News: Mobb Deep's Prodigy Becomes A Free Dun

Monday, Mar 7, 2011 12:20PM

Written by Biz Jones

Mobb Deep rapper Prodigy has completed his three-year jail sentence after serving time for his 2007 gun conviction case.

Confirmation of the rapper's jail release hit the Internet early Monday (March 7).

According to the NYS Department of Correctional Services, prisoner 08A1481 better known as Prodigy, was released from Mid-State Correctional Facility this morning after serving a three year sentence on weapons charges. Welcome back, dun." (Rap Radar)

Former Prodigy rap rival Saigon recently talked about his release.

"I'm happy man," Sai said when asked for his reaction to P's release in March. "I don't wish jail on my worst enemy. So 'Free Prodigy'. I'm happy he coming home man. Hopefully you get it back, get your career back to where you need to be. Take care of your seeds...I don't know where he stands. Some dudes got chips on their shoulders. What we had was a little quarrel. It happens, it happens. If he harboring animosity, so be it man. As long as he plays his position, I'm gonna play mine's. It's that simple. I got love for any black man trying to do their thing. I never did, like, [have] a personal dislike for Prodigy. I never did. I grew up listening to them all day. I used to love Mobb Deep music. I was influenced by Mobb Deep music at one point. When I was a shorty, I used to go crazy -- I f*cked up a lot of people off their music. It was a good thing -- this dude had influenced my life at one point. I don't harbor animosity. What we got in to, it happens sometimes. Dudes fight and it is what it is. I wish that man the best. He got outta there in one piece. I wish him nothing but success." (AHH Video)

In September, Mobb Deep affiliate/producer Alchemist said P would return home last month.

"P comes home in February. It's gonna be a very busy time. It's amazing. He feels like he's home already. He's in the best health he's been in. He's really excited. I've been sending him beats. Havoc is sending him beats. I e-mail them to his wife, and she puts it on some type of cassette. It's like he's in the studio, he's just not recording." (MTV)

However, Mobb Deep's Havoc later revealed his March 7th release.

Incarcerated Mobb Deep group member Prodigy will be a free man this March, when the rapper is released from prison, after serving a three-year sentence for gun possession. Mobb Deep's Havoc dropped the date during an appearance on Statik Selektah's 'Show Off Radio' show on Shade 45 last night (January 20th). Prodigy's official release date from the Mid-State Correctional Facility in New Jersey is March 7th. Prodigy was one of the first high-profile celebrities to be sentenced to a stiff jail sentence under New York's gun laws. (All Hip Hop)

Check out Havoc speaking on Prodigy down below:

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