with Prodigy from Mobb Deep
it feel to have Blood Money coming out on G-Unit?
real good. People are real excited about it. It's the best Mobb Deep album
this album so great?
Deep and we have a great situation. It's incredible rap music.
the recording process for this album?
it in our studio in Queens. Some of the album was done while 50 was shooting
"Get Rich or Die Trying."
of fans are worried about Mobb Deep losing their classic sound going to
We will never
change our style. We stick to our formula.
of beats did you want from Havoc for this album?
he just got in there, cranked the beats out, and we put the words on it.
That's what we do all day. It's a factory up there in the studio. We're
not looking for anything particular. We just throw on all the joints and
whatever stands out is going to stand out.
with Lil' Jon on Amerikaz Nightmare. Are there any collaborations like
that for Blood Money?
always try to pick hot shit. We'll definitely have a couple of different
sounds on there. We wasn't targeting any particular sound when we made
this. We were just picking shit that was hot that we were feeling.
the biggest difference between Blood Money and Amerikaz Nightmare?
and the album. This is new music. It's a new pair of sneakers and an old
pair of sneakers.
50 involved in the making of Blood Money?
send us tracks from different producers and send us some verses and we'd
have to put our verses on it. We were going back and forth. Hav would
send him beats. We were going back and forth on everything while he was
filming his movie. Most of the album was done in our own studio.
been the biggest change for you since signing with G-Unit?
change has been in our visibility.
more pressure to succeed with you coming out on G-Unit?
Our music is powerful and we have the machine and label as powerful as
our music. It's coming at you. It's perfect.
the Outta Control (Remix) help you?
dope. That was to let the fans know what was going on. We had just signed
the new deal with G-Unit and we were all working together. Dre did that
track. That was one of the first songs we did. We did like thirty songs
before we even signed the deal.
ever bother you that some people know you for the Outta Control (Remix)
but they don't know your classic material?
frustrating if the person is young, but it is frustrating if somebody
is just ignorant.
your decision to sign to 50?
was more than a record deal. We're in business together. We have a film
deal, a book deal, shoe deal, G-Unit clothing deal, Crown Royal Liquor
deal, and Infamous. There's a lot of things people don't know.
happy with how things are going so far?
going good. Definitely the visibility stepped up 110%. All we have to
do is do what we do and we're straight.
the Alchemist involved in the making of Blood Money?
Al did a
track and he's on the DVD.
was rhyming on some tracks in the past. Will we see more of that?
G-Unit for life now that you have the tattoo?
the G-Unit tattoo is because 50 has "Infamous Mobb Deep" tatted
on his wrist while we were on tour, so we got the G-Unit on our hands
to show loyalty and show the fans that it's real.
is loyalty in the game today?
on what you're dealing with. It's real important though.
you say that signing to G-Unit is the best thing to happen to Mobb Deep?
I would say
all our moves were the best. This is definitely the biggest one so far.
MOP was told by 50 to hit the gym. Did 50 say anything like that to you?
No, but we're
always on some health shit. Everybody should be healthy. It's definitely
an issue. We always try to take care of ourselves.
of health, how have you been feeling?
health issues ever interfere with your career?
next for Mobb Deep?
probably be seeing some of that. Right now we're just concentrating on
the Blood Money album and other business ventures that we have going.
your deal with G-Unit affect extended fam like IM3 and Noyd?
really affect them at all. The deal is with Mobb Deep. This is a Mobb
be signing artists in the future?
be signing some people. It's an executive-type thing.
are you going to look for artists? From QB or somewhere else like Nas
did with Quan?
I don't do
things like other people. We're just looking for good music. I don't care
where it comes from.
you see the influence of Mobb Deep in today's industry?
We have our
own sound we created. That's what it is. Everybody has their own little
niche. We have ours. That's what brought us here to this point. That's
what we're going to stick to and that's what we're going to get.
attention do you pay to radio and video shows?
playing some shit I want to hear, I definitely pay attention. If they're
showing some shit that I want to see, I'm going to definitely pay attention.
tracks with a lot of underground rappers. How important is it to work
with artists that may not be on top but definitely show potential?
a good thing to do. A lot of those new artists got joints.
you feel hearing your old music today?
We feel blessed
to look at what we've done. We're not done yet. We're just getting started.
at that, why do you think people care so much about a rapper's age but
it doesn't matter in other genres of music?
I don't know.
I don't know about all that.
approach Blood Money with a different mind-state?
felt better about getting in there and doing our thing because it's a
new situation now. That's definitely going to make you feel good.
involved in the making of the album?
We got some tracks from Dre.
Blood Money do?
to do good. It's one of the best Mobb Deep albums to date.
next for Mobb Deep?
the road right now doing the radio tour. We're doing a lot of things.
We have a mixtape out right now called The Best in the Business. We'll
probably be on tour this summer doing some big concerts. We're about to
shoot a $300 million movie.
up with the movie?
to be popping.
going to be the Mobb Deep story?
No, but Sean
Penn is in it. It's going to be crazy.
going to get into more films?
why we got this company set up.
up with Noyd today?
his own thing.
you want to say to your fans?
supporting Mobb Deep because we're going to keep it coming as we always
come. You don't have to be scared to spend your dollars on our album because
you're always going to get some hot shit.