Mobb Deep’s Prodigy recently revealed how business savvy and protective 50 Cent is by claiming the G-Unit general made him sign a confidentiality agreement upon joining his roster in the mid-2000’s.
According to Capital P, Fif makes all of his artists sign documents to ensure they do not bash him publicly.
“When we signed to G-Unit, 50 made us sign the paper that said you can’t talk about nothing about me,” Prodigy revealed in an interview. “The confidentiality [agreement]. He makes everybody sign that. So when I wrote the book, I had to tell 50, ‘Is it okay that I have this G-Unit chapter in there?’ He was like, ‘Yeah, no problem. Yeah.’ A lot of people think I was trying to pull a publicity stunt to sell books but that wasn’t even the case. I just felt like a lot of things needed to be done.” (“Whoolywood Shuffle”)
A couple years ago, Prodigy spoke on his run at G-Unit and said the presence of too many roster artists may have hurt their only release under Fif’s label.
“That G-Unit album that we did, Blood Money, yeah, I think the only problem with that album was, we was having so much fun just doing songs with our people, they was on too many songs I think. I think 50 [Cent] was on too many songs, then we had [Lloyd] Banks, [Tony] Yayo and [Young] Buck. You know what I mean? It was a little bit oversaturated with the G-Unit artists. … When I was out, we was touring the album, I was hearing all this feedback from the fans like, ‘Oh, this album is too G-Unit, Mobb Deep sold out.'” (Hip Hop Nation)
Prior to signing a distribution deal with Sony RED a few summers ago, Prodigy hinted at possibly inking back with G-Unit.
“You can go get your money, elsewhere. And when that happened I was always talking to 50 [Cent] the whole time while I was locked up, and I basically asked him ‘How are we going to proceed? How are we going to move forward when I get back?’ And he was telling me he was interested in negotiating a new deal, with the new situation he’s got, and I was like, ‘Alright, cool.’ Came back home, and we’re still talking about it, throwing ideas around now about how we want to do it, but as of right now we’re free agents.” (Complex)
In March 2011, group member Havoc confirmed speculation claiming Mobb Deep were off G-Unit.
“An album is definitely in the sights,” he said. Although the disc’s home is uncertain as of know. Havoc said, while they are still cool with 50 Cent, the group is no longer on G-Unit Records. “It was a problem for Interscope, where I guess they felt that we didn’t sell enough records for them at that time,” he explained. “So they let us go off the roster and we was like, the stipulations in contracts was real technical so after that I think the G-Unit contracts just expired. [But] we [won’t] stay homeless for long,” the free agent added. (XXL Mag)