Prodigy Talks Biggest Misconceptions About Prison & His First Meal Upon Getting Out
I haven't read many cookbooks lately, or many hip-hop books for that matter, but I'm sure my current reading material -- Prodigy's "Commissary Kitchen: My Infamous Prison Cookbook" -- is among the best of the recent works in either category. The Mobb Deep emcee recently came through HNHH to discuss his experiences during his prison stint from late 2007 to early 2011 that inspired him to write his new book.
Prodigy's Top 3 Worst Prison Food Experiences
Prodigy did a three-and-a-half year bid in jail from 2007 to 2011 on weapons charges. On October 11th, he released a cookbook called "Commissary Kitchen: My Infamous Prison Cookbook" inspired by the meals he cooked up while incarcerated. Prodigy came by the HNHH office recently to tell us about the worst jail food incidents that inspired him to get into cooking.
Havoc Makes A Beat From Scratch At HNHH Studio
The other week, if you 'Like' us on Facebook (if you don't, get on that), you may have seen our live stream of our studio session with Havoc. The OG producer and rapper was in NYC promoting his upcoming album with another talented beatsmith, Alchemist (The Silent Partner), and stopped by to give our users a behind-the-scenes look at his creative process when it comes to beat-making.
Dwagie Feat. Mobb Deep "Mansions N Security" Video
Dwagie Feat. Mobb Deep
Meet Dwagie, a Taiwanese rapper who has just scored a record with both members of Mobb Deep, the English title of which is "Mansion n Security." My knowledge of East Asian rap is obviously pitiful, as it turns out that this guy has also collaborated with another legendary New York hip-hop act: Nas, who joined Dwagie on "Refuse to Listen" in October 2014.
Mobb Deep Freestyle On Tim Westwood
Over the past few weeks, Tim Westwood has invited Tyga, Charles Hamilton, and Migos, among others, to come spit at his home studio. The young guns always bring their best bars for the U.K.'s primo don DJ, and the legends do too. After the 20th anniversary of their seminal album The Infamous, Mobb Deep crashed Westwood's "Crib Session" to kick freestyles over classic 90s instrumentals.
Mobb Deep Feat. The LOX "All A Dream" Video
Mobb Deep Feat. The Lox
If you're constructing the instrumental for a track called "All A Dream" that's set to feature two of NYC's hottest '90s groups, you're not going to not sample Notorious B.I.G.'s opening line from "Juicy." That's exactly where "All A Dream" co-producers Michael Uzowuru and Om'Mas Keith found their hook, and now the track they made for Mobb Deep and The LOX has gotten a very fitting video.
Mobb Deep Feat. Mack Wilds "Low" Video
Mobb Deep Feat. Mack Wilds
Mobb Deep's piano-laced "Low" with singer Mack Wilds appeared on the duo's anniversary LP The Infamous Mobb Deep which dropped in April (you can still stream it here). Today the duo take it back to the Boi-1da, Havoc and SEVNTHOMAS-produced joint with an official music video premiered by MTV. Lots of new visual content this morning.
Caskey "Shook Ones (Remix)" Video
Recent YMCMB signee Caskey is just wrapping up a tour with Snow Tha Product, and he's celebrated by sharing a video for his remix of Mobb Deep's "Shook Ones (Part II)." (Note: though the video says it's a remix of the original "Shook Ones," it contains the beat from the song's more well-known sequel). Caskey takes on Prodigy and Havoc's timeless classic, enlightening us about his street connections and comparing himself to Pusha T along the way.
Mack Wilds Feat. Mobb Deep, French Montana & Busta Rhymes "Henny (Remix)" Video
Mack Wilds Feat. Mobb Deep, French Montana & Busta Rhymes
As Mack Wilds finds new life as an r'n'b singer following his acting stint (on shows like "The Wire" and "90210"), he continues to offer up star-clad remixes of his singles. First he remixed his "Own It" single, and now he returns with a remix of "Henny" enlisting Mobb Deep, French Montana and Busta Rhymes. All three features show up in his new music video for the remix too.
