Produced by: Havoc
Prodigy: “We made that in the house in the basement. Havoc made the beat and had a guitar riff going in the beat and I was like, ‘Yo, this shit reminds me of ‘Quiet Storm’ because of the kick and the bass.’ What really makes that song so popular in the club is that it has that house beat to it. And Hav was like, ‘Yeah, it’s alright.’ He didn’t really like it. I was like, ‘Just let me rhyme to the shit and then decide if it’s hot or not.’ I wrote my rhyme to it, recorded it, and played it for him and he was like, ‘Okay, now I like it. This shit is better than I thought.’
“Then I said, ‘We gotta get an R&B chorus on this shit.’ He said, ‘Who you think?’ I said 112 because that was my baby mom’s favorite R&B group at that time. And they were hot then and we needed to do something that nobody would expect. But no one was using them at the time so we was like, ‘Yo, let’s get 112 because that’ll be something different.’
“When we put that song out a lot of people were saying, ‘Oh that’s not Mobb Deep.’ But we got more radio play off that song than any other song in Mobb Deep history. Every radio station across the country was banging that. And it still had that edge to it. If you listen to my rhymes, I’m talking about stabbing a nigga’s girl and taking a girl from a nigga.
“We would do shows and the girls doubled with ‘Quiet Storm,’ but now it’s triple the amount of girls after we put out ‘Hey Luv.’ And the dudes were still there because we were still performing our classics. But the girls knew that we would be performing that song so they would all come out and they would be lined up at the front of the stage. ‘Quiet Storm,’ ‘Burn,’ and that song stepped our female audience up tremendously.”