Homicide (song)

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"Homicide"
Homicide (official single cover).png
Single by Logic featuring Eminem
from the album Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
ReleasedMay 3, 2019 (2019-05-03)
Format
GenreHip hop
Length4:05
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Bregma
  • Shroom (co.)
Logic singles chronology
"Confessions of a Dangerous Mind"
(2019)
"Homicide"
(2019)
"ISIS"
(2019)
Eminem singles chronology
"Lucky You"
(2018)
"Homicide"
(2019)
Music video
"Homicide ft. Eminem" on YouTube

"Homicide" is a song by American rapper Logic featuring guest vocals from American rapper Eminem. It was written by Logic and Eminem with the track's producers Bregma and Shroom. The song was released on May 3, 2019, as the third single from Logic's fifth album Confessions of a Dangerous Mind.[1]

Background[edit]

On May 1, 2019, Logic announced the song on his social media while simultaneously unveiling the artwork and revealing its release date to be May 3.[2][1] The song's artwork resembles the cover art of previous singles thus it was believed to appear on Confessions of a Dangerous Mind.[3][4] This was confirmed on May 8.[5] The song marks the first collaboration between the two rappers.

Composition[edit]

In the song, Logic and Eminem deliver their flow and speech on a quick rate. The two rappers, especially the latter, mock contemporary rappers in their lyrics.[6] They also criticize how modern day rappers mumble, overuse AutoTune, and how they songwrite with the help of ghostwriters.[6][7]

Music video[edit]

The official music video was released on June 28, 2019. The music video features appearances from Chauncey Leopardi and Chris D'Elia, both portraying Logic and Eminem’s stunt doubles respectively. The music video ends with a 45-second clip of Eminem spoofing comedian Chris D'Elia imitating him, taken from a video that D'Elia had posted on YouTube in September 2018.[8]

Commercial performance[edit]

In the US, "Homicide" debuted at number five on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Logic's second top ten hit, following the number three peak of "1-800-273-8255".[9] It fell out of the top ten the next week.[10] Elsewhere, it also debuted and peaked in the top ten in Australia, Finland and New Zealand, as well as reaching the top twenty in the UK.

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from Tidal.[11]

  • Bregma – production, composition
    • Dillan Beau Ballard
    • Donnell Stephens III
    • Jeremy Alexander Uribe
  • Robert Campbell – mixing, recording engineer
  • Chris D'Elia – additional vocals
  • Eminem – vocals, composition
  • Smokey Hall – background vocals
  • Logic – vocals, composition
  • Shroom – co-production, composition

Charts[edit]

Chart (2019) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[12] 6
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[13] 16
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[14] 7
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[15] 28
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[16] 5
Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)[17] 12
Denmark (Tracklisten)[18] 27
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[19] 8
France (SNEP)[20] 152
Germany (Official German Charts)[21] 38
Greece International Digital Singles (IFPI)[22] 2
Hungary (Single Top 40)[23] 10
Hungary (Stream Top 40)[24] 4
Ireland (IRMA)[25] 12
Italy (FIMI)[26] 36
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[27] 37
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[28] 4
Norway (VG-lista)[29] 8
Portugal (AFP)[30] 12
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[31] 21
Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)[32] 4
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[33] 14
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[34] 12
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[35] 15
US Billboard Hot 100[36] 5
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[37] 2

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[38] Platinum 1,000,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Homicide ft. @eminem. Available everywhere Friday". Retrieved May 1, 2019 – via Twitter.
  2. ^ Sodomsky, Sam (May 1, 2019). "Logic and Eminem Announce New Song "Homicide"". Pitchfork. Retrieved May 1, 2019.
  3. ^ Fall, Kyle (May 1, 2019). "Logic Announces "Homicide" Single featuring Eminem". rapwave.net. Retrieved May 1, 2019.
  4. ^ Zidel, Alex (May 1, 2019). "Logic Announces "Homicide" Single with Eminem". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved May 1, 2019.
  5. ^ "Logic on Instagram: "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. Available everywhere tonight."". Instagram.
  6. ^ a b Inoyo, Vicky (2019-05-04). "Logic and Eminem fire shots on "Homicide"". EARMILK. Retrieved 2019-05-05.
  7. ^ Holmes, Charles; Holmes, Charles (2019-05-03). "We've Heard Logic and Eminem's 'Homicide' Before". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2019-05-05.
  8. ^ Kaufman, Gil (May 3, 2019). "Chris D'Elia Talks Sample on Eminem & Logic's 'Homicide' Single: 'It's a Huge Honor'". Billboard.
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  20. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Singles (téléchargement + streaming) – SNEP (Week 19, 2019)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved May 13, 2019.
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  22. ^ "Official IFPI Charts – Digital Singles Chart (International) – Week: 19/2019". IFPI Greece. Archived from the original on May 23, 2019. Retrieved May 24, 2019.
  23. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Single (track) Top 40 lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved May 17, 2019.
  24. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Stream Top 40 slágerlista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved May 17, 2019.
  25. ^ "IRMA – Irish Charts". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved May 11, 2019.
  26. ^ "Top Singoli – Classifica settimanale WK 19" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved May 11, 2019.
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  29. ^ "VG-lista – Topp 20 Single uke 19, 2019". VG-lista. Retrieved May 11, 2019.
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  31. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 11, 2019.
  32. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Singles Digital Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Select SINGLES DIGITAL - TOP 100 and insert 201919 into search. Retrieved May 14, 2019.
  33. ^ "Veckolista Singlar, vecka 19". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved May 10, 2019.
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  37. ^ "Logic Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved May 14, 2019.
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