Prodigy Talks T.I. and Wiz Khalifa Collaborations on H.N.I.C. 3 Album

Two featured guests on Prodigy’s upcoming H.N.I.C. 3 album may throw some of his more hardened fans for a loop—T.I. and Wiz Khalifa.

Prodigy recently told XXLMag.com how the collaboration with Tip came about and why people shouldn’t be surprised to hear him and Wiz work together.

“When we were locked up, we were in contact with each other, so when we both came home, we had reached out and was like, ‘Let’s get this work done,’” P started explaining about the T.I. collaboration, ‘What’s Happening,’ on which the King is featured on and produced. “I think I told him, ‘Give me your email, I’m going to send you some joints’ and he was like, ‘Yo, check this out, I make beats.’

“He said, ‘You might want to listen to some of my joints, you might like something,’” P added. “I was like, ‘Hell yeah, send that.’ So, the first joint he sent over was just incredible. He had put a chorus on it already and the beat was crazy. It don’t even sound like a South beat or New York beat. You can’t pinpoint where this beat came from. It was just good music, so I was like, ‘Yeah, this is dope right here.’”

As for Wiz, who collaborated with Prodigy on “Co-Pilot,” one-half of Mobb Deep wants fans to know that Khalifa is as thorough as he is.

“To me Wiz is a street artist,” P shared. “He’s from the hood. Some people might not agree with that. A lot of them tend to hate on the young artists. I don’t agree with that. I’m trying to show love, spread my wings and fly, man. Word!”

H.N.I.C. 3 is slated for a July 3rd release.—Mark Lelinwalla with additional reporting by Carl Chery

  • gggg unit

    man P is one of the greats, cant wait for the album july 3rd! make sure u buy it and support real hip hop!!!

  • TruthBeTold

    p’s dope, always will be. gambino’s on some shit too doe. he produced pretty much every song on his tape himself an wrote all his own shit.. which is rare now or days people jus dont know it. when you got someone who makes his own beats an writes his OWN shit then you got a real rapper.. not like these other dudes readin lines into a mic n shit.

  • JD

    The album was a HUGE disappointment. Before he dropped it he said he wrote all the album in prison and really took his time to think about what he had to say… it’s bullshit. The HNIC 3 mixtape was better than this. If the next Mobb album is wack, I think it’s a wrap for P and Hav

  • A.O.N

    That bad? Really? Is it even worth checking out?

  • adezzel

    Its worth listening 2 i honestly like the album its ok 2 me.

  • KE

    HNIC 3 is a disaster of an album. Not much more to say about it than that. Prodigy is trying WAY too hard to fit in with this new generation of putos. He should really consider retiring. P hasn’t sounded really good since the “Murda Muzik” album and that’s the truth!

  • http://www.yahoo.com tragbwoy

    i give Prodigy’s new album a 7.5/10.. half the joints on the album were love songs & i only approve a couple of em.. but otherwise, the album was coo

  • Sam

    Huge fan of Mobb Deep and P but man HNIC3 was terrible. Go back to classic rap or retire.