Mobb Deep‘s Havoc is going through some serious pains right now. The hip-hop veteran has weighed-in on the death of his longtime friend a group co-founder Prodigy.

In a new interview, Havoc dishes on learning about P’s shocking death and how it’s painfully impacted him ever since.

“We’re used to P going to the hospital, not like everyday but we’ve been dealing with this for over 20 years. He goes to the hospital, stays in there for three days, five tops, and he gets back better then he’s out. So it wasn’t nothing like, ‘Oh my God, he’s crazy sick.’ It’s just sometimes he has sickle cell crisis’. I got home, I was checking up on him and making sure like, ‘How’s P doing? He’s good?’ We hear, ‘Yeah he’s in pain but he’s doing better’ – and then, yesterday, the day of my little son’s graduation, uh, somebody called me saying that somebody told them that they had heard a weird rumor – this is at 11 o’clock in the morning – that P passed away in a Las Vegas hospital. I know he’s in the hospital but come on, I know he’s not dead – rumors like that always get around, some dumb sh*t, so whatever. I was really laughing to be honest with you because I hadn’t directly spoken to P but I knew his status every day that I had left. Then I was like, ‘Let me call our road manager – just to ease my brain even though I know it was a lie.’ … The road manager was just crying like I had never heard before and I just had to hang up the phone. And all this time I’m driving my with my little five-year-old son that just graduated from kindergarten on our way to go eat somewhere – I’m on a highway, I can’t pull over, I can’t do nothing. I could have crashed – I’m still just f*cked up. I can’t even listen to ‘Shook Ones’ or any songs. I can hardly look at the pictures.” (TMZ)

Yesterday, G-Unit’s 50 Cent talked about Prodigy’s quiet battle with sickle cell anemia.

A couple nights ago, NBA superstar LeBron James paid some serious homage to Prodigy during a haircut.

Grammy-winning rapper Lupe Fiasco penned an eulogy once Prodigy’s death went viral.