Eminem Drops New Song ‘Houdini’ From ‘The Death of Slim Shady’ LP

The death of slim Shady is coming as Eminem releases his new song “Houdini,” a single aimed at killing off his “career.”

“A little devil baby with a forked tongue and sticking out,” Eminem raps in the opening verse, before adding: “Always a white motherfucker coming in a Chrysler to the cypher with the Vics, the Percs and a shirt Bud Light.”

Elsewhere on the track, the rapper shouts at the “Hot Girl Summer” star: “If I had to ask Megan Thee Stallion if she would collaborate with me/Would I really have a chance of achieving something?/I don’t know, but I’m happy to be back as abra-abracadabra.

In April, following an appearance at the 2024 NFL Draft in Detroit, Eminem announced that his upcoming album – his first since 2020 Music to murder – would be titled The Death of Slim Shady (Coup de Grace).

Eminem kept promising to kill his alter ego – popularized by 1999’s The thin and shady LP – with a fake detective show about the character’s death, followed by a real obituary published in the Detroit Free Press earlier this month.

“Fans will never forget the controversial rapper,” said the obituary, which headlined “Slim Shady Made Lasting Impressions.”

“A Detroit product who began his career there as a dissident in the thriving underground rap scene of the mid-to-late 1990s, Shady first became a household name in 1999 with the debut of his playful single and disturbed “My Name Is,” which – with its unique catchy video – exposed the young artist and his lyrics to a wider audience,” the fake obituary reads. “Ultimately, the very things that seemed to be the tools he used became calling cards that defined an existence that could only come to a sudden and horrific end.”


“Houdini” continues Slim Shady’s death theme with its magical subtext – “For my last trick, I’m going to make my career disappear,” Eminem told David Blaine in a teaser video Tuesday – and checking the name of the magician and escape artist who died at the age of 52. Marshall Mathers himself turns 52 in October.

The Death of Slim Shady (Coup de Grace) is due out this summer.

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