When Mobb Deep first broke into the rap game in the early 1990s, they were in their late teens. Now, twenty years later, Havoc, one half of the Queens duo, says he wants to work with a talented teen of this era: Earl Sweatshirt.
While down in Austin at SXSW, Havoc spoke on what he has lined up on the production side.
“You know, fuck with this Mobb Deep album all day,” he told XXLMag.com of the The Infamous Mobb’s upcoming self-titled album, tentatively slated to drop later in 2012 through Sony RED Distribution.
He also admitted to having other aspirations, from working with legends with whom he’s already collaborated to fresh faces on the scene. “[I also want to] produce for other artists, whoever it is, from Eminem to Earl Sweatshirt, it don’t matter,” he continued. “I’m just gonna be putting my production out there.”
Hav said he hadn’t yet gotten the chance to link up with the young Odd Future rapper, but he hoped to in the near future.
“I’m really feeling him as a lyricist, like, hard body,” he admitted. “I understand that he was locked up and just came home or something like that. But I’m really feeling the dude, as far as lyrics are concerned. If it happens, it happens. If it don’t, I still wish him success and all that.”
While at SXSW, Mobb Deep performed at multiple showcases, including the XXL Freshmen Live concert. —Adam Fleischer