instance, pledged to feed hospital stuff in Detroit.