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Eminem's 'Houdini': Steve Miller reacts to rapper sampling his 80s hit song 'Abracadabra'

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Steve Miller, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, expressed his admiration for Eminem. The Detroit rapper’s latest single, “Houdini,” features an interpolation of Miller’s 1982 chart-topping hit, "Abracadabra". This fusion of past and present has created a buzz in the music industry, bridging the gap between different musical eras.


Miller took to instagram to share his thoughts on Eminem’s creative endeavor. He praised Eminem as a “timeless originator,” lauding his ability to build upon the musical legacy of original artists. Miller’s message underscored the importance of respecting and crediting the influencers who shape an artist’s work.





Eminem’s “Houdini” is the lead single from his upcoming 12th studio album, "The Death of Slim Shady (Coup De Grâce)". The song hit streaming services on May 31, accompanied by a star-studded music video featuring cameos by Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, and 50 Cent


Miller’s “Abracadabra,” a song that once dominated the airwaves across rock, R&B, pop, and disco stations, has found a new life in Eminem’s "Houdini". The song spent two weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1982. Over the years, Miller’s music has been sampled by many different artists, including hip-hop stars like Lil Wayne, Beastie Boys, and Nas.




How do you feel about the blending of different musical eras in today’s music? Share your thoughts below.



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