Following the recent announcement of Mobb Deep’s upcoming reunion album, The Infamous Mobb Deep, more info has been divulged.
While group member Havoc has historically handled the bulk of production for the duo’s albums, this time around, Canadian hitmaker Boi-1da has been tapped to contribute.
The producer spoke to Vibe about the Mobb Deep project recently, saying he’s give them a “new-age” sound. “It’s new-age with that old Mobb twist to it,” said Boi-1da. “I was a big fan of Mobb Deep and Havoc’s production, so I just reached out, and me and him have been producing records together, sending stuff back and forth. I can say that I have some records on the new Mobb Deep album that me and Havoc did together. It’s something I knocked off my bucket list. I’m not with that jiggy stuff. I want people to hear my music and be like, ‘Wow that’s hip-hop, but that’s not like f***ing backpack.’ Not crazy down-south trendy music — I’m not about trendy. I’m about making legendary and timeless music.”
Boi-1da’s production credits include work with Drake, Eminem, Chris Brown, Lloyd Banks, Rick Ross, Slaughterhouse, Meek Mill and many more.
The Infamous Mobb Deep is due out this spring, via Infamous Records.