New York rappers Prodigy and Havoc finally solidified their Mobb Deep reunion over the weekend by teaming up for their Paid Dues 2013 concert performance.
Just over a month before they prepare to hit the road for a joint tour, Capital P and Hav treated fans to classics during Saturday night’s set in San Bernardino, California.
With their troubles seemingly behind them, Mobb Deep made their reunion official during the opening day of Paid Dues 2013 in San Bernardino, California last night. Among their catalog of classics, Havoc and P performed their timeless Infamous cut, “Shook Ones Pt. II.” Forget chocolate eggs; this is the only gift we want this Easter. Don’t forget, the Queensbridge duo hit the road on May 9 for their 20th Anniversary Tour. (Miss Info TV)
A few days ago, Hav and P talked about hooking back up and performing a slew of lesser known tracks during their road trip.
“It’s definitely gonna be songs performed that we’ve never performed before,” Havoc promised when the group spoke to MTV News. Pee estimates that he and Hav get together about two weeks before a tour to choose which songs they’ll travel with. “We just recently we did a rehearsal together and as soon as I walked in the door, Pee was playing something that we never performed before and I was like ‘Yo, let’s do that!’ ” Hav said anecdotally, though he wouldn’t give up the goods. (MTV)
Their multi-city tour buzz ignited the Internet in early February.
It’s official: hip-hop duo Mobb Deep’s putting their beef on the back burner … and officially heading out on a 20th anniversary tour later this spring … TMZ has learned. The duo — a.k.a. Havoc and Prodigy — were entwined in an intense rap feud ever since Havoc tore into Prodigy on Twitter … claiming among other things that Prodigy had engaged in a slew of jailhouse relationships during his 3-year stint in the slammer. But now, the two rappers have let bygones be bygones … and recently announced they’re headed back on the road together. First stop? The Paid Dues festival in L.A. this March. Sources close to the group say it’s just the first of many shows — and will act as the unofficial kickoff for their April world tour … where they’ll be celebrating 20 years as a group. (TMZ)
Earlier this year, P refused to lay out Mobb Deep’s deathbed despite their now-defunct publicized feud.
“Nah, nah, it’s just on standby,” Capital P said when asked if it is time to retire the Mobb Deep brand. “Yeah, I’m sure about that. I love Mobb Deep. Mobb Deep made my life what it is. Havoc feels the same way, so we’ll be right back to work. For right now, he’s doing his thing and I’m doing my thing. I’ve got goals I’m trying to accomplish, and I really can’t let nothing sidestep me or get in the way of that. If that means I gotta put Mobb Deep on standby for the time being, then so be it. That’s what has to happen.” (“Usual Suspects Radio”)
Check out a portion of the performance: