This year is special to a number of hip-hop artists. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Wu-Tang Clan and Mobb Deep are all celebrating their 20th anniversary in the game. Prodigy and Havoc have solidified themselves as one of the best duos to ever come out of New York and in hip-hop period. Aside from seven albums together, the two Queensbridge natives have dropped several solo albums that have resonated with the fans just as much as their Mobb work. With Havoc’s 13 and Prodigy’s upcoming Albert Einstein albums kicking off their 20th anniversary, the big treat will be in the form of first Mobb Deep album in over seven years (note: they did drop the Black Cocaine EP in 2011).
While on their tour in Seattle at The Crocodile, Sermon’s Domain got the opportunity to sit down with Mobb Deep. In our interview, we talk about how it feels to be active and relevant still, Havoc’s favorite usage of the number 13, the meaning behind Prodigy’s Albert Einstein title, Prodigy’s upcoming book, Havoc revealing his first book and the title, The Silent Partner, the sound of the new Mobb album, their legacy and more. Shot by Ralph Madison.
Highlights of the show in Seattle at The Crocodile (0:00)
How they feel still being active and relevant after 20 years (1:43)
Havoc’s favorite usage of the number 13 (1:57)
If they look for advice from each other on their solo albums (2:20)
The meaning behind Prodigy’s Albert Einstein title (2:43)
What the process was like for Prodigy writing his upcoming book, H.N.I.C. (2:59)
Havoc reveals he’s writing a book and mentions the title (3:40)
The sound of Mobb Deep’s 20th anniversary album (3:58)
If this album is as big as deal to them as it is to the fans (4:41)
What they want their legacy to mean to music (4:56)