In a historic moment for hip-hop enthusiasts, Mobb Deep’s iconic track, “Shook Ones, Pt. II,” has been officially declared the greatest hip-hop beat of all time. The prestigious accolade was bestowed upon the timeless classic by a distinguished panel of cultural historians assembled by Rock The Bells as part of their Hip-Hop’s Greatest 50 Beats list.

The panel, featuring esteemed figures such as DJ Epps, Cool (of Cool & Dre), DJ Scratch, and Torae, meticulously deliberated to identify the ultimate rap instrumental. Ultimately, “Shook Ones, Pt. II” emerged as the undisputed champion, triumphing over formidable contenders like Dr. Dre’s “Still D.R.E.,” A Tribe Called Quest’s “Electric Relaxation,” Craig Mack’s “Flava In Ya Ear,” and Nas’ “NY State of Mind.”

Havoc, one half of Mobb Deep and the mastermind behind the production of “Shook Ones, Pt. II,” expressed his profound gratitude upon learning of this monumental victory. In a statement captured by HipHopDX, Havoc shared, “I just want to say how honored I am to have ‘Shook Ones, Pt. II’ by Mobb Deep produced by myself, voted the number one hip-hop beat of all time.”

Reflecting on the humble origins of the track, Havoc reminisced, “I remember being in the projects in Queensbridge, me and Prodigy just being there trying to make something for the world to hear our voice. And here we are this many years later, being saluted and held as the number one beat and hip-hop’s greatest of all time.”

He continued to express his gratitude to the hip-hop community, acknowledging the support and enthusiasm of the fans. Havoc paid tribute to his late brother-in-rhyme, Prodigy, and envisioned Prodigy’s excitement if he were here to witness this moment. In a heartfelt conclusion, Havoc extended his thanks to all the fans, saluting them for their unwavering support.

Notably, four out of the top five beats on the list were released within a tight three-year span, underscoring the cultural impact of that era. “Electric Relaxation” in 1993, “NY State of Mind” and “Flava In Ya Ear” in 1994, and “Shook Ones, Pt. II” in 1995 highlight the golden age of hip-hop, with “Still D.R.E.” being the newest entry in the top five, released in 1999.

This historic recognition not only cements the legacy of Mobb Deep but also pays homage to the genre’s transformative soundscape. As fans celebrate the everlasting impact of “Shook Ones, Pt. II,” extends its congratulations to Havoc and Mobb Deep for this well-deserved honor.