Eminem Announces New Single ‘Houdini’ Releasing This Friday

About a month after announcing his next album “The Death of Slim Shady (Coup De Grâce),” Eminem has revealed that its first single “Houdini” will arrive this Friday.

In a post on Instagram, the rapper FaceTimes with magician David Blaine and asks him for “help with something.” “I was wondering, how far can we go with this magic? Like, can we do like a stunt or something?” Em asks Blaine, who drinks a glass of wine and then proceeds to bite off the rim of said glass. “Well for my last trick, I’m going to make my career disappear,” says Em, clicking off of the convo.

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Little is known about Eminem’s 12th studio album, which he previously said would release this summer. “Houdini” would be the first offering, and a short clip of the instrumental seemingly plays at the end of the Instagram video.

While Em has kept details under wraps for “The Death of Slim Shady,” his longtime collaborator and mentor Dr. Dre let a few details slip earlier this year. In March, Dre went on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” where he revealed that Eminem was working on a new album. He also shared that he contributed to several songs on the project, and was planning to hear the album for the first time the day after his TV appearance.

In April, Em announced “The Death of Slim Shady” with a Detroit Murder Files crime show teaser that aired during the NFL Draft. Earlier this month, he placed a fake obituary in the Detroit Free Press to say goodbye to Slim Shady, who has long been his alter ego.

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