Mobb Deep recently spoke with Muve Music about their recent Black Cocaine EP and creative process, explaining that the limited edition EP was meant as an appetizer for their upcoming album, due in February. During the interview, Havoc reflected on their creative process and how their long history allows them to comfortably work with one another.
“The creative process between me and P, it varies. Sometimes, he’ll be in the studio by himself or I’ll be in the studio by myself,” said Hav. “But the good thing is that we come together with it. We’ve known each other for so many years that it’s second nature for us. We don’t even have to be in the same place at the same time. But most of the time, we in the same place and we’ll sit down and he might write a verse and he’ll ask me what I think about this verse and I’ll write one. It’s real collaborative.”
The duo also spoke on independent artists, giving props to those who function without the backing of a major label. “Independent artists, we’ve definitely got love for them. We feel their pain, they gotta come up. Good luck to all of them,” said Prodigy.
Havoc added, “Also I think independent artists are foundation to the music right now, because you get all of this commercial music and you hear it a million times a day. But independent artists are the real ones who are really expressing themselves. So those are the people you really have to look out for.”