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Just Like I Reported: Queens Rap Duo Mobb Deeps Inks Distribution Deal With Sony

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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DON BLEEK EXCLUSIVE: Queens Rap Group Mobb Deep Is In The Process Of Signing A BIGGGG Deal

One of New York’s infamous rap groups is in the process of signing a big record deal. Queens duo Mobb Deep (Prodigy and Havoc) are in the process of signing with a major for their label Infamous Records. Because the lawyers are still working out the actual deal, I am not able to give the name of the major. I will say, that it is a label that Mobb Deep has worked with in the past. Let’s take a trip down memory lane. In the past, Mobb Deep was signed to Loud, Sony, Columbia, Jive and Interscope Records. I didn’t grow-up listening to Mobb Deep because I am young; however when I got older I started listening to their music. I like Mobb Deep because they rap about the harsh street life.

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.

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Behind The Scenes: L.E.P. Bogus Boys Ft. Mobb Deep “Gangstaz Only” Video Shoot

Last month, I reported that Chi Town’s rap group L.E.P. Bogus Boys were in the studio with Prodigy of Mobb Deep. Over this past weekend, Moonie and Count were in Queens, New York shooting the visual to their collaboration “Gangstaz Only.” The track is off L.E.P. Bogus Boys new project, Now Or Neva, dropping in August. They recorded the track inside of the Infamous Studios in NYC.

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Mobb Deep Brings Out Lil’ Kim In NYC For “Quiet Storm” (Remix) [With Video]

Last night Thursday (May 12), Mobb Deep performed at the Best Buy Theater in NYC. This was their first time performing together in three years. During their set, they brought out Brooklyn’s femcee Lil Kim for “Quiet Storm” (Remix). Wacth the video below:

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Breaking News: Rapper Prodigy Is On His Way Home From Jail

According to Prodigy’s longtime producer Alchemist, P is expected to be released from Rikers Island this February or maybe sooner. Alchemist spoke to Sway from MTV News during the Home and Home concerts and said this about Prodigy’s release from prison:

P comes home in February. It’s gonna be a very busy time. It’s amazing. He feels like he’s home already. He’s in the best health he’s been in. He’s really excited. I’ve been sending him beats. Havoc is sending him beats. I e-mail them to his wife, and she puts it on some type of cassette. It’s like he’s in the studio, he’s just not recording.”-Alchemist

Below is a story I wrote on Prodigy for XXL magazine back in March.

RAP SHEET
Name: Albert “Prodigy” Johnson
Age: 35
Crime: Criminal possession of a weapon. The charge stems from a 2006 incident where police discovered a .22 caliber pistol in P’s car after pulling him over for making an illegal U-turn. He was sentenced to three and a half years.
Began Sentence: February 2008
Expected Sentence: August 2011

THIS IS WHY HE’S HOT…

Cred: As the lyrical half of Mobb Deep, Prodigy has made a career of droppin’ morbid rhymes on hits like, “Shook Ones, Pt. II” and “Survival of the Fittest.” After crafting numerous classic cuts alongside producer/rapper Havoc, Prodigy dropped a solo gem on ’em in 2000 with H.N.I.C. Three more Mobb albums would follow, including 2006’s Blood Money on 50 Cent’s G-Unit Records.

Pre-Jail Buzz: Eventually splitting amicably from G-Unit, P continued to feed the streets with dark material. 2007 saw the release of his collaborative project with the Alchemist, Return of the Mac, which drew critical acclaim. The same goes for his subsequent release, H.N.I.C., Pt. 2, which dropped shortly after P started his sentence.

Release Therapy: With a career that spans over 17 years, Mobb Deep remains one of hip-hop’s most consistent groups and there’s no doubt that the same won’t hold true upon P’s release. Despite his incarceration, Prodigy continually reaches out to the public via letters/blogs that always stirs the pot. When it’s all said and done, though, fans are still thirstin’ for an MC to keep it thoro and can spit that dunn language.

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