News: Prodigy Says He Won't Mobb Wiz Khalifa Over 'O.N.I.F.C.' Title, "I Ain't Mad At Ya"
Tuesday, Mar 6, 2012 11:20AM
Mobb Deep's Prodigy recently gave his take on Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa naming his upcoming new LP Only N*gga In First Class (O.N.I.F.C), a decade after Prodigy dropped Head N*gga In Charge (H.N.I.C.).
Killing all speculation suggesting he may be upset with the title, Prodigy said he fully embraces Wiz's decision.
"Yeah, I heard about the Wiz Khalifa project coming out. I forgot the exact name of what he called it, but I read an article that he got the idea of doing that from my H.N.I.C. projects that I put out," Prodigy said in an interview. "That's all love. I love Wiz Khalifa, I love his music. I ain't mad at ya, dogs. Let's do something together. Let's do a song or something. Let's do a tour or something. I got ya back, thun." (MTV)
Last month, Khalifa reflected on his 2011 gold-selling Rolling Papers album and Atlantic Records debut.
"Moving on to the music, I haven't been this excited about any of my projects ever. I remember when i made kush and orange juice, I listened to it and knew I had created a new genre that wld change music.The mistake i made on Rolling Papers was thinking it was time to move on from that genre not knowing that it had impacted people so much. The album did great numbers, but creatively wasn't my best work. No regrets though. We live and we learn." [sic] (The Lvls!x)
He also gave fans an idea of what to expect from the upcoming O.N.I.F.C. (Only N*gga In First Class) LP.
"So for my fans sake and own personal enjoyment, Ive gone further into the world we've created and elaborated on our genre with the mixtape Taylor Allderdice and of course my sophomore album ONIFC. Im so confident in the artistry and creativity of these projects because so much living went along with them. These aren't songs aimed to be hits or widely accepted or even understood. Iss for people who live like us and can relate. And informative to those who can't. Either way we're inviting mu fuggas deep into our world and I can't wait. I got new visuals, a new clothing line, and the new show is gonna be amazing. This is for us. Taylor Gang Or Die." [sic] (The Lvls!x)
Prodigy's H.N.I.C. album dropped over ten years ago and has since been certified gold.
H.N.I.C. is the debut solo album from Mobb Deep member Prodigy. After four Mobb Deep albums, Prodigy took a temporary break from the group and released his first solo effort. "H.N.I.C." is an acronym for "Head N*gga In Charge". Prodigy enlisted a number of producers for the album, including The Alchemist, EZ Elpee, Rockwilder, Just Blaze and his Mobb Deep partner Havoc. The single "Keep It Thoro" received moderate video and radio rotation. A sequel, H.N.I.C. Pt. 2 was released April 22, 2008. It features production by Havoc, a fellow member of Mobb Deep. (Wikipedia)
Check out a recent Prodigy interview below: