New York, NY -- One half of infamous rap group Mobb Deep, New York MC and producer Havoc is now taking the solo route for a new release on Nature Sounds Records. The album, entitled The Kush, is scheduled to hit stores on September 18th, and is produced in full by Havoc.
As Mobb Deep, Havoc and partner Prodigy quickly built themselves a reputation as one of rap's biggest duos, releasing seven albums in the past 14 years and selling over four million records in the U.S. alone. Titles such as The Infamous, Hell on Earth, Murder Musik, Infamy, and Blood Money have become hip hop classics. Havoc also made a name for himself as an in-demand producer for artists including Notorious B.I.G, Nas, Method Man, 50 Cent, LL Cool J, Mariah Carey, Lil' Kim, and more.
“I was always ready (to drop a solo-album),” Havoc comments. “But the reason why it took me so long is because the timing wasn’t right. I was always working on Mobb Deep material and working with other artists and I used allot of the material I was going to use for a solo-LP for Mobb Deep records.”
Singles “I’m the Boss” and “Be There” offer a sneak peek into what fans can expect from The Kush.
Tracklisting and credits for Havoc’s The Kush:
1.) NY For Life (produced by Havoc)
2.) I’m The Boss (produced by Havoc)
3.) By My Side f/40 Glocc (produced by Havoc)
4.) One Less Nigga (produced by Havoc)
5.) Ride Out f/Nyce (produced by Havoc)
6.) Balling Out f/Un Pachino (produced by Havoc)
7.) What’s Poppin Tonite (produced by Havoc)
8.) Class By Myself f/Nitti (produced by Havoc)
9.) Set Me Free f/Prodigy & Nyce (produced by Havoc)
10.) Be There (produced by Havoc)
11.) Hit Me Up f/Un Pacihno (produced by Havoc)
12.) Get Off My Dick (produced by Havoc)