BTS Of Mack Wilds' "Henny (Remix)" Feat. French Montana, Mobb Deep & Busta Rhymes
Mack Wilds Feat. French Montana, Mobb Deep & Busta Rhymes
The “Henny Remix” is testament to the essence of rising rap star Mack Wilds’ love of hip-hop. Produced by Havoc of Mobb Deep and Salaam Remi, the classic record gets a fresh new make over thanks to Mack Wilds and an all-star cast that features French Montana, Mobb Deep and Busta Rhymes. With the video already shot, here goes some behind the scenes footage from their time on set. Check it out above, and look for the full video to impact shortly.
Prodigy "Funkmaster Flex (Freestyle)" Video
We know you don't need proof of Prodigy's skills off the cuff on the mic, but check out the video anyhow. In the Funkmaster Flex tradition, Prodigy provided a dope freestyle after promoting the new Mobb Deep project, The Infamous Mobb Deep. Which reminds us, you can stream the entire album here.
Mobb Deep Freestyles On Funk Flex
While out promoting their upcoming album The Infamous Mobb Deep, Prodigy and Havoc made their way onto The Funkmaster Flex Show Tuesday night and decided to treat listeners with a freestyle. With Havoc taking a backseat, Prodigy lays down some dope rhymes over Tyler The Creator's "Yonkers" instrumental. The duo's new album The Infamous Mobb Deep hits stores next Tuesday.
Mobb Deep "Taking You Off Here" Video
Just last night, Prodigy announced that Mobb Deep have an upcoming collaboration with fellow rap group The LOX, which will be their very first collaboration. Mobb Deep have an impending 20-year anniversary album, The Infamous Mobb Deep, as well as a tour to match, all of which will celebrate the original The Infamous.
Archie Bang "Rewind" Video
"Rewind" is the latest visual from Flatbush representative Archie Bang, produced by Sargon The Great and directed by Arjae Franko. "You can crucify the man and misquote him, but he'll still be penning the truth as he lives it every day." Bang's upcoming album "Never Say Die Vol. 1 (80's Babies)" is scheduled to drop on February 4th. Stay tuned.Watch Archie Bang "Rewind" Video, the latest video from Archie Bang, which dropped on Thursday, January 9th, 2014. Archie Bang's horizons are broadening with each new release, and Archie Bang "Rewind" Video is no exception.
Prodigy (Mobb Deep) "ShowOff Radio Freestyle" Video
Prodigy was the latest guest on Statik Selektah’s ShowOff Radio on Shade45, and he spat a freestyle. Can you dig it? Peep the new visual for Prodigy's Prodigy (Mobb Deep) Feat. The Alchemist "Interview Each Other" Video.
Mobb Deep "Speak On New Album & Upcoming Books" Video
Mobb Deep talk about their upcoming 20th Anniversary album, as well as the books that both members are set to release.Can you dig it? Check out Mobb Deep on Taking You Off Here.
Mobb Deep "Perform In Chicago" Video
Mobb Deep reunite and kick off their tour in Chicago, performing some of their classic material.How does this compare to Mobb Deep's previous work?Did y'all catch Mobb Deep's latest visual for Mobb Deep "Speak On New Album & Upcoming Books" Video?
Mobb Deep "Live Reunion @ Paid Dues 2013" Video
Havoc and Prodigy reunited last night at the San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, California for the Paid Dues 2013 festival. Are y'all feeling this one? Did y'all catch Mobb Deep's latest visual for Mobb Deep "Perform In Chicago" Video?
Mobb Deep "“Start of Ur Ending” (Episode 3)" Video
Let us know what you think, folks. Peep the new visual for Mobb Deep's Mobb Deep "Live Reunion @ Paid Dues 2013" Video. If you're feeling this, make sure to hit up Mobb Deep's profile page for the latest info, news, songs, and mixtapes. Check out Mobb Deep's Facebook and Twitter.
Mobb Deep "Live Concert Series At SwayintheMorning " Video
Let us know what you think, folks. Did y'all catch Mobb Deep's latest visual for Mobb Deep "“Start of Ur Ending” (Episode 3)" Video? If you dig this, visit Mobb Deep's profile for the latest info, news, songs, and mixtapes. Check out Mobb Deep's Facebook and Twitter.