Mobb Deep fans had reason to worry back in April when a series of negative tweets from Havoc’s account, directed at Prodigy, seemed to confirm that trouble was brewing between the two rappers, but on his recent visit to “RapFix Live,” Prodigy guaranteed that another group album was coming. “If [Havoc] had a problem, he would’ve told me that, he wouldn’t put it on Twitter,” Prodigy told MTV News’ Sway Calloway, addressing the tweets, which sent rumors swirling that the legendary Queens group was headed for a breakup. “We’re veterans. We been doing this for years, that’s just something we wouldn’t do.”
Prodigy sounded pretty confident as he explained that things were all gravy between the two. “The Mobb is good, we’re working on the next album still, steadily, making it hot,” he said. “But in the meantime we’re gonna put out some product for right now. The Mobb Deep album is not where we want it to be yet, so we’ve just gotta do something in the meantime.”
Prodigy plans to drop his new solo project, H.N.I.C. 3, on July 3, before the group rolls out their next album, revealing that Mobb Deep’s label situation allows them to be flexible with their release dates. “We’ve got a distribution deal over at Sony RED, so basically we run our own label, we run the company, we’ve gotta do everything ourselves,” he explained. “We make the release schedule, it’s up to us what comes out first and if we want to change something, we change it. We’ve got a lot of control with this situation — it’s like the best situation that you could ever be in, as far as [being] an artist and making music, this is great for us.”
Even though Prodigy has confirmed that there is no real beef between him and Havoc — “Only time there’s friction is if we might be on the road and we might have our eye on the same chick after the show” — some fans are still left wondering how a group album will turn out after the small scandal that surrounded the tweets.
“To tell you the truth, it really don’t matter to me what people believe,” Prodigy said. “My job is to come here and make our mark with the music. People are gonna talk all the time, we’ve been dealing with that since we’ve been 15.”
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