(AllHipHop News) Mobb Deep fans can rejoice. A new album is in the works is will be released this year.
Havoc, the group’s lead producer and co-emcee, told Ari Melber of MSNBC's “The Beat with Ari” that the plan is in the works.
Havoc said on air, “The way I’m reflecting on it is I’m just trying to keep the legacy alive. We deserve that, and I’m actually currently working on the new album in conjunction with the family. It'll be out there pretty soon, before the end of the year. Before the end of the year it’ll be out.”
Prior to his death, Prodigy talked to Chuck Creekmur and told him that Mobb Deep had crafted a plethora of music. He also stated that that time that it would be coming out.
Prodigy, said: We can drop an album whenever, it doesn’t matter. We can just constantly stay on the road and they’ll book us at a venue four, five, six times in a row. It feels like such a blessing, man. We put in a lot of work to get to this point. In the studio nonstop. When people wanting to hang out in clubs and go mess with girls, we was in the studio. Real serious about our craft. It paid off in the end because we were able to just keep dropping these albums and make a career with a lot of longevity for ourself. It’s just a blessing, man. We constantly working on albums, on the road, touring. I got a publishing company so now I’m cranking out a lot of books every year. It’s just a beautiful thing, man. Mobb Deep, we always working on … Next album will be out very soon. It’ll be out soon.”
Tragically, Prodigy, born Albert Johnson, died last year in Las Vegas after suffering from complications of sickle-cell anemia.
Check out the rest of Havoc’s MSNBC appearance with "The Beat with Ari."