Recently posted on Havoc’s Instagram page – TheRealHavoc
Mobb Deep dropped Black Cocaine last year and promised their fans a follow up early 2012. Scrap that, Havoc has spent the last 24 hours absolutely going in on Prodigy over Twitter. Havoc keeps referencing a meeting Prodigy was supposed to attend, and is also absolutely convinced that Prodigy has fallen for Rihanna, claiming that the hardened rapper is actually under the impression that he has the inside track on marrying the uber-pop starlet. Either way, for a couple of OG’s who pretty much defined street worthy thuggery for a generation of listeners, the fact that this is taking place on Twitter is tomfoolery. For those of you who think Havoc may have been hacked, he clarified that he wasn’t and also opened up today’s twitter day with ” good morning gay p”. Congratulations guys, you just got nominated for lamest hip hop anecdote of the year. On a side note, these guys love their Instagram, both of them are using that application like it’s going out of style, which it is by the way.
Don’t piss off Havoc, he may just tweet your ass to death.
Havoc is a man on fire, usually part of the tandem inferno act Mobb Deep, Prodigy’s incarceration has left Havoc to warble solo. Usually the mastermind behind the majority of Mobb production, Havoc is by no means a stranger to spitting rhymes. Havoc dropped his first solo project a couple years ago, titled, The Kush. This month he’s dropping Hidden Files, his second Prodigy-less LP. Overall his first album was predictably a littler barer than your average Mobb Deep album, the listener is left hanging like a Floridian chad waiting for the other half of this legendary duo to put down his verses. But the solo project is a natural progression of all group acts, examples including: Big Boi & Andre 3000, Goodie Mobb, Duck Down Crew, Wu Tang, and UGK.
So if you feel inclined to hear some Mobb Deep-esque music, you may enjoy this album enough to bide you over till P is released from the big house. One thing to take note, I’m pretty sure that between focusing more on his rhymes, and the fact that he reserves his best beats for Mobb Deep albums, Havoc comes across as a little lackluster on this LP, unfortunately it effects both his lyrical and production game. Nevertheless, peep 3 tracks off the album, it’s still Havoc, still Mobb Deep, still real hip hop.
Whips are fundamental to street credibility. Luxury whips are fundamental true g’s. Hence the rapper preference for Lexus, Cadillac, and Infiniti. So when rappers spit about pushing whips, it’s cultured significance is not unbeknown to hip hop heads. In other words, fans are very impressionable about what rappers communicate, most assuredly when it comes to choice of automobile. I am by no means immune to the mindless absorption of consumerism in rap, therefore it should come as no surprise that the following verse by Big Noyd encouraged me to buy my Infiniti.
Yo it’s the r – a double p, e – r, n – o – y – d/Niggas can’t fuck with me/comin’ straight outta QB
pushin’ an Infiniti/you ask can I rip it constantly? Mentally?
Definitely, to the death of me/come and test me
Fuck, Noyd pushing that Infiniti, Prodigy trying to get his Lexus up, cars and weed, that’s gangsta rap. My affinity for Infiniti has not tapered, and frankly there’s little reason for it. Celebrating its 20th anniversary in Canada yesterday, the Infiniti G Anniversary Art Project was revealed at some ritzy art gala. It’s a combined effort between Infiniti Canada and Cirque de Soleil design. Ain’t nothing like a “G” ride. Peep the artist, and some screen shots after the jump.
A lot of times when one-half of a rapping duo gets put in the cooler, the non-incarcerated half splashes his/her songs with liberal chants of “Free Rapper X.” When Prodigy got locked up, he didn’t crumble into a resentful and overly defensive conspiracy theorist. In fact, he seemed kind of proud of it. He justified his sentence by saying that he’d gotten away with so much shit in his day, that he didn’t mind doing a bid for something he claims he was framed for. That being said, it’s good to see partner in rhyme Havoc not sitting around and waiting for Prodigy to get out. I wonder if they had a phone call where Havoc asked P if he wanted him to drop a “Free P” song to which Prodigy responded “Nah, it’s cool, man. You go out and have a good time.” And the result is this fine video.
Prodigy has always been known as the lyrical half of Mobb Deep but Havoc can certainly hold his own. And, on the autonomous-tip, Havoc is one of the most underrated beat-makers. NSFW.