It’s fairly common knowledge that the creepy notes on Mobb Deep’s “Shook Ones PT II” came courtesy of Quincy Jones “Kitty With the Bent Frame.” But until now, only a few crate digging elite knew where those haunting guitars came from. Well, as it turns out they were not guitars. Havoc filtered and eq’d the bejeezus out of some Herbie Hancock pianos to reach the desired effect. I’m not going to sit up here and pretend like I knew it all along so I’ll assume someone else out there didn’t know either. If I didn’t see it listed on The-breaks.com I assumed no one knew (or was willing to tell). Even Pete Rock admitted on his Twitter page that it took him a nine years to figure it out and gave Havoc his props!
Listen and appreciate.