‘People don’t under­stand your vis­ion until you paint them a pic­ture. That’s just life’

A deep first line from Hav­oc of Mobb Deep, out­lining the struggles of an artist. Mobb Deep are one of my favour­ite rap groups of all time, they always had so many stor­ies to share which had me on the edge of my seat, expan­ded my mind and the way I thought about life. Now I can get my inform­a­tion fix from Havoc’s per­son­al web­site — You can sign up for free to see exclus­ive short video ‘stor­ies’ of some of his life exper­i­ences. And these snip­pets come with wise words of wis­dom, now older and more spir­itu­al. Hav­oc wants to share his life exper­i­ences to help oth­ers who might now be going through sim­il­ar low points that he was once in him­self. There is strength in shar­ing some of your deep­est emo­tion­al tur­moil. It lets oth­ers know they are not alone and wheth­er they are hip hop heads or not – it inspires us all.

Hav­oc touches on vari­ous top­ics, from the shock of the death of the oth­er half of Mobb Deep – Prodigy, may his soul rest in Peace, to sur­viv­ing a shootout and main­tain­ing a cham­pi­on mind­set. How to take your­self to the next level men­tally which is some­thing I find is sparkly shared in circles of eth­nic minor­it­ies. Hav­oc shares those point­ers we always wish someone would have told us when we are left nav­ig­at­ing uncer­tainty or mis­for­tune and how to handle ourselves with grace. These stor­ies are real, raw and emo­tion­al. A very genu­ine insight into Havoc’s mind, he told me, “I try to give my audi­ence the real side and the not always glam­or­ous side”. I feel like I can learn a lot from these short videos when it comes to deal­ing with anger, loss or neg­at­ive emo­tions.

Hav­oc and Prodigy were like broth­ers who under­stood each oth­er and now Hav­oc says will con­tin­ue the Mobb Deep leg­acy just how Prodigy would have wanted. Mobb Deep fan or not, if you are in need of some pos­it­iv­ity and want to hear some intriguing insights check out

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Faizah Cyanide

Faizah Cyanide

Faizah works in clin­ic­al research by pro­fes­sion and has been an avid Hip Hop lov­er since the early 90’s, hav­ing cre­ated her own Hip Hop event, ‘Breakin’ Bound­ar­ies’ in the early 2000’s which was pre­dom­in­antly based around the concept of bboy battles, she has worked with sev­er­al inter­na­tion­al events pro­moters and dan­cers to inspire oth­ers through this art­form.

About Faizah Cyanide

Faizah Cyanide
Faizah works in clinical research by profession and has been an avid Hip Hop lover since the early 90's, having created her own Hip Hop event, 'Breakin' Boundaries' in the early 2000's which was predominantly based around the concept of bboy battles, she has worked with several international events promoters and dancers to inspire others through this artform.