Speaking to Genius in a new episode of Deconstructed, IllaDaProducer reveals that the dystopian piano beat of Eminem's Machine Gun Kelly diss track was originally intended for the Landlord rapper Giggs.
"When I originally started the beat for "Killshot", it was actually for Giggs. He always asked me for these horror movie beats. That’s what I was thinking when I made the "Killshot" beat, was something mean, gritty, grimy."
He adds, "When I realized it was gonna go to Eminem was the morning that MGK dropped "Rap Devil". I was in Miami, with my girl, on vacation celebrating Kamikaze and I see MGK’s diss. I clicked on it, like, "Damn, that’s how it is, Ronny [J]?" (Ronny J produced "Rap Devil" and also worked on Eminem's Kamikaze album.) Right away, I went into my folder and tried to find the hardest beats possible. I sent [Eminem] two beats. It was like eight o’clock at night and I was like, "Yo, I sent Giggs some crazy shit". I hit Giggs, and he told me what beat he used, and he didn’t use that one, so I sent it [to Eminem] right away like, "Here's one more!""
Artists accepting tracks that have been turned down by another is more common than you think. Jay-Z and Kanye Wests "N***as In Paris" was originally intended for Pusha T, and French Montana's smash hit "Unforgettable" could've been picked up by Drake.