Mobb Deep was an iconic New York Crew that emerged from Queensbridge in the late 1980s. Comprised of emcees Prodigy and Havoc, the two-piece collective was flung into stardom in the early 1990s during the height of East Coast hip-hop’s gritty era, alongside artists such as Nas and the Wu-Tang Clan.
Mobb Deep had great success in the 1990s. However, in 2017, Prodigy passed away due to his struggles with sickle-cell anaemia, but irrespective of his early demise, Havoc has recently unveiled that a new Mobb Deep album is upcoming.
The emcee (Kejuan Muchita) has revealed that by using unreleased posthumous vocals recorded by Prodigy, he has successfully managed to create a full-length body of work. Furthermore, he has also shocked fans with news that he has a collaborative project with the Wu-Tang legend Method Man.
In a recent appearance on Talib Kweli’s podcast, People’s Party, the Queens emcee explained how he has embraced music again and has even been recording with RJ PAYNE and West Coast legend Rass Kass.
He told Kweli, “I’m actively working on a Mobb Deep album now, as we speak,” he said. “The family blessed me with a bunch of vocals [by Prodigy], and soon as I leave here, I’m goin’ back to work.”
He also reflected on his breakout project, The Infamous, alongside Prodigy, detailing, “It catapulted us! A lot of the supporters be like, ‘Yo, Infamous is dope but Hell on Earth is crazy.’ But, for me, the reason why I say The Infamous [over Hell on Earth is] because without The Infamous album bringing us back from an album that didn’t really do good [Juvenile Hell], we probably wouldn’t be sitting here talking to you.”
The emcee is yet to release any singles and has not revealed a working title but has confirmed that he is back in the studio making music with all sorts of people in hip-hop. From both the East and West coasts.