Killer
by Eminem (featuring Jack Harlow & Cordae)

Album: Music to Be Murdered By: Side B (2020)
Charted: 62
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Songfacts®:

  • Eminem recorded this song for Music to Be Murdered By - Side B, the deluxe version of his 11th studio album. Em took inspiration for the record from "The Master Of Suspense" Alfred Hitchcock; this song keeps on piste by referencing famous serial killers. The Detroit MC compares himself to Jack the Ripper, Daniel Rozniak, and even North Korea supreme leader Kim Jong-Un to illustrate how he's killing the rap game.
  • Em dropped a remix on May 28, 2021, recruiting two young rappers he's never collaborated with before. Jack Harlow kicks things off, sharing how he aspires to be like his idol Eminem. Cordae takes the baton for the second verse, which he ends by teasing his next album.
  • Eminem raps an entirely new third verse where he updates us on his relationship with Snoop Dogg after throwing him some shade on Music to Be Murdered By: Side B cut "Zeus."

    Just called Snoop and I talked to him, we all cool
    Dre, me and the Dogg good, Doc, we got you


    The two rappers started feuding after Snoop attributed most of Eminem's success to Dr. Dre during a Breakfast Club interview. When Slim Shady responded to Snoop's comments on "Zeus," Snoop retorted by saying, "Pray I don't answer that soft a-s s--t."
  • Eminem displays his verbal gymnastics during the final 38 seconds of his verse on the remix, where he raps 263 words at 6.92 words per second, which is quicker than Em's words-per-second Guinness World Record that he set on 2013's "Rap God," where he spat 6.46 words per second. But it falls short of his speed-of-light spitting on 2020's "Godzilla," where he rapped 7.46 words per second.
  • David "D.A. Got That Dope" Doman produced both the original and the remix. The Chicago native contributed to five other Music to Be Murdered By tracks: "Godzilla," "Those Kinda Nights," "No Regrets," "Gnat," and "These Demons."

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