Earlier in the summer, I revealed that Queens rap duo Mobb Deep (Prodigy and Havoc) were in the process of signing a new deal for their label Infamous Records. At that time of posting, I was not able to say the name of the label because the deal was still being finalized. However, I did hinted that it will be a label that Mobb Deep was signed to in the past. Since the deal is confirmed and the news is out there, I will say that Mobb Deep have signed their Infamous Records with RED Distribution, which is the independent distribution system of Sony Music.
“After almost 20 years in this industry, it was inevitable for us to take matters into our own hands. We feel that RED is the perfect home for our brand,” Prodigy said in a press release issued to MTV News. “We know who our fans are and what they want from Mobb Deep. We’re excited to take a new step in our career,” Havoc added.
President of RED Distribution Bob Morelli said, “Mobb Deep is an iconic act, having been on the cutting edge of music and social commentary for years. We are happy and excited to distribute the next chapter in their musical career.”
At the age of 18, Mobb Deep released their debut album Juvenile Hell, which was led by the single “Peer Pressure.” The album didn’t reached mainstream success but that didn’t stop them from making dope music. In 1995, Mobb Deep released The Infamous, which was their first successful album. It debuted at number 15 on the Billboard 200, and number three on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart.
Mobb Deep last album Blood Money was released back in 2006. The album debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 with 106,000 copies sold. Prodigy and Mobb Deep is in the studio working on their new album. The disc will feature production from Havoc, Alchemist, Sid Roams, DJ Premier, MTK, Cardiak and J.U.S.T.I.C.E League. Also, there is a rumored collaboration album between Nas & Mobb Deep.
As of press, Mobb Deep upcoming album does not have a release date.
Source: MTV News
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