Archive for April 22, 2011

Mobb Deep Considers G-Unit Re-Up, “We’re Still Throwing Ideas Around”

Posted in 1 on April 22, 2011 by bobbybounce

Mobb Deep’s Prodigy has clarified his relationship with 50 Cent after Havoc recently revealed their disassociation from Interscope/G-Unit Records after only releasing 2006’s Blood Money on the label.

According to P, Mobb Deep are currently free agents, but a G-Unit Records reunion may be in the works.

“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)
While G-Unit still serves as a possible home, P is currently primarily focused on their music.

“Right now we’re not concerned with which label it’s going to be. We’re really concerned with making an incredible album. Like never before. To basically solidify our careers, and our legacy for the next 20 to 30 years. We’ve been in the game for like 20, and we’ve had a good run, so we’re just trying to solidify the next 20 right now. And the only way that you can do that is make sure the music is not just good, that shit has to be incredible.” (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 and 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. M.O.P. was kinda just waiting for me to do it for them…Hot Rod and Spider Loc are still technically signed to G-Unit Records…[Young] Buck is still signed to G-Unit Records, hopefully he can come up with a record. If he can come up with a song, we can get my money back, you know what I’m saying? I hope he can come up with something right quick. I’m looking forward to that check at least. They gotta pay me not to put the [G-Unit] logo on it.” (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.

Prodigy’s Got A Deep Stash Of Nas Tracks, “It Was Only Right We Bring That Feeling Back”

Posted in 1 on April 22, 2011 by bobbybounce

After recently revealing his feud with Nas was buried, Mobb Deep’s Prodigy has hinted at a few stashed away new collaborations fans can look forward to.

Explaining his motivation to patch things up immediately following a three-year jail bid, P said his new “Dog Sh*t” Nas track is the first of many to come.

“We had a real long, interesting conversation about the future and how we want to move forward with our music, just everything like that. But mostly about how we need to put our little bullsh*t aside, and how our music is more important than any of that bullsh*t that we were going through. Right away, we sent him the song ‘Dog Sh*t’ that we had did, and he got on it, and it’s coming out crazy. We did a couple of other songs with him that we haven’t put out yet.” (Complex)
P also described how vital it was to get back into making music alongside Nasty Nas.

“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)
Last week, 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)
Earlier this month, 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)