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Mobb Deep rapper and producer extraordinaire Havoc will be releasing his third solo album, 13, on May 7th. In addition to features by Royce Da 5'9, Twista, Styles P and Raekwon, Hav also got in the lab with Lloyd Banks for "Life We Chose."
The duo sit down with Nature Sounds to talk about the record.
"You could put Banks on any record. He'll kill anything," Havoc said. "But that one in particular it just had like a real hard sound to it. I was like 'yo, let me try to get the homie Banks on there.' We both from Queens and all that. It was just one of those records."
"The beat was crazy without question," Banks added. "[Havoc's] beats get you in different modes, that's when you can just go in andv start writing immediately. It was reminiscent of so many different records that I've head. Sometimes it's like that [but] you can't put your finger on it. That's what you get with Hav because he's been recording for generations the same way I've been. I know all the way back from break beats to now with the new clubby sounding beats. But what we do the best is somewhere in between. And that's what this sound is...straight gritty."
Havoc & Lloyd Banks Speak On "Life We Chose"
"Life We Chose"