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Havoc - H Is Back (Single)
Posted by Steve Juon at Tuesday, August 4th, 2009 at 12:00AM :: Email this article :: Print this article



Review by Steve 'Flash' Juon

Artist: Havoc
Title: H Is Back
Label: E1 Entertainment

There's nothing wrong with Havoc solo per se. We've reviewed both "The Kush" and "Hidden Files" and each has gotten somewhat above average scores, particularly on the beats. Oh wait - that IS what's wrong with Havoc solo. His biggest strength as one half of Mobb Deep has always been as producer. No doubt he's competent enough to rock his verses on any classic Mobb track, but when Prodigy was rapping over Havoc's beats was when things shined the brightest. "I get up in they ass/I'm all up in they face/I let 'em hear the drums/then let 'em feel the bass/It's the real... hip-hop/It's the real... hip-hop." That's probably the lyrical HIGH point of "H Is Back" given at one point he brags that his guns blow bigger than Dumbo. The track however is NICE. It's that trademark layered Mobb Deep sound, Queensbridge to the fullest, multiple layers of menacing synths and deadly melodies. At 2:28 in length this song doesn't stay on long enough to bring H back as describe, but I'm not sure sixteen more bars from Havoc would have helped the cause. I hope P comes home soon and the M-O, B-B is back together as they should be.



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