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STEVE MILLER: LOVES EMINEM SAMPLING HIS MUSIC (Listen)

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Steve Miller is very pleased with Eminem's sampling of “Abracadabra” in his new song “Houdini.”

He writes on his socials:

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 PaulT-Bone WalkerBill DoggettJohnny Guitar WatsonHowlin’ WolfJimmy ReedThe BeatlesChuck BerryWillie DixonLeiber & StollerCannonball AdderleyJohn Coltrane and 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

Miller wrote "Abracadabra" in the '70s, but didn't release it until 1982 thanks to a chance ski slope encounter with Diana Ross that finally enabled him to finish the lyrics.

"Abracadabra" topped the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks.

Source: Stereogum and Premiere

WARNING -- No surprise, "Houdini" contains expletives!!! Not suitable for work!

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