Remember that Prodigy versus Havoc debacle that involved slanderous tweets, jailhouse house sodomy accusations and an allegedly stolen phone? Well despite the shenanigans it seems like Mobb Deep is back together and is prepping to go on a world tour this fall.
It seems like business trumps any petty differences, real or imagined, that the GQ rappers may have. TMZ, yeah TMZ, reports:
The duo — a.k.a. Havoc and Prodigy — were entwined in an intense rap feud ever since Havoc tore into Prodigy on Twitter … claiming among other things that Prodigy had engaged in a slew of jailhouse relationships during his 3-year stint in the slammer. But now, the two rappers have let bygones be bygones … and recently announced they’re headed back on the road together. First stop? The Paid Dues festival in L.A. this March. Sources close to the group say it’s just the first of many shows — and will act as the unofficial kickoff for their April world tour … where they’ll be celebrating 20 years as a group.
Both rappers have recently released new solo material as well. Prodigy dropped an Alchemist produced number called “Give Em Hell” while Havoc let loose a cut called “Tell Me To My Face. The aforementioned Paid Dues Festival goes down March 30 at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, California and Black Hippy will be headlining. Mobb Deep dropped their debut album, Juvenile Hell, in 1993. Their last proper album, Blood Money, was released in 2006. The pair released the Black Cocaine EP in 2011.
You may think you know Rick Gonzales–the actor known for parts in “Coach Carter” and “Old School”– but you certainly have no idea about his rap alter ego Realm Reality. Realm Reality just signed a deal with Mobb Deep‘s Prodigy to become the first artist on Infamous Records. Gonzales says he has been rapping since 1998 and can work in both arenas of entertainment with ease because he knows how hard it is to make it in one sector of the entertainment industry. Prodigy’s newest protegee said, “My passion for Hip Hop, I’m from Bushwick, Brooklyn. It’s the pulse of my neighborhood. It was always there, and I’m proud to say that my passion for acting was there as well. I’m blessed to have that career. I understand how difficult it is to make it as an actor and to do music is no different.” Prodigy is confident in his signing of Realm Reality because he found success in Hollywood and did it on his own. Prodigy said, “The fact that Realm was also in Hollywood doing his thing with movies and all of that, it only helps. A lot of people know his face. It’s two different business, it’s two different worlds, but at the same time, he’s a product. I’m a product. We out here selling what we do to the world.” Realm Reality is dropping a mixtape called “In Grind We Trust” which boasts features by Joell Ortiz and Skyzoo, among others.