News: The Alchemist Gives Prodigy Update, "He Hasn't Been Away From The Studio This Long"
Thursday, May 7, 2009 4:49PM
Mobb Deep producer The Alchemist recently gave fans an update on the status of Prodigy who is currently serving three and a half years behind bars.
Speaking with radio personality Jesse Maguire, the producer said P was ready to return to the hip-hop game with a new outlook on rap.
"Free P," Al exclaimed in an interview. "That's my man. I support him all the way. I see him frequently and he's doing real good just as far as the fans who wanted to know what's up, he's doing real good, he's healthy. It's working out, his mind is right. He's on some real positive, like the only way I can say and the way I feel is the way the music is, in general these days, not saying it's good or bad but by the way the current state of music is and how I feel it's gonna get in the next year or so, by the time he comes home which should be about a year, a year and a half, he's just gonna be like medicine. It's just gonna cut through as far as the way he's been talking and I've been getting some beats together for him even sending him beats, he's just in a writing state. But to all the fans, he's good, he's straight in there. He just wants to work, he hasn't been away from the studio this long. He's just ready to throw sh*t against the wall." (The Maguire)
Alchemist recently expressed his feelings on the hip-hop police trying to draw illegal connections to rappers.
"They profile rappers," Al said in an interview. "They are knowledgeable of who is in the rap game...They know who Alchemist is. They know who Prodigy is so when they drive around New York they see 'em, they follow where they're going, they take pictures, they put together a book...cause they know all the rappers are friends with people in the street, they come from the street...They wanna make connections now so when somebody gets shot or some drug deal goes down, they got all the info...They wanna know the guys in the streets that hang out with the artists. If you listen to rap, nine times outta ten we're snitching on ourselves...Like Supreme who was connected with Ja Rule...They start saying f*ck that, we're gonna start watching all these rappers and see who they're friends with." (Vod Pod)
Mobb Deep's Havoc previously spoke with SOHH about past rumors revolving around Prodigy's health behind bars.
"His health is good as far as I know," Havoc revealed last November. "He's in good spirits. He wants to get the f*ck out but he's feeling good. We just want to hurry up and get him home and get back to normal life." (SOHH)
Prodigy pleaded guilty in October 2007 to gun possession which led to his current incarceration.
Mobb Deep rapper Prodigy has been sentenced to three-and-a-half years behind bars after pleading guilty to a weapons charge dating back to 2006. Authorities say Prodigy was pulled over in downtown Manhattan after he was spotted driving in the opposite direction on a one-way street in an attempt to claim a parking spot. A search of the car turned up an unlicensed .22-caliber pistol. He will begin his sentence January 2008. (Hip Hop Galaxy)