Prodigy Hooks Up With T.I., Wiz Khalifa For H.N.I.C. 3

'I wanted to use people that were kinda hard to get and also you wouldn't think that I would collab with them,' P tells 'RapFix Live.'

There was a time when Prodigy refused high-powered collaborations: When his Mobb Deep partner Havoc urged P to jump on the Notorious B.I.G.’s 1997 “Last Day,” a song Hav produced, Prodigy declined.

Those days are over, and on Prodigy’s upcoming H.N.I.C. 3 LP, fans can expect to hear not only V.I.P., but T.I., Wiz Khalifa, Havoc and Willie from Day 26 as well.

“I wanted to use people that were kinda hard to get and also you wouldn’t think that I would collab with them,” Prodigy told “RapFix Live” host Sway Calloway on Wednesday’s show . “You wouldn’t think that P would have a song with them right now.”

Prodigy didn’t yet have a title for the track with T.I. because the pair had just finished recording it Tuesday night, but he was able to dish a bit on the song with the Taylor Gang captain: “The Wiz record is called ‘Co-Pilot.’ That one is dope,” he bragged with a sheepish grin.

Fans will have to hold out until July 3 to hear H.N.I.C. 3 in full, but P promises it will be well worth the wait. It’s been four years since he released H.N.I.C. Pt. 2, and while the original H.N.I.C. is well-regarded in hip-hop circles, Prodigy admits to rushing production on the second installment. “I had a limited amount of space to do it before I had to turn myself in,” he said of his three-year jail stint for gun possession.

Most of the material for the next LP, however, was written during his incarceration. “The third one, I spent a lot of time working on it. I did my little bid, there years or whatever, and that’s basically when I was writing most of this album,” Prodigy explained. “So, I got to really take my time with the concepts, the lyrics, how I want it to be, be really precise with it and really come up with something that can last a long time.”

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