Mobb Deep Lands Label Deal With Sony

Mobb Deep is ready to deliver their first album and after various contracts with Loud Records, Jive and G-Unit, throughout their 18-year-career, the Queens-bred duo have decided how to do so. The group have secured their own label deal with Sony’s RED Distribution, for their Infamous Records imprint.

“After almost twenty years in this industry, it was inevitable for us to take matters into our own hands,” P said in a statement about the new partnership. “We feel that RED is the perfect home for our brand. We’re ready to work and build our own structure.”

“We know who our fans are and what they want from Mobb Deep,” Hav added. “We’re excited to take a new step in our career.”

XXLMag.com spoke to the group earlier this week, and got some details on what fans can expect on their forthcoming, self-titled disc.

“We’re almost done,” P said of their ninth-studio LP. “Amazing; that’s the best way to describe it. We touch on everything. Real life shit that we’re going through.”

“We have new producers,” Hollywood Hav chimed in. “Of course shit from me, shit from Alchemist. Definitely what you’d expect from us but on a newer level.”

Havoc said the album should be hitting shelves either at the end of this year or the beginning of 2012. In the meantime, M-O-B-B will be dropping a mixtape to tide listeners over.

The Mobb boys are currently on the Rock the Bells tour, where they are performing their classic album, The Infamous, in its entirety. The festival, which also includes sets from other seminal rap acts like Nas, Lauryn Hill, Wu-Tang Clan, Common, Cypress Hill and others, will be making its next stop in New York’s Governor’s Island tomorrow (September 3). Tickets are still available for purchase here. —Elan Mancini

  • King Richard Aka Da God Of Rap

    these ninja’s been washed up lol

  • T-marT

    ^^ you prob werent even born when they were poppin. xxl sucks

    • King Richard Aka Da God Of Rap

      naw pimp i wz born n 83 & raised off east coast & im memphis,tn all day but im real lyrical like da east coast cats & dey had a decent career but dey aint poppin like dey used 2 or even close,i wz betta than them within 2 yrs of doin of music

  • T-marT

    listen 2 prodigys H.N.I.C. this dudes crazy. havoc is one of the best rappin producers in the game, period.

  • Corbin Gurskey

    them G-Unit tattoos didn’t just wash off did they? LOL

  • Down South G

    I remember the Infamous album!! Classic. These cats just got f’d around by the industry heads. Im hoping that they get to get back to dat Infamous type level. Ok in my book!! Worth listening too!!

  • $yk

    They ain’t that washed up if they got a major distribution deal with Sony…and how are they supposed to be popping like that when P just came home? Ain’t they doing Rock The Bells? They grinding.

    @ LOL at Corbin Gurskey for commenting with some irrelevant nonsense.

    • swype-matic

      Yessssir, MoBB stay grindin. Glad they got a deal like that. Hell, besides that 06 G-Unit album and Infamy, they haven’t put out anything bad yet. Prodigy has 3 top of the line solos, and Havoc has 2 pretty nice albums himself. Ain’t no need for dudes to hate.

  • $yk

    Forreal swype…I don’t think they heard that Prodigy ‘Bumpy Johnson’ mixtape…but cats are gonna stick by their opinions even though they have no idea what these dudes have been doing or have in the vault.

    Congrats to the Mobb…

  • BIG ED

    THE REAL I BEEN HAVIN MY EARS ON THAT MOBB…FUCK YALL HATERS SON

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