News: Prodigy & Havoc Rely On Drake's Secret Weapon For Mobb Deep Comeback
Friday, Jan 3, 2014 8:12PM
Young Money stud Drake's go-to producer Boi-1da has revealed his involvement on the long-awaited Mobb Deep comeback album and what fans can anticipate.
Although brief with details, Boi said reaching out to member Havoc ultimately helped get the wheels rolling for The Infamous Mobb Deep.
"It's new-age with that old Mobb twist to it," says the Toronto producer of the new material. "I was a big fan of Mobb Deep and Havoc's production, so I just reached out and me and him have been producing records together, sending stuff back and forth. I can say that I have some records on the new Mobb Deep album that me and Havoc did together. It's something I knocked off my bucket list." (VIBE)
If all goes accordingly, Mobb Deep's latest offering will arrive in the second quarter of this year.
Mobb Deep have been back into the booth recording their eighth studio album for a good part of the year, but today the Queens-based duo announced that the album, The Infamous Mobb Deep, would be out this Spring. The package will contain one disc of all new material and one disc of unreleased tracks from the sessions from their sophomore album, 1995's The Infamous. Additionally, Havoc and Prodigy will hit the road in less than a month, kicking off a 32-city U.S. tour on January 10 in San Diego, with additional international tour dates yet to be announced. The tour poster and dates are below. Havoc dropped a solo album, 13, earlier this year, while Prodigy linked up with frequent collaborator The Alchemist for a joint project called Albert Einstein. (XXL Mag)
Last November, Prodigy said Mobb Deep plans were back in full effect with a group project in the works.
Prodigy also took a moment to share that his relationship with Havoc is back in a good place after reports of the two having issues surfaced last year. The pair reunited to embark on the nationwide Mobb Deep 20th Anniversary Tour this past spring. "Me and Hav, we're like brothers," says Prodigy. "We had a little disagreement that spilled out to the public, that was corny. But it what it is. We're back on the road. We're working on the next Mobb Deep album right now." (AHH)
Last year, Hav revealed the upcoming LP was roughly halfway completed and would primarily feature his beats.
"Me and P been in the studio for the past month, we damn near got half of the next Mobb Deep album knocked out... On this new Mobb Deep album it's just going to be all me [on the production] and less of somebody coming up with some s**t. I been f**king with Boi-1da a little bit too, he got some hot s**t, kinda meshing both of our sounds together, so that should be interesting." (Miss Info TV)
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