On Thursday, Emimen revealed one more producer name, telling Shade 45 morning show host Angela Yee that Mobb Deep’s Havoc also made the cut. The announcement was news to Havoc, who was still waiting on confirmation.
“Honestly i didn’t think I was gonna make the project, but when I heard I did, I was definitely happy about it,” Havoc told MTV News.
Eminem has been a longtime fan of Mobb Deep, and Hav has been trying to land a beat on a project with the Detroit lyricist for just as long. He told MTV News that he provided Slim Shady with a dark number featuring an interesting sample loop, which he wouldn’t reveal just yet.
“When it came to him, it’s like, I really didn’t want to give him a track that he was already kind of familiar with rhyming to,” Havoc said. “I just wanted to do me and doing me consists of doing all kinds of different styles than what they associate me with, which is dark-sounding. The track that I did for him, it’s dark and at the same time it can go across the board as far as the content in the sample and what it’s saying. I try to think outside the box but not go too far with it. I think I met myself somewhere in the middle, and I hit him with a track and it worked.”