Although Ja Rule is headed to the pen in February, New York will be getting one of its seminal emcees back in March.

Prodigy of Mobb Deep will be released on March 7, following a three-year sentence for gun possession.

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The release was confirmed by the other half of Mobb Deep, Havoc, on Thursday (January 20) night.

Prodigy is currently being held at the Mid-State Correctional Facility in New Jersey. He joins Lil Wayne and NFL player Plaxico Burress to fall victim to New York’s zero-tolerance gun laws.

The prison sentence stems from an October 2006 arrest, when police found a loaded handgun in the bulletproof SUV he was driving in.

In a 2007 interview with, Prodigy shared his thoughts on the arrest, indicating that the infamous “Hip Hop Cops” were behind his arrest.