Mobb Deep‘s Havoc has offered more details surrounding his contribution to Eminem‘s upcoming Recovery album.
According to the H-a-v, his produced track has a dark feel to it.
“When it came to him, it’s like, I really didn’t want to give him a track that he was already kind of familiar with rhyming to,” Havoc said. “I just wanted to do me and doing me consists of doing all kinds of different styles than what they associate me with, which is dark-sounding. The track that I did for him, it’s dark and at the same time it can go across the board as far as the content in the sample and what it’s saying. I try to think outside the box but not go too far with it. I think I met myself somewhere in the middle, and I hit him with a track and it worked.” (MTV)
Yesterday, Hav talked about wanting to be a part of 2009’s Relapse.
“I been trying to get placement on an Eminem project for the past two years with no success at doing it ’cause you know they pretty picky over there and rightfully so,” Hav revealed in an interview. “So I almost landed a placement on [Relapse] but for whatever reason it didn’t happen. I was never mad, but my philosophy was keep hitting them ’til something [stuck].” (XXL Mag)
Earlier this week, Em revealed Hav’s involvement on the production side of Recovery.
“I think the only one that you didn’t mention is Havoc,” Em revealed to radio host Angela Yee. “He sent me a couple of tracks and one of them, they were both cool, but one of them was crazy with that sh*t and I just had to do something to it and I’m just happy I got to work with him…There’s a variety of different things, modes, it’s not just one thing. And I think that’s one of the cool things that I got the chance to do with working with a variety of producers or whatever. There’s not just one overall sound or one overall anything to the album, it’s just a bunch of different sh*t.” (Shade 45)
Em recently justified scraping his Relapse 2 project for Recovery.
“I had originally planned for Relapse 2 to come out last year,” Eminem said via a statement. “But as I kept recording and working with new producers, the idea of a sequel to Relapse started to make less and less sense to me, and I wanted to make a completely new album. The music on Recovery came out very different from Relapse, and I think it deserves its own title.” (Statement)
Check out Eminem’s interview with Angela Yee below: