Sooooooo…Can anyone out there tell us if Mobb Deep are really breaking up? Because, at this point, we’re pretty confused. First, Havoc—or someone pretending to be Havoc—took a bunch of shots at Prodigy on Hav’s Twitter account. Then, an audio clip leaked with Havoc—or, again, someone pretending to be Havoc—airing out P’s dirty laundry and talking about a meeting that the M-O-B-B was gonna have soon so that the two could split up their money and go their separate ways. And, then finally, Hav called into Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club yesterday morning to try and set the record straight by explaining that both the tweets and the audio clip weren’t really him. But, DJ Envy, Charlemagne and Angela Yee all sounded skeptical about his explanation and told him that they have more audio with Hav taking shots at P and talking about specific details that only he would know about his (former?) partner-in-rhyme. So, which is it? Is Mobb Deep really breaking up like we thought—or is this all one big misunderstanding as Hav tried to say?
It’s going to take some time to sort it all out. Because, honestly, we’re still not 100 percent sure what’s going on with Hav and P. But, if they really are breaking up, we’re going to be devastated. After all, this is Mobb Deep we’re talking about, folks! A lot of people here at VIBE—and in the hip-hop community in general—grew up on those guys. So, it’s hard for us to think of them splitting up for good. But, if they do call it quits, they certainly won’t be the first classic hip-hop duo to part ways. In fact, there have been a number of hip-hop duos that have broken up over the years that we wish would’ve stayed together. So, with all of this Mobb Deep news swirling around, we decided to put together a list of the 10 hip-hop duos that never should have broken up. The game would be so much better if these groups were still together. Don’t you agree?—Chris Yuscavage