The solo music catalog of Prodigy of Mobb Deep will be available to all DPS and digital stores in its entirety, the Estate of the late rap icon announced. Due to legal conflicts between the Estate, which the late artist’s family maintains, and his former associates, the famed MC’s work was taken from all streaming sites in 2019, depriving millions of admirers of the infamous MC’s solo efforts. Prodigy is one half of one of the best Hip-Hop groups of all time, Mobb Deep. Alongside Havoc, the two made their debut in 1993 with Juvenile Hell, then returned in 1995, with the bonafide classic album The Infamous. The two stand as one of the most influential groups in rap history. Prodigy’s solo releases carried the same level of quality, throughout the H.N.I.C. saga and more. Albums like H.N.I.C. and The Bumpy Johnson Album will once again be available for streaming on services like Spotify, Tidal, Apple Music, and others, thanks to the management team a new distribution deal with ADA, Warner Music Group’s independent services and distribution arm. The albums will also be available for purchase on the websites of all digital retailers.
“We are extremely thankful to all the fans for understanding the circumstances that our family had to professionally control at a time of grief, and for the kind words of encouragement we received from many of you” says a representative of the Estate. “We would also like to thank the community of hip hop artists who came together to help us assemble Prodigy’s last projects. The music belongs to all of you and we are glad we can make it available again and forever.”
Spotify will host a unique Fans First engagement on May 20 to commemorate the return of Prodigy’s music to the platform. Fans will get first access to exclusive merch. The estate has also mentioned new music releases. A new single, “You Will See,” will drop on June 10. The single introduces a new album, The Hegelian Dialectic: The Book of Heroine