Last night at Hot 97’s annual Summer Jam concert, G-Unit soldier Lloyd Banks brought out fellow Queens rhymers Prodigy and Havoc of Mobb Deep for a performance of their classic song “Shook Ones Pt. II.” During the event, MTV caught up with Prodigy, where he revealed that the Mobb had recently linked up with Summer Jam 2011 headliner Rick Ross for a collaboration.
Don P explained to MTV News that the Infamous/Rozay collab was already in the can. He said that Havoc and he are planning to unleash the track on the duo’s next LP, which they are planning to release later this year.
“We did a joint with Ross,” said P. “It’s in the stash right now. It’ll probably be for the Mobb album. It’s kinda crazy too…We’re looking forward to maybe, like, September. End of August, September – we’re shooting for around that time. We know they need that new music out there, something for the streets. We gotta feed the streets.”
Prodigy also added, “It’s a lot of different things happening in hip-hop. That’s a good thing. You got different types of sounds, but you know we gotta keep what makes us going. We gotta keep our sound alive, that dark Hip Hop. We’re gonna keep that alive.”
Rick Ross also talked about his respect for P during a visit to RapFix Live on May 25. He said that not only does he enjoy Prodigy and Havoc’s music, but that he also appreciated Prodigy reaching out to southern artists, particularly former Cash Money rapper B.G. on H.N.I.C.’s “Y.B.E.”
“I respect him, most definitely, as being a boss, making your own decisions,” said Ross. “When he was released, he gave me a call a few days after that. We spoke on the phone maybe once or twice. It was a genuine conversation, us touching base, making sure it is what it is. We most definitely put a record or two on the table. Just to be frank, I was always a fan of the homey, H.N.I.C. I always respected when I saw that. The B.G. collaboration he did with the South, that was big for me. So I was always a fan of the homey and when he made this move in a way, so you had to respect it. So look for a Rozay and Prodigy record in the future.”
The full interview with Prodigy can be seen below.
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