Mobb Deep’s Prodigy has announced plans to hook up with Dipset’s Jim Jones for a slew of mixtape records and, potentially, a collaborative album.
Capital P said the idea came from frequent comparisons they received on various outings together.
“To tell you the truth, I’ll let something out of the bag. Me and Jim Jones was talking about doing an album together, because everybody was like, ‘Y’all n*ggas like twins.’ Every time we go out and standing next to each other, people say that about us,” he said. “We was just talking. I had done that song on his [Capo] album when I came home [last year]. We was talking and I was like, ‘Yo, let’s do an album together.’ He was like, ‘Let’s do a few mixtape joints and see how people are feeling it out and let’s try it.’ That’s something that’ll probably be happening.” (VIBE)
Last year, Jones talked to SOHH about linking up with Prodigy in the studio.
“I got Prodigy on my new Capo album,” Jones told SOHH. “Me and P have already been in the studio. He came in the studio and didn’t leave until 7:30 AM [yesterday] morning. He was doing his thing. He looks good. Prodigy looks like he got his weight up, he’s in shape and it looks like he’s got his mind right. He looks like he’s been reading his books in there, the raps are on point, the flow is good, shouts to P. RSV-P and all that. Prodigy, P, you heard me?” (SOHH)
In May, the Mobb Deep member discussed collaborating with a variety of regional artists like T.I. and Wiz Khalifa.
“I wanted to use people that were kinda hard to get and also you wouldn’t think that I would collab with them,” Prodigy told “RapFix Live” host Sway Calloway on Wednesday’s show. “You wouldn’t think that Pee would have a song with them right now.” Prodigy didn’t yet have a title for the track with T.I. because the pair had just finished recording it Tuesday night, but he was able to dish a bit on the song with the Taylor Gang captain: “The Wiz record is called ‘Co-Pilot.’ That one is dope,” he bragged with a sheepish grin. Fans will have to hold out until July 3 to hear H.N.I.C. 3 in full, but Pee promises it will be well worth the wait. It’s been four years since he released H.N.I.C. Pt. 2, and while the original H.N.I.C. is well-regarded in hip-hop circles, Prodigy admits to rushing production on the second installment. “I had a limited amount of space to do it before I had to turn myself in,” he said of his three-year jail stint for gun possession. (MTV)
He recently nixed speculation and gossip suggesting he had beef with longtime friend/producer Havoc.
“The Mobb is good, we’re working on the next album still, steadily, making it hot,” he said in an interview. “But in the meantime we’re gonna put out some product for right now. The Mobb Deep album is not where we want it to be yet, so we’ve just gotta do something in the meantime. … We’ve got a distribution deal over at Sony RED, so basically we run our own label, we run the company, we’ve gotta do everything ourselves. We make the release schedule, it’s up to us what comes out first and if we want to change something, we change it. We’ve got a lot of control with this situation.” (RapFix)
Check out Prodigy’s interview below: