Prodigy Describes Recording "Hardcore Female Songs" For "H.N.I.C. 3"

Prodigy explains making Mobb Deep music for the ladies.

Those who have listened to Prodigy's H.N.I.C. 3 album may have noticed more than a few songs directed at the ladies. In an interview with MTV News, the Mobb Deep emcee explains why he took this approach.

"I decided to create female songs, but hardcore female songs," said P, who said his song "Pretty Thug" was inspired by The Notorious B.I.G.'s "Me and My Bitch."

Prodigy cautioned, however, that his album was not a lighthearted affair. "It's not like it's some lite-FM records where we're trying to get radio spins. Most of the female songs on this album, they're not gonna play on the radio. It's a little bit too hard-core."

Prodigy described his first entry in the H.N.I.C. series as "street, gutter. It was almost like a Mobb Deep feel," whereas the second was "more of a revolutionary, rebel-type thing."

"With this [album] right here, I was like, 'How can I make this different?' Something new," he added.

Watch the interview below:

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36 Comments

  • kalico

    Fuck the haters this Album is strait fire. I give it a 5. Fuk the personality or that he did a tell all book. Yall niggas now a day are homo's I don't give a fuk about P except for the music he drops and this album is fire....

  • street fred

    this fag shits out more cum than andy dick and tom cruise and alter boys

  • street fred

    this aint nore

  • street fred

    i heard of sickle cell but this dude got tickle and tell

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  • Anonymous

    Mobb Deep needs to do an album with the most controversial, misunderstood, bottle throwing crooner out there today... Drake.

  • Anonymous

    should've stopped after the first HNIC.. Prodigy is a shell of him former self

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  • Anonymous

    "all those songs are dope" Lying is bad.

  • Anonymous

    songs for the LADIES???? THIS DUDE IS A FAGGOT

  • Sensaye252

    I think HNIC 3 is ill. At first, I was mad because it has so many songs about bitches, and it had some trappy songs on it, but I can't even front, all those songs are dope. To me it's his best solo album. Plus, lyrically, Prodigy is at the top of his game right now. He's got mad styles, flows, crazy ass rhyme patterns....I love that album.

  • MEHH

    I also wasn't feeling HNIC3. It sounds too commercial for Mobb Deep. Pretty Thug was a little confusing as a single because your not gonna call your woman a pretty thug whether she has street knowledge or not,.

  • Anonymous

    the first H.N.I.C. was a classic, hands down.

  • gutter man

    biggest prodigy fan but h.n.i.c.3 sucks.

  • BIG FACE ITALY

    Award show life sound like a bitch made diva Somebody close to P slap him in the face for that one

  • BIG FACE ITALY

    Almost all the hip hop coming out these days is made for the females. Especially mainstream hip hop. HNIC3 sucks. I am not liking the new write a book to sellout the hood P. How can you ever use the name MOBB DEEP when you Henry Hill on your close ones

  • So Icy Boi!

    Mobb Deep fans are mad cuz Prodigy flopped. THE INFAMOUS is overrated as hell, there is no good beat on dat album, I cant dance to dat shit in da club. ma dad bumpin dat shit in da car and my ears are bleeding... I wanna heart TAKE CARE and CARTER 4 in da ride. my dad is too old. he dont know shit bout real music.... lmao. swag

    • NONO

      Your dad plays Mob Deep?....What are you 12? LOL..Your not even old enough to get in the club..LOL!!!!

  • Anonymous

    I love watching people try and justify bad music

  • Robbin Tanks 4 Ammo

    Pretty thug???? get the fuck outta here. You can get shot 4 callin a thug pretty WTF Or is that what all these metrosexuals wanna sell us...to be cute and adorable

  • Robbin Tanks 4 Ammo

    No Joke....I love the older work of Mobb Deep and the HNIC3 mixtape is not so bad....but damn P what the fuck where you thinking with the album. I cant listen to it. Havoc is dissin the livin daylight outta you with his 'same shit different day' song. And that song sounds Mobb Deep....HNIC3 sounds lazy as fuck.

  • Lo

    You niggas forget!Show respect to a Vet..Prodigy has always held it down.Mobb deep forever!HNIC is crack,Heard the street leak 5 song shit,Dope.Cant wait for whole thing.

  • So Icy Boi!

    lmao... dis nigga is da biggest bitch in da rap game. Drake and Weezy are more popular cut they have more skills... swag

  • FourTrackFiasco

    I equate "Hardcore Female Songs" to Ford making a V-6 Mustang.

  • KE

    A bunch of "hardcore female songs"?? Since when do ladies check for Prodigy joints? Very strange. No need for excuses. HNIC 3 is a disaster of an album. Not really much more to say about it than that. In all honesty, I was never even a fan of the first HNIC joint.

  • SDK

    I don't know who he thinks he's foolin. Damn Prodigy come out of the fucking closet we all who the fuck you really are

    • Anonymous

      wow....theres always one nigga who goes there when everyone else is chillin. got something u trying to tell us nigga?

  • Bigg Homie Locc Dogg

    He meant to say: I wanna make something for the strippers to get money to...

  • Fuck Queensbridge

    female songs damn that shit sounds gay as fuck lmao c'mon Prodigy let it be known you got raped on the mothrrfuckin pen

  • Anonymous

    your fan base isn't female fool. and at this age you arent getting any new ones.

  • okthen

    1 Love song on ya album, ok I get it. Standard affair. 6-8 love songs tho, REALLY fam? Weak weak album

  • youngsta

    lol, old ass prodigy needs to stop lying and say that he was just selling out. no bitches i know are playing that shitty album. fuck outta here. bitches love drake, not prodigy. lmao. he just saying this because his album flopped big time.

  • Rival X

    This nigga album sucks bad. Weak as hell. I was looking forward to too.

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