A book can take you a week or more to read, whereas a song is just instant. It’s also the title of your first solo effort— Prodigy: My grandmother, Bernice Johnson, built her business from the basement of her home in South Jamaica, Queens, and grew it into one of the top dance companies [the Bernice Johnson Dance School] in the world next to Alvin Alley. Prodigy: You shouldn’t look down on a book or a writer ’cause they chose to write about the streets.

That doesn’t mean every one of these street-lit books is good.

Eleven pm rolled around and we hopped in my bulletproof Suburban and stopped at the gas station to get gas plus some bread from the ATM. Sometimes the money transfers don't go through until the next day. We were going to an exclusive Manhattan club with thirty bucks to hang out with some million-dollar white chicks. There were two black bouncers at the door who I figured might recognize me . Another masked lady got behind Nyce and had him in the sandwich- he looked over at me with a kool aid smile. The ladies poured shots of Hennessey and Nyce started dancing with the same masked female.

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It always intrigued me to read other people’s autobiographies, so I always wanted to do that for my family. We impacted so many people around the world with our music.

I just wanted to memorialize us and immortalize us by writing a book about our history.

I always want to match the feeling of what I’m writing to the beat.

If it’s an up-tempo R&B sounding beat, maybe that will have me write something about females or relationships.

EBONY: is about two friends who live a life of crime until one decides he wants out. Prodigy: It’s inspired by the places where I grew up, the people I came across and the things that I witnessed coming up.

Growing up in bad neighborhoods you see and experience a lot. These two characters were once best friends, and they turned on each other when they got older. EBONY: How would you compare your approach to writing a song to a book?

Albert “Prodigy” Johnson, one half of hip-hop’s critically acclaimed East Coast duo Mobb Deep, has been penning hypnotizing 16-bar verses replete with unflinching, ominous rhymes since the release of the group’s raw 1995 classic, in 2002 was his first foray into writing sans the cushion of a hypnotizing beat.

Eager to expand his storytelling expertise beyond wax, Prodigy recently signed a deal with Brooklyn’s Akashic Books publishing house to launch Infamous Books.

I witnessed people getting killed and locked up, from my friends to my own family members. Prodigy: A song is like two or three minutes, and with a book you can spend your time with it and really take the reader to another place.