New York rap veteran Prodigy is tired of the dry-snitching accusations. The Mobb Deep frontman recently appeared on The Roots drummer Questlove’s weekly radio show on Pandora to clear up some widespread speculation.
During Questlove’s Q&A, Capital P did not hold back on responding to hip-hop critics claiming his 2011 My Infamous Life tell-all put certain people on blast.
“Let me get something clear real quick. A lot of motherf*ckers, they read my book or they hear these stories, they be like, ‘This n*gga dry-snitchin’’. Let me tell you something, there’s nobody being convicted, arrested, anything for what I’m saying…The statute of limitations is done already.” (“Questlove Supreme”)
Prodigy also spoke on battling his sickle-cell disease and maintaining a thriving hip-hop career.
“Going on tour, I didn’t realize I was killing myself. We would get off the plane, I’m sick. I got to go right to the hospital…gotta cancel the show….I just thought this was normal. This is what I did all my life. Get sick, go to the hospital, get better after a couple of weeks…I didn’t realize it was because of my diet and all this drinking, all this smoking…I started doing research and I started finding out that you could control the sickle cell, just from having the proper diet.” (“Questlove Supreme”)
Last year, Prodigy announced his upcoming My Infamous Prison Cookbook had been banned from California prisons.
Outside of the book drama, P recently spoke to SOHH about his approach to music-making with seasoned artists and rap newcomers.
“We’re not playing with it. I’m dead serious about my craft. I’m willing to work with anyone else I respect out there and I can tell that they’re serious about their stuff like they’re good lyricists, they’re writing some good lyrics, they’re picking good beats. I like collaborating with other artists that I respect. Especially with the new artists and the old artists, too. Whatever. As long as they’re dope, let’s do it. I’m with collaborating with people. It’s good because we get to share fans. They probably got fans that never heard of who I am and I probably got fans who probably never heard of who they are. That’s just how it works. It works in both people’s favor.” (SOHH)