The Eminem vs Machine Gun Kelly feud has come to a tenuous end, with neither parties declaring a peace treaty. Yet the fallout from their spat continues to inspire the community at large. Havoc, of Mobb Deep fame, has since come forth to pledge his allegiance to his former collaborator.
"I can’t lie...if I doubted slim shady for a second, I played myself!!!!" writes Havoc, alongside a photo of Em's "KILLSHOT" artwork. Granted, we have to assume that Havoc is not, in fact, arriving late to the party, but rather rediscovering the sheer intensity of "KILLSHOT" upon a repeated listen. What is interesting, however, is the implication that Havoc indeed doubted Slim Shady in the not-too-distant past. An educated guess might suggest Revival as the likely catalyst, seeing as Havoc previously contributed instrumentals to 2010's Recovery and 2011's Bad Meets Evil: Hell The Sequel.
Hopefully, this renewed interest leads to a few phone calls, which in turn lead to a few Havoc-produced Eminem cuts. While they have yet to truly amass a worthy sample size, both "Untitled" and "Welcome To Hell" indicate that Havoc has a solid insight into Em's musical temperament, adopting his more gothic, demented, carnivalesque aesthetic.
Shout out to Havoc, and long live Mobb Deep. Is "KILLSHOT" the gift that keeps on giving?