News: Prodigy Puts Deadline On Mobb Deep LP, "That's The Only Thing We're Focusing On Right Now" [Video]
Wednesday, Aug 24, 2011 10:15PM
Mobb Deep's Prodigy has provided an update for Infamous fans hoping to snatch up new material from him and Havoc, promising a new LP will be out before 2012.
While mum on details, P said expect to see producer Alchemist on the new project.
"We'll be dropping the single for the [new] album soon," P said in an interview with Bootleg Kev. "That's the only thing we're focusing on right now, the Mobb Deep album -- it'll be [available] before the new year. We ain't letting nothing out the bag [with features] - just know, it's that hard sh*t...[Alchemist], Havoc, the home team, you know? Mobb Deep, you know how we always do it." (Bootleg Kev)
Recently, Havoc talked to SOHH about how the LP will be released.
"I'm all about getting into any situation that makes money, you understand what I'm saying," Hav told SOHH when asked if Mobb Deep is headed indie. "So I wouldn't just be like, 'Oh no, indie is this and major is that.' You can sign to an indie and it could wind up being structured like a major deal and you won't make any money, any way. Artists beware. People are quick to say, 'Oh yeah, I'm doing indie.' If the deal's not structured right, it could get structured just like a major and you won't see no f*cking bread. I'm into getting into anything that makes money." (SOHH)
In April, Havoc revealed plans to put out the new Mobb Deep record by late summer.
"I feel that we've been in the business long enough to totally know what to do," he said in an interview. "The whole thing right now is to really capitalize on our talent and what we do instead of having all these major labels take, take, take. We might as well reap the rewards of our success." Havoc said the eight- to 10-song EP, which the group plans to call Mobb Deep, will drop in August and will be the first Mobb Deep project released since Prodigy was released from prison in March. "Sometimes you have to man up and do you your own thing. We can do this. We've been in the game for years, so it's like, 'Let's do it. The time is now.'" (MTV)
Over the spring, Prodigy talked to SOHH about strengthening up his lyrics while serving time behind bars.
"While in jail, I wrote about 210 songs. It's about 20 albums worth of material. Most of them aren't even recorded yet. Since I've been home, [I've recorded] 65 to 70 songs. And then there's brand new stuff that I wrote and recorded after I came home...There was a time where I felt I was slipping a little bit with the lyrics. I started feeling myself a lot and then started getting real lazy. So when I got locked up, I was like, "You know what, I gotta fix this sh*t," because I was headed down the wrong road. And that's not the way I'm trying to go at all." (SOHH Guest Star)
Check out Prodigy's interview below: