Mobb Deep’s Havoc has explained his and Prodigy’s motivation for passing on a possible offer to rejoin 50 Cent‘s G-Unit Records despite putting out their last group project via the music mogul’s imprint.
According to Hav, they met with 50 and decided to explore other options.
“That was definitely something we all were considering,” Hav detailed. “We sat down with 50. At the end of the day, us and 50 are still cool. We’re good. But what everybody concluded was that [we] need to go do [our] own thing with no restraints. That was the best decision everybody could have made. The EP is done. It sounds good, seven or eight songs. Some real hip-hop sh*t, some real substance.” (XXL Mag)
Recently, Hav hit up SOHH to discuss how their next project could be released.
“I’m all about getting into any situation that makes money, you understand what I’m saying,” Hav told SOHH when asked if Mobb Deep is headed indie. “So I wouldn’t just be like, ‘Oh no, indie is this and major is that.’ You can sign to an indie and it could wind up being structured like a major deal and you won’t make any money, any way. Artists beware. People are quick to say, ‘Oh yeah, I’m doing indie.’ If the deal’s not structured right, it could get structured just like a major and you won’t see no f*cking bread. I’m into getting into anything that makes money.” (SOHH)
Over the spring, Prodigy hinted at plans to possible re-team with 50 & company.
“You can go get your money, elsewhere. And when that happened I was always talking to 50 [Cent] the whole time while I was locked up, and I basically asked him ‘How are we going to proceed? How are we going to move forward when I get back?’ And he was telling me he was interested in negotiating a new deal, with the new situation he’s got, and I was like, ‘Alright, cool.’ Came back home, and we’re still talking about it, throwing ideas around now about how we want to do it, but as of right now we’re free agents.” (Complex)
Rather than roll with G-Unit, Mobb Deep have started up their new label through Sony Music distributor, Red.
“The way we structured it is as a distribution deal basically, so we run our own label, Infamous, and we gotta do the daily ins and outs of everything. We gotta handle allthe record companybusiness and they get it in the stores for us, basically,” Prodigy told MTV News backstage at Rock the Bells in New York City on Saturday. “It’s been a long time coming,” Havoc added. “We’ve been in the game for a minute and the object of the game is to control your own business.” (MTV)
Check out a recent Prodigy interview down below: