News: Alchemist On Prodigy's New Hunger, "No Disrespect, It's Not A Shyne Situation" [Video]
Saturday, Mar 19, 2011 9:08AM
Mobb Deep producer Alchemist has weighed in on Prodigy's return home from a three-year jail sentence and how the Queens rapper seems rejuvenated.
Comparing P's microphone return to the lackluster reaction fans gave Shyne with his new music following a ten-year sentence, Al said the gritty rapper is back to business.
"He's home man," Alchemist told reporters with a smile when asked about Prodigy. "[Our studio sessions?] Outstanding. He came right back to the ground running. That sh*t was kind of amazing. I've never seen anybody, no disrespect, it's not a Shyne situation. No disrespect, but he's like better than before. He sounds young -- he's got a book that's like the size of a phone book -- it's just like scripts...The energy's real good. Him and Havoc are perfect -- he's go the right people around, I'm over there making some sh*t, Hav's making some sh*t. It's really internal." (VIBE)
Earlier this week, Prodigy and Havoc dropped their Alchemist-produced track, "Love Y'All More."
Fresh off his prison bid, Prodigy reunites with Havoc for the first post-incarceration Mobb Deep track "Love Y'all More." The gushy soul-sampled tune, produced by Mobb affiliate Alchemist, is a return to form for the Queens duo, with gruff rhymes dedicated to the fans for holding P down while he was serving his time. "Through the thick and the thin, strong and the long/ We love y'all, 'cause y'all love us/ We love ya'll more," raps the newly-liberated Prodigy. (Rap-Up)
A few days ago, Prodigy gave his first post-jail interview with The Source.
"It feels incredible, man," P said when asked about his feelings since being released from jail last week. "I'm just happy to be back, be back to work on the music and everything we got to take care of. A lot of the things I was doing [in jail], I was writing a lot of blogs and putting it out there on the websites and the streets. I was writing a lot of lyrics, of course, for songs and I tried my hand at some poetry, different writing types of stuff. At this point in my life, I see a lot of people -- just doing the same thing. Nobody's unique. Everybody copies off each other, everybody wears the same kind of stuff. Nobody's an individual anymore." (The Source)
G-Unit's Lloyd Banks recently talked about wanting to make new records with P.
The self-proclaimed Punch Line King announced a special track he has in mind for his former G-Unit teammate Prodigy. "I haven't spoken to him yet," Banks said. "We gonna get something done." Banks added that he has, however, been in contact with the gruff-voiced rapper's longtime producer and comrade the Alchemist and promised that the pair will work together. He mentioned that he already has a record in mind for the collaboration, which would include another artist. "I had the crazy record, [but] I'm not gonna say the other feature, but hopefully I get a good one," he teased. (MTV)
Check out Alchemist's interview below: