All f/ Brandon Soderberg's excellent short interview w/ Clams Casino in the VV:
Yeah, they work as instrumentals, because I only think about how they sound. I'm not in the studio with the guys rapping, so I just kind of make it to make it, and I don't even think about hearing people on it. It's to keep me interested.
I sent that to an artist who was kinda with G-Unit/Mobb Deep. That was like a year and a half before it came out. He was just one of the guys that answered me on MySpace. His manager ended up managing Havoc later on, and that's how it happened.
There's volumes spoken 'bout the mode of production here. Please disabuse yourself of anything more heroic.