Havoc stopped by MSNBC’s The Beat with Ari Melber to debate about music with former New Jersey Senator Robert Torricelli. After some friendly banter about whose hometown created the best music, Havoc was asked about how he's coping with his former collaborator's death and his plans to add a new record Mobb Deep's catalog. “The way I'm reflecting on it is I'm just trying to keep the legacy alive. We deserve that, and I'm actually currently working on the new album in conjunction with the family. It'll be out there pretty soon. Before the end of the year it’ll be out.”
Prodigy passed away on June 20, 2017, leaving a huge void in hip hop. Havoc paid tribute to Prodigy with Lil' Kim at the 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards. "For over 20 years, he and I went through it all, and seen it all," Havoc said. "I'm going to miss my dude. This loss is painful. But the lyrical legacy he left us will impact the culture forever. Rest in peace, Prodigy. My brother."
Near the time of his death, Prodigy was hospitalized shortly for an episode triggered by his sickle-cell anemia. He passed away while in a Las Vegas hospital. The cause of death was accidental choking. Havoc previously revealed plans of a new Mobb Deep album at VH1's 2017 Hip Hop Honors, telling AllHipHop.com that he's been hard at work on the album, as well as, films, documentaries, and [film] scoring.