A two-time Grammy Award nominated music producer (2011 and 2017), and multiplatinum recording artist of international acclaim. He began his creative journey while attending High School of Art and Design in Manhattan, with the intention of becoming an architect. Which he did. Just a different kind.
Havoc’s production highlights include memorable hip-hop anthems and classics, plus an extensive discography of collaborations and production credits with fellow music luminaries the Notorious BIG, 50 Cent, Nas, Method Man, Kanye West, Mariah Carey, Eminem, Foxy Brown, Lil’ Kim, Mary J. Blige, LL Cool J., Diddy, etc.
His road to music originated in Queensbridge, NY in his mid-teens with partner Prodigy (the two met attending high school). With their first record deal before they were voting age, the duo chose the moniker Mobb Deep, and went on to achieve indisputably legendary status. In between were 8 album releases; with four of those ranking Top 10 on Billboard’s Top 200; eight songs and a Top 10 single on the Hot 100 chart, plus 19 songs (including three Top 10s) on the Hot R&B/Hip Hop singles chart. In the UK, they had three albums and a Top 10 single.