The infamous Mobb Deep are almost done cooking up their latest serving of macabre street tales and battle rhymes. Their next LP, Amerika's Nightmare, is now due early next year.
"The album is definitely coming in February," Havoc, half of the hip-hop mainstays, said Tuesday. "When it comes out, there will be no disappointments. You have a lot of dudes putting out albums and they're not even putting their full efforts into it. We're putting in our full efforts."
The duo, which also includes Prodigy, have a first single dropping in the next few days called "Gangsta Roll."
"It's a definite street banger," Havoc boasted. "One of those dark-sounding bass joints. Basically we're rapping about the streets and how n---as roll, how we hold it down."
Mobb Deep had a little help holding it down this time out. Nate Dogg appears on a track called "Dump," and Nelly and Lil Jon appear on two other records that have yet to be titled.
Productionwise, Havoc did most of the beats as usual, while their good friend the Alchemist contributed two tracks. Another producer they hope to secure before wrapping up is Eminem. "That would be a shining moment," Havoc wished aloud.
In the meantime, Mobb Deep are getting ready to join the G-Unit on the road. Originally Mobb Deep's camp and the LOX's camp said both factions would be touring this fall with 50 Cent and company, but the LOX have yet to be added.
The G-Unit have been on this particular run by themselves since October 27. Mobb Deep join the bill on Thursday for 14 dates. Havoc said more road stops will likely be added.
Mobb Deep's tour dates with the G-Unit, according to Jive Records:
- 11/6 - Chicago, IL @ Congress Theater
- 11/7 - Minneapolis, MN @ Quest
- 11/9 - Philadelphia, PA @ TBA
- 11/14 - Denver, CO @ Paramount
- 11/15 - Tucson, AZ @ Pima County Fairground
- 11/16 - Phoenix, AZ @ Celebrity Theater
- 11/17 - Los Angeles, CA @ TBA
- 11/18 - Los Angeles, CA @ TBA
- 11/19 - San Francisco, CA @ TBA
- 11/22 - Boyton Beach, FL @ Ovasion
- 11/23 - Orlando, FL @ Hob
- 11/24 - Jacksonville, @ Plush
- 11/25 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
- 11/26 - Detroit, MI @ State Theater