Never one to bite his tongue, Prodigy is getting some things off his chest after spending three years locked up on a gun conviction.
In a raw and straight forward interview with Complex, P reveals the shocking accusation that Capone of Capone-N-Noreaga snitched on Havoc‘s brother, Killer Black back in the day, why he squashed his beef with Nas and more.
Most of the interview centered around Prodigy’s new book ‘My Infamous Life: The Autobiography of Mobb Deep‘s Prodigy.’
You also speak on Capone taking the stand to testify against Havoc’s brother, Killer Black. That’s the kind of thing that would end most rappers’ careers. How did this not come out sooner?
People were upset, but that was just one of those things that just never came out. It just never happened. I can’t tell you why.
Are you and Capone still cool?
I mean, yeah, when we was younger, but after that sh*t with Hav’s brother I was just like, “Come on man.” In a hood like that, you have to see people everyday. You’re going to see n*ggas like, “What’s up? Oh, alright, what’s up son?” But in the back of your mind you’re going to be like, “Damn, this n*gga really did that sh*t.” That’s crazy. I didn’t even want to believe it. None of us wanted to believe it, but that’s what really happened though. We like Capone, and he just did that.
When Havoc was talking about producing “Last Dayz” in the book and he was telling you to get on it, I was surprised that your reaction was that Biggie was corny.
A lot of people was feeling him, I just wasn’t feeling him. Another thing is that, I used to take things real personal. I was real serious when it came to rapping. I still do, but even more so when I was real young. I was on some other sh*t dun.
I wasn’t f*cking with nobody else but Mobb Deep. I had tunnel-vision, straight up. I ain’t see nothing but Mobb Deep. I ain’t hear nothing but Mobb Deep. And niggas can’t f*ck with Mobb Deep. That was my opinion, how I was thinking, and my life. Mobb Deep, f*ck everybody else. So when I used to hear certain s*** that Biggie used to say, he used to take some of my lines from my lyrics, and use them. That used to p*** me off, because I was like, “Damn, this n*gga just bit my sh*t.”
Like what lines?
Like “N*ggas bleed just like us,” that’s my sh*t, and certain other things. But at that time it would p*** me off, but now when I look back at it, it’s a compliment. He wasn’t trying to steal. He was basically kind of like a fan. And now I realize because I feel the same way about him. And I feel the same way about certain other rappers too. Just had a different mentality back then. It was little things like that.
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Check out the tracklist for P’s new EP ‘The Elseworth Bumpy Johnson EP‘ which will be released tomorrow for free on Complex.com.
1. The One & Only (Produced By Sid Roams)
2. Go Off (Produced By Sid Roams)
3. Black Devil (Produced By Sid Roams)
4. Twilight (Feat. Havoc) (Produced By Sid Roams)
5. For One Night Only (Produced By Alchemist)
6. Strong (Produced By King Benny)
7. Told Ya’ll (Produced By Sid Roams) (Bonus)