Prodigy gives some details on his plan for "Albert Einstein" with producer The Alchemist, as well mentions current NY rappers he's feeling.
Since the brief announcement, he's remained relatively quiet about the project, but in a recent interview with Complex, he sheds some light on it.Â PÂ explains that this project, like Return of the Mac, will have a fleshed out concept. The rapperÂ also speaks on his past history with The Alchemist.
You also have a project with Alchemist. We're used to you working with him, but what was it like getting together again?
The last one we did together wasÂ Return of the Mac,Â so we figured it was about time to go ahead and do the next one. That was our first project together and it did real good. It had a nice little concept. The concept was it had a blaxploitation '70âs feel to the album. So this new one that we doing, once again thereâs gonna be a concept. And we gonna surprise people with what it is this time,Â but it's basically the same type of thing, though. Al doing all the beats and Iâm just going in and painting a picture of what the whole thing is gonna be.
What was it like when you started working withÂ him?
OnÂ Murda MuzikÂ he did the song with Kool G Rap, âThe Realness.â So we did that and that was the first time that I was like, "Wow! This kid isÂ ill. He can make beats." So we recorded that song the day I heard that beat with Kool G Rap on it. I heard a bunch of other beats, too. I probably heard âKeep It Thoroâ that same day but it didnât come out til a year later. I knew that Al was that nigga. He was in the same veinÂ as the music we make.
The Mobb Deep member also speaks on current New York rappers, check out that excerpt below.
Speaking of New York artists, do you keep upÂ withÂ the young blood in New York?
Yeah, I like what they doing. I like new rap music. Iâm a fan of hip-hop. Iâm a fan of rap so anything new that's happening, Iâm hip to it. Iâm already on to it. Iâm checking out whatâs on the Internet, mixtapes, all that. Iâm usually ahead of the curve before it gets popular.
I definitely loveÂ what A$AP doing. I really likeÂ Bada$$, heâs real dope. Itâs a bunch of artists, man. I definitely support the new rappers because they got something new to bring to the table. You canât keep doing the same old shit. It gets boring. So itâs good to haveÂ a whole bunch of choices, 'cause too much of the new shit get boring and you want to hear something else, too. So you gotta haveÂ different things.