News: Mobb Deep Go To The Dark Side, Plot Black Friday Takeover

Monday, Sep 19, 2011 5:00PM

Written by Rosario Harper

Mobb Deep are ready to invade fans music stashes once again by revealing plans to put out their latest group effort since 2006's Blood Money a day after Thanksgiving.

According to group member Havoc, their EP will drop this November.

"We have an EP coming on Black Friday," Havoc said, referring to November 25, the beginning of the holiday shopping season. "We didn't come up with a title yet, but we'll have a title that will mean something. It will be like seven or eight songs. I did like three. We have some produced by J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, Alchemist and this kid named Young Free. It feels good man. It's a long time coming. Now we could really be in control of our own destiny. It's all on us now. For right now we're gonna focus on the Mobb. But the label situation is set up to break other acts. We're gonna be versatile with it. We're not gonna just get the homie from up the block. We're gonna get talent. We're definitely serious about it." (XXL Mag)

Earlier this month, Prodigy and Hav talked about securing a record deal with Sony distributor RED.

"The way we structured it is as a distribution deal basically, so we run our own label, Infamous, and we gotta do the daily ins and outs of everything. We gotta handle all the record company business and they get it in the stores for us, basically," Prodigy told MTV News backstage at Rock the Bells in New York City on Saturday. "It's been a long time coming," Havoc added. "We've been in the game for a minute and the object of the game is to control your own business." (MTV)

A few weeks ago, the duo issued a statement revealing their new post-Interscope/G-Unit Records deal.

"After almost 20 years in this industry, it was inevitable for us to take matters into our own hands. We feel that RED is the perfect home for our brand," Prodigy said in a press release. "We know who our fans are and what they want from Mobb Deep. We're excited to take a new step in our career," Havoc added. President of RED Distribution Bob Morelli offered his support of the newly inked group and label. "Mobb Deep is an iconic act, having been on the cutting edge of music and social commentary for years. We are happy and excited to distribute the next chapter in their musical career." (Press Release)

Over the summer, Prodigy said his aim was to put out a new LP in the next few months.

"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)

Check out a recent Prodigy interview down below:

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