Prodigy of Mobb Deep Drank More Than a Swimming Pool's Worth of Hennessy In the '90s
"The Albert Einstein album sounds like the future of hardcore music," says Mobb Deep rapper Prodigy about his collaborative full-length project with the producer Alchemist that drops this week. (You can check out teasers from Albert Einstein over at P's Soundcloud page.) While you line those snippets up, read on to check out his Twitter talk about admiring the Odd Future kids, supping a swimming pool's worth of Hennessy back in the '90s, and why Einstein might have been a criminal genius.
You dropped the video to "Y.N.T. (Young and Thuggin')" with Domo Genesis. How did you hook up with him?
We've been in the studio a lot recording, we did a bunch of songs over at Alchemist's crib. That one ended up on the album and another one came out on Domo's mixtape. We got a couple more unreleased.
What did you think the first time you heard Odd Future's music?
Ah, man, I loved it! Soon as I came home from jail the first video I saw was Earl Sweatshirt where he's mixing up the drugs in the blender. I thought these little dudes was geniuses.
You posted up a picture backstage at Alabama. What's the worst backstage set-up you've ever experienced?
Man, there's a lot of holes-in-the-walls in our career! Man, they're terrible, very bad, sometimes there is no backstage area and you just gotta stand behind a curtain. We've been to all levels of venues from stadiums down, so we've seen every spectrum of backstage.
What's the Prodigy backstage routine?
Just a lot of water really, to keep myself hydrated. 'Cause when I perform a show I tend to start sweating a lot so I want to have a lot of energy and make sure the crowd is into it. Nothing real crazy backstage. I just want to make sure I be killing shit and giving 8,000% at the show.