As one half of legendary Queens duo Mobb Deep, Havoc has crafted countless hip hop tracks, from ‘Shook Ones Pt. II’ to ‘Drop A Gem On Em’ to ‘Quiet Storm’ and many more. The emcee/producer launched his solo career with 2007's ‘The Kush’, and recently has been producing tracks for an A-list clientele that includes Eminem, 50 Cent, The Game, Nas, and Jadakiss, among many others.
Now, Havoc is returning with ‘13’ on Nature Sounds, a brand new solo album produced by the man himself. While he's crafted more mainstream records in recent years, 13 finds Hav returning to his grimy roots. "It's Queens, it's New York, it's hardcore Mobb stuff," he explains. "Real beats and lyrics that the fans will appreciate."
While solo albums give Havoc a chance to showcase his mic skills, he also made to recruit some high-profile guests to share the spotlight, including Royce Da 5'9", Lloyd Banks, Raekwon, Styles P, Twista, and more. "I'm a big fan of each MC on the album," says Hav. "I wanted to involve the artists that I'm feeling these days."
The result is a cohesive, hard-hitting album that fans will undoubtedly appreciate. "It's a great body of work," says Havoc. "I feel like this should've been my first solo album."