Eminem is currently going viral with a rant against Donald Trump delivered in a Detroit car park as part of the BET Hip Hop Awards. You’ve more than likely seen it, or at least snippets, but the full video is at the bottom of the post. The 44-year-old rapper finishes his rant with a message to any of his Trump-supporting fans, saying, “I’m drawing in the sand a line, you’re either for or against.”
In it, Slim Shady wears a 35th anniversary G-Shock which is Casio’s seventh collaboration watch with artist and graphic designer Eric Haze. The limited edition GA700EH-1A model has a black and white colour scheme that appears solid from the front aspect, but the band gradates from black to white with thick brushstrokes of white paint. 2017 is printed on the underside of the band, and there is a signature star at the tip. Haze’s logo is engraved on the caseback. The watch also features a super illuminator LED light, chunky 3D black and white hands, five-year battery life, 200m water resistance and shock resistance, as well as world time (in 31 time zones, 48 cities + UTC), four daily alarms and one snooze alarm, 1/100th second stopwatch, 1/10th countdown timer, 12/24 hour formats and a hand retract function. All of that tech is housed in a 53.4mm case. It’s a big old monochrome monster.
Highsnobiety quotes Eric Haze‘s thoughts on the collab: “This most recent design represents a style of brush painting I have been developing seriously over the last five years. The beauty of the relationship Casio and I have developed for over 20 years now, is that they trust and allow me to follow a new direction for every project, which keeps the work fresh for both myself and the audience. I am very proud of our work together and excited to reveal more ahead at G-Shock’s 35th anniversary in November.” Priced at $140USD
It’s not the first time Eminem has rocked a G-Shock. Five years ago, a limited edition G-Shock x EMINƎM Limited Edition 30th Anniversary Watch was released in his honour.