By Henna Kathiya
Mobb Deep’s Black Cocaine EP is the duo’s first commercial project since Prodigy was released from a three-year prison sentence in March. The Queensbridge, New York, rappers poured time into constructing a solid return to the rap game and they’re confident in the finished product. “[Black Cocaine] is very epic, this is one of the best projects that you heard coming out of the hip-hop world in a minute,” Havoc tells RapFix.
Havoc and Prodigy are critically acclaimed for their brand of hardcore East Coast hip-hop that explores the harsh realities of inner city life, and Black Cocaine is a modern take on the sound that’s worked so well for the duo in the past. This new EP, released on November 21, is reminiscent of the music they’ve been pushing for two decades now and Prodigy even goes as far as calling the music “addictive.”
“It’s a limited edition thing, so we’re only pressing like 10,000 copies out there. It’s like a collector’s item,” he explained. “It’s just something special we’re putting out before the album.” The duo is pleased with their latest work, and glad to be back in control of things again after a noticeable hiatus. “Five years from now you’ll realize if you didn’t get something from this, you missed out,” Havoc says.
The duo promises even bigger things with their eight studio album Mobb Deep, which they intend to drop in February 2012.