Mobb Deep‘s hit “Shook Ones Pt. II” has stood the test of time for nearly 30 years but the iconic record could’ve had a tragic legacy … according to Havoc, who’s revealing he survived a near-fatal fight when they shot the music video.
The Surviving Mobb Deep member recalled the wild moment for Vevo’s “Footnotes” channel — he says he got into a fight with a guy from the neighborhood who felt like he wasn’t getting enough screen time in the video.
Hav says they started fighting and fell into a puddle, only for one of the camera crew’s lights to fall into the water and drastically increase chances they’d be electrocuted.
Mobb Deep hail from the Queensbridge projects in Queens, N.Y. — an historically rough place, which they detail in much of their catalog, but thankfully cooler heads prevailed.
Havoc tells TMZ Hip Hop … he settled things up with the guy he was squabbling with, and they still remain friends to this day!!!
The song went on to be dubbed an all-time classic, earning placements in multiple video games and most infamously, the closing scene from Eminem‘s “8 Mile” film.