Mobb Deep’s Havoc and Prodigy are hard at work in the studio and hinted at what fans can look forward to from their first retail collaborative project since 2006’s Blood Money release through G-Unit Records.
While Hav promised production from himself and Alchemist, Prodigy confirmed Nas‘ appearance on the upcoming project.
“Yeah, we working. Me and Hav in the studio every day going hard,” Prodigy explained in an interview with Gina Torres. “We’re gonna make that crazy [music]. You know, we’re not gonna put anything out there that’s not crazy because right now it’s not a game. We understand the importance of putting something out that’s going to stand the test of time…Right now, the only real feature I can say is Nas. So other than that, we keeping it under the hat.” (All Hip Hop)
A few weeks ago, Prodigy talked to SOHH about strengthening up his lyrics while serving time behind bars.
“While in jail, I wrote about 210 songs. It’s about 20 albums worth of material. Most of them aren’t even recorded yet. Since I’ve been home, [I’ve recorded] 65 to 70 songs. And then there’s brand new stuff that I wrote and recorded after I came home…There was a time where I felt I was slipping a little bit with the lyrics. I started feeling myself a lot and then started getting real lazy. So when I got locked up, I was like, “You know what, I gotta fix this sh*t,” because I was headed down the wrong road. And that’s not the way I’m trying to go at all.” (SOHH Guest Star)
In April, Havoc revealed plans to put out the new Mobb Deep record by late summer.
“I feel that we’ve been in the business long enough to totally know what to do,” he said in an interview. “The whole thing right now is to really capitalize on our talent and what we do instead of having all these major labels take, take, take. We might as well reap the rewards of our success.” Havoc said the eight- to 10-song EP, which the group plans to call Mobb Deep, will drop in August and will be the first Mobb Deep project released since Prodigy was released from prison in March. “Sometimes you have to man up and do you your own thing. We can do this. We’ve been in the game for years, so it’s like, ‘Let’s do it. The time is now.'” (MTV)
While their Blood Money album eventually went gold, P recently spoke on cutting ties with 50 Cent‘s G-Unit Records.
“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)
A release date has not yet been announced.
Check out Mobb Deep’s interview below: