‘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 — HavocofMobbDeep.com. 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 havocofmobbdeep.com.