Prodigy isn’t feeling any sort of way about Wiz Khalifa’s O.N.I.F.C. album title, except for flattery. The Mobb Deep rapper says Khalifa taking inspiration from his H.N.I.C. albums for his upcoming project is “all love.”
“Yeah, I heard about the Wiz Khalifa project coming out,” P told MTV. “I forgot the exact name of what he called it, but I read an article that he got the idea of doing that from my H.N.I.C. projects that I put out… That’s all love. I love Wiz Khalifa, I love his music. I ain’t mad at ya, dogs.”
He’s so pleased, in fact, that Prodigy wants to collaborate with young Wiz.
“Let’s do something together,” he suggested. “Let’s do a song or something. Let’s do a tour or something. I got ya back, thun.”
During an interview with Sway Calloway on his Shade 45 morning show back in February, Wiz revealed that his O.N.I.F.C. album title was inspired by Prodigy’s 2000 solo debut. “It’s inspired by Prodigy’s H.N.I.C.,” he explained. “When he dropped that, I felt like that sounded so strong.”
Still, Wiz gave the title his own spin; while H.N.I.C. stands for “Head Nigga in Charge,” Wiz Khalifa’s set’s acronym means “Only Niggas in First Class.”
In 2008, Prodigy dropped H.N.I.C. Part 2, and in February, he dropped the third installment of the series as a free download online
It is unclear as of press time if the two will actually work together in the future, but this past weekend, both Wiz and Prodigy’s Mobb Deep performed at Cypress Hill’s Smokeout Festival in San Bernardino, California. —Gina Montana