Born of Fire
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Born of Fire
Born of Fire
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Eminem looks at the camera with a choir standing behind him to speak the final line of the commercial.
Running time2:02
Release date(s)February 6, 2011 (2011-02-06)
CountryUnited States

"Born of Fire", also known as "Imported from Detroit",[3] is the television commercial that introduced the Chrysler 200 to the public. The commercial ran for the first time during Super Bowl XLV, and, at two minutes long, it is one of the longest commercials ever shown on such event.

The commercial tells the contemporary history of the city of Detroit, through the use of narrative (provided by Rockford, Michigan resident Kevin Yon[2]) and crisp images, while juxtaposing the grimness of the city against the portrayed luxury of the car. American rapper Eminem, who is from the Detroit area, drives the Chrysler 200 through the city to the Fox Theatre, passing by several neighborhoods and landmarks. Upon arriving, he walks inside the theater to the stage, where the Selected of God choir[1] is singing. Eminem then walks on the stage and says to the camera, "This is the Motor City, and this is what we do." An instrumental version of his song, "Lose Yourself", plays in the background throughout much of the ad, with the aforementioned choir providing additional source music. It was created by Wieden + Kennedy and has been voted by the public and the media as one of the greatest commercials of all time.[]

Its airing is credited with revitalizing the image of Detroit, Chrysler, and the American automotive industry.[]



  1. ^ a b Woods, Ashley C. (December 23, 2011). "'Born of Fire' Chrysler 200 ad featuring Eminem was simply the best of 2011". Advance Digital. Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ a b Recker, Rachael (February 7, 2011). "Rockford resident and 'my own worst critic' Kevin Yon thinks his voiceover for Eminem Chrysler commercial came out 'OK'". Advance Digital. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ Memmott, Mark (February 8, 2011). "Eminem's 'Imported from Detroit' Super Bowl Ad For Chrysler Scores Big : The Two-Way". NPR. Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ "Impressions of the Chrysler Super Bowl ad". Michigan Radio. 2011-02-07. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "Chrysler Super Bowl Ad: Shift On 'Imported From Detroit'?". Retrieved .
  6. ^ "Chrysler's Stunning New 200 Finally Does Justice To Eminem's Super Bowl Ad". 2014-01-13. Retrieved .
  7. ^ Tetzeli, Rick (2011-02-07). "Super Bowl Ad Stories: Chrysler, Eminem Break an Awkward Silence in Detroit". Retrieved .

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