“Yeah, I heard about the Wiz Khalifa project coming out. I forgot the exact name of what he called it, but I read an article that he got the idea of doing that from my H.N.I.C. projects that I put out,” Prodigy told MTV News last week.
During a February interview with MTV News’ Sway Calloway on his Shade 45 morning show, Wiz revealed that his O.N.I.F.C. album title was derived from the title of P’s 2000 solo debut. “It’s inspired by Prodigy’s H.N.I.C. When he dropped that, I felt like that sounded so strong.”
When broken down, the acronyms are, of course, different but stylistically similar. Prodigy’s H.N.I.C. stood for “Head N—a in Charge,” and the five letters in Khalifa’s title stand for “Only N—a in First Class.” In 2008, Prodigy dropped H.N.I.C. Part 2, and in February, he dropped the third installment of the series as a free download online.
“That’s all love. I love Wiz Khalifa, I love his music. I ain’t mad at ya, dogs,” Prodigy said before calling out for a collaboration. “Let’s do something together. Let’s do a song or something. Let’s do a tour or something. I got ya back, thun.”
No word on whether the two will hook up in the studio, but this past weekend, both Wiz and Prodigy’s Mobb Deep performed at Cypress Hill’s Smokeout Festival in San Bernardino, California.
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