Source Close to Mobb Deep Says Duo Will Never Put Out Another Album

Earlier this week, a firestorm erupted when messages were posted on Havoc’s Twitter account slandering Mobb Deep groupmate Prodigy. Though Hav has since denied that he wrote the tweets, revealing that his phone was stolen, a source close to the duo—who spoke on the condition of anonymity—tells XXLMag.com that the rift between Hav and P is very real.

According to the source, who works closely with the Queens veterans, tension has been building between Havoc and Prodigy for some time now. Prodigy was locked up from 2007 through 2011, serving a three-and-a-half-year gun charge sentence, and was determined to stay out of trouble when he came home; he stopped drinking and smoking and hit the gym. “While he was up there, 50 Cent came to visit a couple times,” the source said. “And 50 had came to him and said, ‘Listen, man, when you come home, I wanna sign you as a solo artist. I’m gonna give you a $500,000 advance check, but I’m not fuckin’ with Havoc because Havoc has been dealin’ with alcohol issues for years. Since you’ve been in jail, he’s checked in to rehab a few times.” Mobb Deep had previously been signed to G-Unit from 2005 through 2009. With three months to go in his sentence, Havoc still hadn’t visited Prodigy, and though the G-Unit offer was enticing, P was willing to give Mobb Deep another chance if Hav visited him before he was released.

“A week before [Prodigy] comes home, Havoc finally shows up,” the source continued. “[He says], ‘Yo, listen, I’m sorry, man. I’ve been battlin’ alcohol again. I just came out of rehab. I really wanna work again. Let’s get money.’” Prodigy was open to getting back to work with his longtime comrade. He was released in March 2011, and the next month dropped his autobiography, My Infamous Life: The Autobiography of Mobb Deep’s Prodigy. P and Hav hit the studio a few times—even releasing the Black Cocaine EP in November—but the two rarely interacted. “The only time Prodigy would see him was before a show—at the airport or however they’re gonna get there,” the source said.

Citing one instance in particular, the source says Havoc spent $20,000 at a casino, but didn’t remember the next day because he had been drinking heavily. “When he went into the account, the money was gone,” the source recalled. “He forgot because he has these little blackout moments when he’s drunk—that he spent all the money gamblin’. He accused Prodigy’s manager [of] stealin’ the money out of his account. So he knocks on Prodigy’s door, he smacks Prodigy across the face, Prodigy wrestles him down, beats him up a little bit. After, he remembers that he was gamblin’, so he comes back to Prodigy and apologizes and all that. But at this point, Prodigy is already tellin’ me and my other friend, ‘Yo, this is the last Mobb Deep tour. When I get back to New York, I’m gonna disappear. I’m not fuckin’ with H no more.’”

Havoc referenced an altercation on Twitter earlier this week, writing, “I had to smack P, ask him.”

The Infamous Mobb hit SXSW in Austin for the first time last month, and though they performed multiple times, the tension was continuing to mount. “When he got back to New York, Prodigy kept his word,” the source said. “He stopped takin’ Havoc’s calls. He wanted to be out that whole situation.” The source also denied accusations that Havoc questioned Prodigy’s sexuality, and said it’s highly unlikely that the two will work together again. “To be honest with you, there’s 120 percent certainty that there will never be another Mobb Deep album again,” the source concluded. “How do you come back from that?”

Stay tuned to XXLMag.com as the story develops. —Adam Fleischer (@AdamXXL)

  • Graby

    Say it ain’t so Mobb Deep

    Hope these two can work it out and move forward in the name of hip-hop. They are legends and their chemistry is undeniable. Everyone has their issues. It’s a cold world out there. Work it out brothers.

    • land lord

      Everyone has their issues but as a GROWN MAN U have to be ACCOUNTABLE for your actions. Real Talk

  • Sha

    Mobb Deep’s separation isn’t surprising….. It’s almost expected.

  • http://DETROITRAP.COM FRED

    I FEEL H ON THE WHOLE DRINK PROBLEM I BEEN THERE BUT GOT MY HEAD RIGHT NOW BUT I NEVER SCREWED MY CLOSE HOMIES OVER OR ACCUSED THEM IF I BLACKED OUT I TOOK RESPONSIBLITY FOR MY SELF CAUSE IT WAS MY FAULT I COULDNT REMEBER BUT I WOULDNT ACCUSE MY RIGHT HAND MAN BUT I FEEL P TOO CAUSE IVE HAD DUDES GET DRUNK AND LOSE SHIT AND BE LIKE YO YOU GOT MY SHIT I BE WTF U TALKIN BOUT DONT U REMEBER LAST NIGHT OR I BE LIKE WHY THE F U HANG WIT ME U DONT TRUST ME?? IT HAPPENS ALOT I THINK EVERYONE BEEN THERE B4 I JUST HOPE H GETS HIS HEAD RIGHT FOR ONCE AND KEEPS THE MOBB DEEP THING GOING IF HE COULD THEYD PROBLY PUT OUT ONE OF THE BEST ALBUMS TO DATE

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  • jtm

    to be honest it doesn’t make a difference if they put out another album or not.

    • 4mat

      U’r right man!

  • Will Morebucks

    People are checkin for another Mobb Deep album?

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  • tamara

    Don’t want to believe this shit is true…

  • Tru Talk

    Shit Prodigy should jus sign to G Unit… I meen y not, they got history and its just a queens thing at the end of the day

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  • that nigga

    I officially hate rap!!

  • Nocturnal

    HA! it looks like M O B B… Is D E A D….!!!

  • Show

    i thinks its best that prodigy stops rapping and continue to take it in the ass like he did in jail. No recovery from this.

  • that nigga

    Mobb Deep will never break up. Mark my words, this is all bullshit. Never believe 80% of the shit you read unless you were there first hand to see shit the media puts out there.

    • Poz

      Def agree that most the shit hip hop sites have been pumping out lately about Prodigy and Havoc is second hand fabricated bs to try to pump up ratings and get people to buzz about it on their sites

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  • staatsbankrott

    well, nobody knows the truth. But eventually havoc signed to the illuminati camp while P was in prison and thats the reason why he didn’t visited him. Anyway, If I would be Prodigy, I would grab my money and leave the country, because it will be ugly in the US very soon. Sometimes it´s better to see everything from far distance, makes you understanding things more clearly. Just watch the USD daily. next few month will be good for the Dollar, because the Euro will crash from next week on. By end of 2012 the Dollar will collapse – then its game over.