Mobb Deep’s Havoc Reveals There Will Be A New Album Later This Year
Less than one year after Prodigy’s death, Mobb Deep’s surviving member confirmed a new album from the duo is on the way sometime this year.
Havoc, the surviving member of Mobb Deep, appeared on MSNBC’s The Beat with Ari Melber to debate music with former New Jersey Senator Robert Torricelli. The two went back-and-forth, which was pretty entertaining in itself, but the real news came when Havoc revealed that he will be releasing a new Mobb Deep record to the group’s discography.
“The way I’m reflecting on it is I’m just trying to keep the legacy alive,” he said. “We deserve that, and I’m actually currently working on the new album in conjunction with the family. It’ll be out there pretty soon. Before the end of the year it’ll be out,” Havoc proclaimed. Check out the debate between the two music lovers underneath.
Prodigy, the Queens MC with vivid lyrics about the streets, passed away last year June 20, 2017, shortly after his appearance at our Roots Picnic in Philly. His death left a huge void in hip-hop which was still reeling from the surprise passing of Sean Price. Havoc would go on to honor his friend in tribute at the 2017 BET Hip-Hop Awards. “For over 20 years, he and I went through it all, and seen it all,” Havoc said. “I’m going to miss my dude. This loss is painful. But the lyrical legacy he left us will impact the culture forever. Rest in peace, Prodigy. My brother.”
Near the time of his death, Prodigy was hospitalized for an episode triggered by his sickle-cell anemia. He passed away while in a Las Vegas hospital. The cause of death was accidental choking. Havoc previously revealed plans of a new Mobb Deep album at VH1’s 2017 Hip-Hop Honors, telling AllHipHop that he has been hard at work on the album, as well as, films, documentaries and [film] scoring.