Mobb Deep is ready to unleash another round of “blood talk” late this fall.
The duo’s fifth album, Infamy, is scheduled to hit stores December 4, according to a spokesperson for their label, Loud. Lil’ Mo, 112, Ron Isley and the Lox will be featured alongside the duo of Havoc and Prodigy on some of the LP’s tracks, most of which Havoc produced himself, as usual. The Alchemist, who produced “Keep It Thoro” on the 2000 Prodigy solo effort H.N.I.C., also laid down tracks for Infamy, he said.
Although the group is still in the lab, Mobb Deep have released their first single, “Burn,” which features their longtime running buddy Big Noyd and Ja Rule’s “Put It on Me” co-rapper, Vita.
“When will you ever learn, keep playing with that fire, that ass’ll get burned?” warns Vita in the chorus as the three others big up their street clout.
The hardcore, “straight gangsta” grit Havoc promised the album would contain was questioned recently by Jay-Z on The Blueprint. Among other disses on “The Takeover,” Jay says of the Mobb’s bravado, “We don’t believe you.”
Earlier this year, Prodigy leveled shots at Jay-Z and the Roc-A-Fella camp. At last month’s Source Awards, however, he said not to expect him to keep going back and forth with Jigga on record.
When asked if there would be any retaliatory name calling on Infamy, Prodigy replied, “Nah, we’re doing us, we’re doing the Mobb. No way that corny dude is gonna get light on our album. We just gonna make good music.”