Havoc Releases 2 Mobb Deep Freestyles To Celebrate Prodigy 1 Year After His Passing (Audio)
One year ago today Prodigy unexpectedly passed away Hip-Hop has not been the same. It’s all been helpful for those who were truly touched by his spirit and life’s work. What’s also great to help cope is anytime new music surfaces from the Mobb camp, and that’s what happened Wednesday (June 20). Havoc took to social media to give Heads two previously unreleased freestyles.
“We lost my partner one year from today,” Hav tweeted. “It’s Mobb Deep for life. Enjoy these unreleased freestyles.” Both recorded in coordination with DJ Absolut, the first cut is called “Stay Chiseled Freestyle” and features P giving fans those trademark Hennessy-soaked bars over Large Professor’s “Stay Chisel”–the original version of which featured Nas. “[We] Drink the most Henny and E&J,” P raps on the track. “We smoke the most weed and that’s mostly the haze / You get the most Timb boots kicked on a ni**a face / Gotta be the most idiot ni**a on the face of the earth to ever let the thought cross your head that we not the most likely to pop off, kid.”
The second unreleased freestyle is called “Thief’s Theme Freestyle,” which is over Nas’ “Theif’s Theme” (from Street’s Disciple). It features both Hav and P and also showcases that traditional Crime Rhyme Houdini P.
Prodigy passed away on June 20, 2017, at the age of 42. A co-founder of Mobb Deep, the Hempstead, New York native was known as one of the best MCs to ever come out of the Big Apple with a career of celebrated group and solo work.