EXCLUSIVE: Havoc On New Album, Biggie, 2Pac; Says “East Vs. West” Feud Was “Fun Time”

(AllHipHop News) Havoc is teaming up with The Alchemist for the forthcoming album The Silent Partner. It’s a fitting title for the Queens native’s new project considering he is known to be less vocal than his Mobb Deep comrade Prodigy.

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AllHipHop.com caught up with Havoc to talk about his latest LP. In addition, the veteran rapper/producer recalls on his days being in the middle of the so-called “East Coast vs West Coast” feud.

“It was fun, because we were young. We were just getting the hang of things. People were calling out our names on some beef sh-t,” says Havoc. “I was like, ‘F-ck it. We got who saying our names? We gonna sell some records.’ I ain’t care. It was a real fun time in spite of all the beef we had.”

The 41-year-old New Yorker also covers the deaths of The Notorious B.I.G. and 2Pac. Later Havoc speaks on the changes taking place in the music industry, signing to 50 Cent, his future endeavors, Lauryn Hill’s tendency to be late to shows, and Desiigner’s “Panda.”

“That sh-t is hard. That sh-t is ill,” states Havoc about the G.O.O.D. Music rhymer’s hit single. “When I first heard it about two months ago, I thought it was Future for a second. I was like, ‘Oh sh-t, son got a new song out.’ Then just recently I found out that it was somebody else, that it was a new dude.”

After a conversation about former Bad Boy artist Shyne always being tied to Biggie comparisons, Havoc adds, “But this kid Desiigner looks like he’s breaking loose.”

Havoc and The Alchemist’s The Silent Partner is scheduled for release on May 20.

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Watch Havoc’s interview below.

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19 Responses to “EXCLUSIVE: Havoc On New Album, Biggie, 2Pac; Says “East Vs. West” Feud Was “Fun Time””

  1. Bubba

    “Hav is dead on. Panda is like Juicy or Shook Ones to me. They’ll definitely still be playing that 20 years from now.”

    – No one ever

    • Real Niigga Rawn

      no one plays all that trash that started it all in the mid and late 2000’s, so no ones def gonna play the same generic slightly evolved trash from today in a decade either.

    • The City

      “We blastin you’re collapsin, heavily light my gold Mac 10
      Get imprisoned with dem raps they have you relapsin
      You get castin the Mobb, deaf and assin
      We face splashin, dope fake’s ice-pick stabbin
      He slow leakin, he ‘ternally bleedin for speakin”

      • STEPH

        Shaking my head No (really fast) City nice try though my G LMAO!

      • Papi Peligro

        They’ll never. Live this down. I mean he walked through the whole mob with just 1 ninja. 1 ninja.

      • Anthony Mason

        Mobb deep rhymes with “not street” (lol!)/ Child ballerina and an alcoholic who makes dope beats/Nas let them eat like Jay did Memph bleek….

        Deep speaks the Dunn language/ since the song “getaway”…from my iPod they’ve been vanquished/ Prodigy’s new tight clothes wardrobe looks like a mid life panick…


      • STEPH

        Here we go LOL, boy you look like Drake with down syndrome and a short haircut LOL, F— Mobb Deep

      • drtybirds5

        Boo! That’s the best you got?? I wouldn’t piss on you if you were on fire. Now go play somewhere I’m busy

  2. All Headz Realize

    I laugh ahtime lames say that kangay is the best rapper/producer when there are true MCs that are nice producers too!

    Fools get sold ten fold of snake oil / & instead of admitting they got got / they in denial and trying to help promote the lie/ as if they mind ain’t right/ maybe they high as a kite / or just their life lack light/ locked in the dark without sight/ watch what got sparked ignite / I’m who your favorite’s favorite like to bight…!

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