Is it possible to improve on a record that's already the Best of the Best? Even if it were, many would argue that you'd do better to leave well enough alone than risk f**king up a good thing. But Havoc is a braver man than most, and as such he's ventured to remix the LP cut whose title I cleverly incorporated into that first sentence. Understandably, he plays it relatively safe, retaining his own ominous, sampled boardwork and hard-nosed bars but enlisting We The Best rhymesayer Vado to deliver a lyrical coup de grace. With that revision, has the Mobb Deep rendered Best even better? Debate away—and, if you haven't already, be sure to cop his recently-released 13 Reloaded next time you're browsing your local record store or favorite online retailer.
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