Mobb Deep’s Prodigy and Havoc have finally put their long-rumored reunion into motion by announcing a 20th anniversary tour set to kick off this spring.
A nearly 20-date Mobb Deep tour schedule surfaced online this week after speculation began to build up last month.
Mobb Deep has announced the initial dates for its upcoming 20th anniversary tour. For the trek, Prodigy and Havoc will set it off at Chicago, Illinois’ Double Door on May 9th. Stops on the tour include San Francisco, California’s DNA Lounge, Atlanta, Georgia’s Terminal West and Washington, D.C.’s The Howard Theater. The venture will conclude on June 9th at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s The Blockely. The tour marks the 20th anniversary of the release of the duo’s debut Juvenile Hell, which dropped in April 1993. (HHDX)
Buzz behind a possible reunion tour heated up 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)
Weeks prior, Prodigy refused to lay out Mobb Deep’s deathbed.
“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”)
In October, Capital P denied Hav’s claim of possibly having affection toward men and spoke on the feud.
“Nah, you know Hav don’t deserve that,” Prodigy said in an interview when asked if Havoc deserves to get shot. “[Have I ever participated in any homosexual activity?] H*ll f*cking no! H*ll no. I’ma tell you like this, the only thing I can really say is, you know what I mean, what I’ve been doing since I came home [in spring 2011], putting books out, putting out albums, mixtapes, you know, I started my own lable, I got a distribution deal, running around, setting up these tours, getting merchandising deals, getting endorsement deals, that’s all I really know, dog. [Have I asked him about the disses?] Nah. I just want to work, man — shout-out ot Havoc too, shout-out ot Hav. Word. That’s my dog. [Anything else I want to tell people?] I don’t have anything against gay people, dog. I’ve got some family members that are gay, I know some people that are gay, I got a couple of gay friends.” (This Is 50)