Jacob Mendez
Jacob Mendez

Eminem releases new single “Houdini”

Eminem is back in a big way. He has been considered one of the most popular rappers in the world for 20 years. He won, among others: 15 Grammy and Oscar statuettes. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in late 2022.

Now he announces a new album “The Death of Slim Shady (Coup De Grâce)”which is scheduled for release this summer.

The rapper first announced his plans during the Jimmy Kimmel show. Then, a casual post announcing the album's title appeared on social media. Later, the artist added a short trailer that took us to the crime scene.

“With his complex and often criticized rhymes, the blond antihero known as Slim Shadyhe had many enemies,” says the journalist appearing in the recording.

Then there is a fragment of an interview with 50 Cent, who says about the murdered musician: “He's not a friend, he's a psychopath.” This suggests that the death of Eminem's musical alter ego was only a matter of time.

The premiere of the song “Houdini” was announced together with the magician David Blaine.

Eminem's latest song is all about a return to the past and its iconic moments.

At the beginning of the music video for “Houdini” we hear: “Hey, Em, it's Paul, I was listening to the album. Good luck, you're on your own.” This is a reference to a motif that appears on the releases of “Slim Shady LP” and “Marshall Matters LP”.

The verse referring to the single does not escape fans' attention “Without Me” from 2002: “Guess who's back, back again / Shady's back, tell a friend”. There is also a reference to rapper Megan Thee Stallion, who was shot in the foot several years ago.

The music video featured legends of the rap scene, including: 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre. They also performed Alchemist and Pete Davidson.

Is the single related to the new hit? Duy Lipa? NO! Additionally, the music of both stars is difficult to compare because they represent completely different genres.

Title Harry Houdini was the most famous illusionist and acrobat in the world, born at the end of the 19th century. He was also involved in exposing false spiritualists and psychologists. Interestingly, people who worked with the magician during his shows had to swear that they would not reveal the secrets of his tricks for the rest of their lives. He last performed in 1926.