With Prodigy behind bars, SOHH caught up with his partner in rhyme Havoc to discuss rumors of P’s failing health and his current relationship with 50 Cent and G-Unit Records.
In a recently released internet video, fellow Queens-bred rapper N.O.R.E. claimed that Prodigy, who suffers from Sickle Cell Anemia, had received the wrong medication in jail and suffered a life threatening reaction.
Though Havoc admitted that he hadn’t seen the video he disputed N.O.R.E.’s claim. “His health is good as far as I know,” he said. He’s in good spirits. He wants to get the f*ck out but he’s feeling good. We just want to hurry up and get him home and get back to normal life.”
But normal life for Prodigy won’t resume until 2011 when he concludes his 3 1/2 year sentence. That means the he and Havoc won’t be releasing any new Mobb Deep material until then. Regardless, Havoc says he’s still in good standing with 50 Cent, who signed the group to a deal with G-Unit Records in 2005.
“We’re allowed to go off and do our little solo things besides G-Unit so it’s a pretty good relationship,” he said.
According to Havoc, 50 always hits him up for tracks but he has yet to land a placement on Fif’s upcoming album, Before I Self-Destruct.
“I’m still working on it,” he told SOHH. “They real picky so you gotta hit him in the head with like a million tracks before you really get something because [as] you can understand they trying to put out the best album possible.”
In other news, Havoc told us that has been tapped to produce beats for the upcoming Method Man and Redman reunion project. He’s also been busy prepping his next solo album – which is slated for release on Koch Records early next year – and serving as a judge for Loud.com‘s second $100,000 Online Rap Battle and Producer Challenge.
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