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Steve Miller praises Eminem for sampling “Abracadabra”

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Steve Miller praises Eminem for sampling “Abracadabra”

The rapper Eminem started his musical career in 1988, releasing his first album “Infinite” in 1996. From then on he became one of the biggest artists from that music genre and even starred a movie semi-autobiographical called “8 Mile”, which even won an Academy Award for best original song.


So he can certainly be considered one of the most influential rappers from the last three decades and he just released a new song called “Houdini”, which samples parts of the Steve Miller Band hit “Abracadabra”. The track was originally released by the band on the album of the same name in 1981. In a post on his official social media, Steve Miller praised Eminem for the use of the music.

Steve Miller praises Eminem for sampling “Abracadabra” in new song “Houdini”

“Hey EM, There is a long chain of stories, poetry, lyrics, and musical roots that have crossed cultures and generations inspiring the whole world for hundreds of years and in all those lines of thought, music, and rhythm there are special artists who take it all in and create new original ideas from their own feelings and experiences. You are one of those timeless originators building something new on a long musical legacy of original artists.”

“For me it’s Les Paul, T-Bone Walker, Bill Doggett, Johnny Guitar Watson, Howlin’ Wolf, Jimmy Reed, the Beatles, Chuck Berry, Willy Dixon, Leiber & Stoller, Cannonball Adderley, John Coltrane & Miles Davis. I have always tried to credit, honor, and respect the major influencers in my life and to always credit, honor royalties and share knowledge of their work through my own work. I didn’t know it would be this way when I was a kid trying to make a living playing music and making records, I only knew I had to respect the art that came before me and fight for it too among all the crooks, thieves, and imposters.”

“There aren’t many artists who take the time or make the effort to stand up for themselves and credit and respect their influencers at the same time. Marshall Mathers you are an exception and on my short list of people who respect the art. To be included in your process feels good while I’m still singing and playing the music I love. I’m Honored. Thank you,” Steve Miller said.

I'm a Brazilian journalist who always loved Classic Rock and Heavy Metal music. That passion inspired me to create Rock and Roll Garage over 6 years ago. Music has always been a part of my life, helping me through tough times and being a support to celebrate the good ones. When I became a journalist, I knew I wanted to write about my passions. After graduating in journalism from the Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais, I pursued a postgraduate degree in digital communication at the same institution. The studies and experience in the field helped me improve the website and always bring the best of classic rock to the world! MTB: 0021377/MG

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