Two legendary NY artists link up to give us a strong new project. Styles P teams up with Havoc and they just sound so good together. It’s really two fantastic sounds put together and it just sounds right. Styles has his aggressive and straight forward raps and Havoc gives us those hard-hitting gritty beats that he always has. It’s just a winning combination anyway you look at it. You get what you expect in great fashion from Styles P. Havoc definitely delivers beats that will make your head nod on the production side of things. This is definitely a cohesive and strong project through and through.
Havoc and Nyce Da Future release the deluxe version of their Future Of The Streets album by tacking on 6 more tracks onto the original version. Just like the first go round, the same pretty much applies for this deluxe effort. Together they did a good job with the beats and the rhymes. The new songs are pretty dope as well. The highlight of the new songs is probably “Murda Rap” with its simple but consistent beat. Nyce really laces this one rather well. All in all, this was a decent project that represents for Queens nicely.
Dark Lo & legendary producer Havoc join forces to give us a brand new project. Dark Lo gives us those grimy Philadelphia jail bars that the streets look for. You can hear the pain and the force in his rhymes. The beats are darker and grittier. If you are looking for party type tracks, this is definitely not the album for you. The highlight of this project is “Reports” with it’s slamming beat and Dark Lo rides the beat perfectly. This one will go hard in the car. All in all, this is a decent street album.
Legendary producer from Mobb Deep Havoc lends his services to a relatively newer rapper Nyce Da Future from Queens. Not really knowing much about this MC, he actually did pretty decent especially compared to a lot of other rappers today. He may not be a top tier MC, but he is definitely consistent if nothing else. He sounds like he is able to create some cohesive songs on a project. Havoc does a great job on the production side of things as well. He really gives us some great beats that are almost reminiscent of his past work with Mobb Deep. Highlights include the tracks “Graphic” and “Savage.” All in all, this was a good start to get introduced to this MC and there is definitely some potential there.
Flee Lord links with an absolute legend, Havoc to drop a fantastic new project for the streets. Flee Lord has been on a literal tear through the industry this year and has cemented his name into the books, especially concerning work ethic. Havoc creates some fantastic beats on this project. It might not exactly sound like 96 Mobb Deep, but rather a more updated, fresher Havoc sound for 2020 and beyond. He sets Flee Lord up properly to do his thing on the mic. Flee Lord keeps it gritty and grimy and enlists some great features from heavyweights such as Ransom, Conway, Raekwon, Busta Rhymes, and more. Every track on here is hard and Flee Lord really blows away a lot of competition with this one. What a fitting tribute for Prodigy. He would have loved to see New York hip hop continue like this.
This album was fantastic. I will go as far as to say that this album is as close to classic Mobb Deep records since maybe say, Murda Muzik. Alchemist lays flawless beats as backdrops for Havoc’s New York rhymes. Havoc is not the best lyricist ever but the sound and flow seem to trump the complexity of the lyrics. His voice flows perfectly over Alchemist beats. The production is really the standout piece to this project. The songs that Alchemist has created are just so creative often having one element to it that really sticks out and stays with you. The beats are very gritty and very unique. Another very obvious pro to this project is the consistency. There aren’t really any tracks that don’t fit in with this project. This is a fantastic piece of music that you can play straight through and enjoy. It definitely leaves the listener wanting more.