Prodigy is slated to release two books in 2016, he announced via a press release yesterday (December 21). The Mobb Deep rapper will be teaming up with writer Kathy Iandoli for the projects, which will be based on his prison experiences.
The first book, Commissary Kitchen, is to be “part cookbook, part anecdotal storybook” and explore the living conditions of prisons. In 10 chapters, Prodigy will tell stories with each meal from his struggles with balancing his diet with sickle cell anemia to witnessing the emotional stress of being imprisoned during the holidays.
The other title, The State vs. Albert “Prodigy” Johnson, is described as an overall narrative of Prodigy’s time in Middle State Prison Facilities. In 2007, he was sentenced to three and a half years in prison after pleading guilty to gun possession. This book will chronicle his experience in the system and its effect on his career.
Both releases are scheduled to be available in the second half of 2016.