Mobb Deep‘s Prodgy will have to wait longer than originally expected for his release from jail as his day of freedom has now been delayed.
Initially expected to be freed next month, P is now expected to be released in early March.
Incarcerated Mobb Deep group member Prodigy will be a free man this March, when the rapper is released from prison, after serving a three-year sentence for gun possession. Mobb Deep’s Havoc dropped the date during an appearance on Statik Selektah‘s ‘Show Off Radio’ radio show on Shade 45 last night (January 20th). Prodigy’s official release date from the Mid-State Correctional Facility in New Jersey is March 7th. Prodigy was one of the first high-profile celebrities to be sentenced to a stiff jail sentence under New York’s gun laws. (All Hip Hop)
Last September, Mobb Deep affiliate/producer Alchemist said P would return home next month.
“P comes home in February. It’s gonna be a very busy time. It’s amazing. He feels like he’s home already. He’s in the best health he’s been in. He’s really excited. I’ve been sending him beats. Havoc is sending him beats. I e-mail them to his wife, and she puts it on some type of cassette. It’s like he’s in the studio, he’s just not recording.” (MTV)
In May, Mobb Deep’s Havoc updated fans on the status of his groupmate.
“Prodigy is chilling, yeah, you know he’s got the ‘Phone Tap’ song out, he’s still doing his thing behind bars,” Hav said in an interview. “That’s classic P. He’ll always find a way to make himself vocal, even if he’s behind bars. But he’s chilling, maintaining, he’s ready to come out and get to work. He’s got a book in the making, so it’s just crazy. I talk to him, like, a few times a month and I go see him every few months so we’re in pretty good contact. That’s my brother.” (Vlad TV)
P pleaded guilty in October 2007 to a gun possession charge which led to his current incarceration.
Mobb Deep rapper Prodigy has been sentenced to three-and-a-half years behind bars after pleading guilty to a weapons charge dating back to 2006. Authorities say Prodigy was pulled over in downtown Manhattan after he was spotted driving in the opposite direction on a one-way street in an attempt to claim a parking spot. A search of the car turned up an unlicensed .22-caliber pistol. He will begin his sentence January 2008. (Hip Hop Galaxy)
Check out Havoc speaking on Prodigy down below: