Mobb Deep’s Havoc has announced plans to put out his and Prodigy’s first joint album since their 2006 G-Unit Records debut, Blood Money.
According to Hav, the newest Mobb Deep compilation will be an EP and released independently.
“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)
Earlier this month, Prodigy spoke on parting ways with 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)
Last month, Hav confirmed speculation that Mobb Deep was off G-Unit.
“An album is definitely in the sights,” he said. Although the disc’s home is uncertain as of know. Havoc said, while they are still cool with 50 Cent, the group is no longer on G-Unit Records. “It was a problem for Interscope, where I guess they felt that we didn’t sell enough records for them at that time,” he explained. “So they let us go off the roster and we was like, the stipulations in contracts was real technical so after that I think the G-Unit contracts just expired. [But] we [won’t] stay homeless for long,” the free agent added. (XXL Mag)
In late 2009, 50 Cent provided a G-Unit Records roster update.
“As far as the rest of the roster, of course the original G-Unit as a group are gonna stay together,” Fif promised in an interview. “That’s myself, Tony Yayo and Lloyd Banks are on the actual label, G-Unit Records as a roster, I let Prodigy and Havoc go off the label because P had to get extra money before he went into jail. And Havoc just had idle time while P was gone because he didn’t work as often as P does.” (This Is 50)
Mobb Deep’s run on G-Unit lasted from summer 2005 to 2009. In 2006, Mobb Deep released Blood Money which reportedly sold under 500,000 copies. Last summer, 50 Cent signed a distribution for his G-Unit Records through EMI Music.
Check out a recent Prodigy interview down below: