Mobb Deep’s Prodigy has opened up about patching his past issues with Nas and why fans can gracefully expect more records from the Queensbridge rap veterans.
Despite past conflicts, Prodigy described his recent collaborations with Nas as nothing less than powerful.
When we make songs together, man, it’s another level, it’s incredible music. It just gives you that feeling, like nostalgia almost…The music is just real powerful when Mobb Deep and Nas work together. So I said, ‘We gotta keep that feeling going, man. We would be fools to stop doing that because of whatever petty bullsh*t that was going on.’ … We put that aside and was like, ‘All right, let’s start doin’ some music.’ We had the ‘Dog Sh*t’ and made a couple of other joints that’s crazy.” (MTV)
Last month, P described how he managed to get Nas on their “Dog Sh*t” collaboration despite the rap star being on the road.
“He was actually on tour with Ky-Mani Marley, so we sent it through the email. We did a couple other joints. Because you know, back when we were coming up, The Infamous and our early albums, that was what we did. We recorded songs with the home team, and Nas was part of the home team. It was only right that we bring that feeling back. You can never go back to a time and try to recreate that sound because that time is done. But you can bring some of the feeling and that nostalgia back by reminding people what n*ggas was about, and how n*ggas is a team. That’s what we did, and it’s coming out crazy man.” (Complex)
A few weeks ago, P hinted at his reconciled relationship with the fellow Queens, New York native.
“We’ve beent talking since I’ve been home,” P told DJ Whoo Kid referring to Nas. “We put that to the side to do this music. This music is crazy right now that we’re working on. We did a couple of joints, you know what I’m saying? It’s coming out crazy, man. The music is more important than anything, all the little petty bullsh*t, you know what I’m saying? So we good on that…It was all love, because n*ggas came up together. So it’s nothing but love when we see each other…” (Radio Planet TV)
Mobb Deep and Prodigy’s “Dog Sh*t” collaboration landed online in early April.
Prodigy and Nas dropped their newest collaboration. Mobb Deep reunites with frequent collaborator Nas on “Dog Sh*t,” produced by The Alchemist and Havoc. The dark, hood-friendly joint, which features piano keys fluttering over ominous bass drones, solidifies Prodigy, Havoc, and Nas’ gangster mentality. “Dog sh*t, I sh*t you not/ You bring that larceny, danger, or harm around me?/ Dog sh*t, listen to me good/ We the grand goons, just a lick of nickel dime hood,” spits P on the chorus, while Nas welcomes his peer back from prison. (Rap-Up)
Check out a recent Prodigy interview below: