Havoc was born in Brooklyn and raised in the Queensbridge Houses. Havoc is 1/2 of the iconic hip hop duo Mobb Deep, and in addition to producing nearly the entire Mobb Deep catalog, has also produced songs for MCs such as The Notorious B.I.G., Eminem, Nas, Raekwon, 50 Cent, 112, Method Man, Mariah Carey, Puff Daddy, LL Cool J, and many others.