Mobb Deep’s Prodigy has clarified his relationship with 50 Cent after Havoc recently revealed their disassociation from Interscope/G-Unit Records after only releasing 2006’s Blood Money on the label.
According to P, Mobb Deep are currently free agents, but a G-Unit Records reunion may be in the works.
“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)
While G-Unit still serves as a possible home, P is currently primarily focused on their music.
“Right now we’re not concerned with which label it’s going to be. We’re really concerned with making an incredible album. Like never before. To basically solidify our careers, and our legacy for the next 20 to 30 years. We’ve been in the game for like 20, and we’ve had a good run, so we’re just trying to solidify the next 20 right now. And the only way that you can do that is make sure the music is not just good, that shit has to be incredible.” (Complex)
Last month, Hav confirmed speculation that Mobb Deep was 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)
In late 2009, 50 Cent provided a G-Unit Records roster update.
“As far as the rest of the roster, of course the original G-Unit as a group are gonna stay together,” Fif promised in an interview. “That’s myself, Tony Yayo and Lloyd Banks and on the actual label, G-Unit Records as a roster, I let Prodigy and Havoc go off the label because P had to get extra money before he went into jail. And Havoc just had idle time while P was gone because he didn’t work as often as P does. M.O.P. was kinda just waiting for me to do it for them…Hot Rod and Spider Loc are still technically signed to G-Unit Records...[Young] Buck is still signed to G-Unit Records, hopefully he can come up with a record. If he can come up with a song, we can get my money back, you know what I’m saying? I hope he can come up with something right quick. I’m looking forward to that check at least. They gotta pay me not to put the [G-Unit] logo on it.” (This Is 50)
Mobb Deep’s run on G-Unit lasted from summer 2005 to 2009. In 2006, Mobb Deep released Blood Money which reportedly sold under 500,000 copies. Last summer, 50 Cent signed a distribution for his G-Unit Records through EMI Music.
Check out a recent Prodigy interview below: