News: Mobb Deep's Havoc "Hustles Hard" W/ Japanese MC [Video]
Wednesday, Sep 29, 2010 5:13PM
Mobb Deep's Havoc will diversify his portfolio by collaborating with an underground Japanese artist named S.H.O.
According to reports, Hav and S.H.O. put together a new record called "Hustle Hard."
S.H.O. has received support from Mobb Deep's producer/emcee Havoc on his latest work. The Queens, New York veteran will appear on S.H.O.'s October 20 single, "Hustle Hard." The global collaboration will be made available via digital retailers, and is said to be appearing on S.H.O.'s upcoming release. (Hip Hop DX)
S.H.O. has also been promoting his new record with Hav via Twitter.
"S.H.O Hustle Hard feat, HAVOC of MOBB DEEP.I want to make a big hit, so please pick up this video on your channel.Thanks for your support!," he tweeted last week. (S.H.O.'s Twitter)
The Japanese rapper's venture into hip-hop began roughly six years ago.
S.H.O was born in Hidatakayama, Japan. He was part of the national Alpine ski team until 2004. In 2004 he had a big accident and couldn't ski any more as a member of the team. He lost his dream of Olympic gold. At the time, 2Pac songs were his salvation and motivation. He reformed himself and decided to grab a gold medal on a different stage. S.H.O committed himself to spend his 2nd life with the music he loves and respects BLACK HIP HOP. After he came back to Japan, He started music activities in Yokohama, Japan. He had respected The Game so he sent his photos with a message to Game, then flied to LA. After he met with Game, he got a tattoo of "THE BLACK WALL STREET" logo on his right arm and went back to LA. Fortunately, S.H.O was admitted by Game and played 8 stages together in the U.S. and Japan. (Press Release)
Aside from collaborations, Hav is currently waiting for fellow Mobb Deep groupmate Prodigy to be released from jail next year.
"P comes home in February. It's gonna be a very busy time," Mobb Deep affiliate Alchemist said in an interview this month. "It's amazing. He feels like he's home already. He's in the best health he's been in. He's really excited. I've been sending him beats. Havoc is sending him beats. I e-mail them to his wife, and she puts it on some type of cassette. It's like he's in the studio, he's just not recording." (MTV)
Check out footage of Havoc & S.H.O. down below: