Eminem Drops New Single ‘Houdini’ Referencing Megan Thee Stallion, Steve Miller Band and 2002 Single ‘Without Me’


Eminem, the legendary rapper, stunned fans by releasing the first track of his eagerly anticipated album, The Death of Slim Shady (Coup de Grâce), at midnight on Friday. The single, titled Houdini, is an attractive mix of bounce and grit, that included a catchy melody sampled from the Steve Miller Band’s 1982 song, Abracadabra, and echoes of Eminem’s own 2002 blockbuster hit, Without Me.

In Houdini, Eminem shows his typical humour and irreverence, giving a vibrant performance that takes listeners through his past and present. With a cameo-rich video adding to the spectacle, the single finds the rap maestro in peak form, giving a funny yet cutting commentary on his life in the 1990s versus the contemporary landscape.

The rapper also took a playful aim at fellow hip-hop artist Megan Thee Stallion, rapping “If I was to ask for Megan Thee Stallion if she would collab with me, would I really have a shot at a feat?”

Fans are thrilled about the release, with comments like “What a way to take Kendrick and Drake out of the spotlight” and “This sounds like early 2000s Em.”