Eminem's "Killshot" Beat Wasn't Originally Intended For Slim Shady

The Hip Hop neighborhood was up in arms after Eminem returned fireplace at Machine Gun Kelly’s “Rap Devil” diss observe with “Killshot.” Roughly two months after Shady’s closing blow, Illa Da Producer has revealed the “Killshot” beat wasn’t initially supposed for Em.

“When I initially began the beat for ‘Killshot,’ it was truly for Giggs,” he shared in a brand new episode Genius’ Deconstructed. “He at all times requested me for these horror film beats. That’s what I used to be considering once I made the ‘Killshot’ beat was one thing imply, gritty, dirty.

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“When I spotted it was gonna go to Eminem was the morning that MGK dropped ‘Rap Devil.’ I used to be in Miami, with my woman, on trip celebrating Kamikaze, and I see MGK’s diss. I clicked on it, like, ‘Damn, that’s how it’s, Ronny?’ Right away, I went into my folder and tried to seek out the toughest beats potential. I despatched Eminem] like two beats. It was like eight o’clock at evening and I’m like, ‘Yo, I despatched Giggs some loopy shit.’ I hit Giggs, and he informed me what beat he used, he didn’t use that one ‘Killshot’]. I despatched it to Eminem] instantly. Like, right here’s yet another.”

“Killshot” went on to make YouTube historical past. Upon its preliminary launch, it turned the largest Hip Hop video debut ever within the platform’s historical past. It additionally made its grand entrance on the Billboard Hot 100 at No. three, marking Em’s 20th Top 10 tune to chart.

Illa Da Producer and Em’s collaborative relationship stretches again to 2017’s Revival. He additionally contributed to 4 tracks on Em’s shock Kamikaze album, together with “The Ringer,” “Lucky You” and “Good Guy.”

Revisit “Killshot” beneath.