News: Havoc Confirms Production On 50 Cent's "Before I Self Destruct" [Video]
Monday, Aug 10, 2009 3:30PM
Mobb Deep's Havoc has recently confirmed that he will be a part of 50 Cent's upcoming Before I Self Destruct album.
In addition to Fif, Havoc also shed light on the difficulty he has experienced being away from incarcerated group member Prodigy.
"I could grab a couple of [archived Prodigy] verses," Hav explained in an interview with radio personality Peter Rosenberg. "It ain't the same, though. This is like the longest that we've been away from each other. It's hard but at the same token, we still gotta kinda like keep the Mobb name out there relevant. Just do what I like to do...I try [to do my best production with 50]. Yeah, I got a record on [Before I Self Destruct.] I wanted a little bit more on there, but the one I got on there is nice. It's just that, you know, crazy for me working with a lot of different artists." (Peter Rosenberg Late Show)
Fif recently explained why his upcoming album has not yet hit shelves despite originally being slated for release last winter.
"My album -- it's perfect, I feel," he explained. "I'm ready. I'm ready to put this album out. I really don't need adjustments. I need a few songs to be finished, mixed. [Dr.] Dre, he drags his feet. He's slow, but it's because he's so creative. He's gonna make sure it's perfect. I'm never mad at it. I understand that process from him. But for me, I kinda go on my gut. Ain't nobody pick 50 Cent records. 'Wanksta' went on its own. They caught up to my records. The only record they launched was 'In Da Club.' When we was all on deck and they launched it. Even going back to the last record -- 'I Get Money' was going at a great pace, then 'Ayo Technology' fell on top of it. I had all of the records that sold the Curtis record laying there the whole time. I was just like, 'I can't put this out until after I've done this.' My core, if they can't expect aggressive content or that content that feels like what's going on for them at the moment from me, then who can they get it from?" (MTV)
50 is reportedly working to get Prodigy out from behind bars before 2010.
"Shout-out to Fif because that's why I love him so much," Mobb Deep associate Nyce said in an interview earlier this summer. "A lot of people think that Fif is such a bad guy, he a bad guy because he hates you. He's a real good dude and right now he's trying to get P out a little bit earlier like December, January. And I'm really thankful for that 'cause P is the chain that keeps the bike moving. So I definitely respect him for that. I grew up with Fif, [Lloyd] Banks and [Tony] Yayo." (Forbez DVD)
P pleaded guilty in October 2007 to gun possession which led to his current incarceration.
Mobb Deep rapper Prodigy has been sentenced to three-and-a-half years behind bars after pleading guilty to a weapons charge dating back to 2006. Authorities say Prodigy was pulled over in downtown Manhattan after he was spotted driving in the opposite direction on a one-way street in an attempt to claim a parking spot. A search of the car turned up an unlicensed .22-caliber pistol. He will begin his sentence January 2008. (Hip Hop Galaxy)
Check out Havoc's interview with Peter Rosenberg below: