Mobb Deep electrified thousands of fans when they gave their first performance in over three years at the Best Buy Theater in Times Square in New York on Thursday (May 12th).
AllHipHop.com caught up with the veteran duo backstage, where they gave fans an update on the progress of their their highly anticipated album, the first since the group's 2006 album Blood Money.
"We working on it, me and Hav in the studio everyday going hard," Prodigy told AllHipHop.com. "We are not going to put nothing out there that is not crazy, because right now it is not a game, you know what I mean? We understand the importance of putting something that is going to stand the test of time right now."
While Mobb Deep was on hiatus, group member Havoc put in production work on a number of high profile projects, which earned him a Grammy Award for his work on Eminem's seventh studio album, Recovery.
"I did that thing for Eminem and he won the Grammy and all, so you know I got the Grammy on the mantle," Prodigy told AllHipHop.com. "Got a new one on the new project he [Eminem] is doing with Royce Da 5'9. I just did something for Ludacris. And you know I am going to be hitting 50 [Cent] off because he is coming out with a new joint."
In addition to production from Havoc, Mobb Deep revealed the album will feature a number of producers, including The Alchemist, while Nas is the only confirmed guest on the album as of press time.
The trio of Queensbridge, New York rappers recently ended a 10-year dispute with Nas that resulted in the track "Dog S**t."
"Him and P, you know, talked out their differences, which really wasn't nothing at all," Havoc told AllHiphop.com. "Just a couple of misunderstandings and it was back to work…he just hollered at him, you know he was real receptive to the conversation. Sent him a track, he sent it back, there you go."