Best known as one-half of among the greatest hip-hop duos of all time Mobb Deep is Queensbridge-native Havoc. He is both a rapper and producer who entered the music scene in the early 90’s. Aside from producing the majority of Mobb Deep’s music, Havoc has produced tracks for many notable artists including Method Man, Eminem, Nas, Notorious B.I.G., Jadakiss, Game, Diddy, LL Cool J, and Capone-N-Noreaga, among others. He has released three studio-albums as a solo rapper, as well as various other projects, and has collaborated with artists like Cassidy, Big Noyd, Nas, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Q-Tip, Royce da 5’9, Method Man, Kool G Rap, Lil’ Kim, Nate Dogg, Lil Jon, Twista, 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo, Mary J. Blige and producers including Alchemist, Statik Selektah, Dr. Dre, and Kanye West. Havoc and Prodigy have not released a Mobb Deep album since 2006, but in 2013 Havoc confirmed that an upcoming album is halfway done. Stay posted for specifics and a possible 2014 release.
- He met Prodigy at the High School of Art and Design in New York City.
- Mobb Deep was involved in the East Coast-West Coast feud of the 90’s and was featured on Capone-N-Noreaga’s track “L.A L.A”.
- He was reportedly involved in a beef with Prodigy in 2012, but Prodigy cleared up the situation, calling Havoc his “brother”.
- He performed with Prodigy for a Mobb Deep reunion at the Paid Dues Festival in 2013.
- He lost the original beat to Notorious B.I.G.’s track “Last Day” to the displeasure of Puff Daddy, but was able to successfully remake the beat.