Words matter. These are the best Prodigy Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
When I first went in, I realized there’s no green vegetables. They serve, like, spinach once every two weeks. The three meals they serve inmates every day is like slop.
To me, I got a bunch of haters. Mobb Deep – and Prodigy, speaking for myself – I got a bunch of haters.
There isn’t just one black experience out here.
Basically, I’ve always raised my kids that people learn from their mistakes, and every father wants their kids to be better than them.
When you are young and rebellious, you don’t want to be in the house. You want to be on the block.
I’m a big fan of Kurt Cobain. I put a picture of him holding a gun on my Instagram for his birthday. He’s definitely one of my favorite rock artists.
‘Dragon’s Lair’ was real ill.
Anything that Havoc or I do is always going to point back to Mobb Deep.
I was real serious when it came to rapping. I still do, but even more so when I was real young.
Going to prison actually helped save my life, I believe.
With Mobb Deep, we have to agree on things. We have to agree that we want to use that beat or agree on the type of song we want to do.
At 19, I felt like I was 40.
Once I started writing, I realized just how much I really enjoyed it. I was kinda good at it, so I kept at it.
People of all races need to come together to control our government and run a giant comb through it so we can see the filth that comes out.
Hip-hop music was our life.
The music is just real powerful when Mobb Deep and Nas work together.
We gotta keep our sound alive, that dark hip-hop.
Extreme pain to extreme pleasure has been the story of my entire life.
All I do is music; that’s my sport.
That’s what ‘Hell On Earth’ was about: we felt that we were living in hell.
I don’t want fans anymore, because the definition of a fan is a fanatic. The people who buy my product and ride with me are my supporters, not fanatics.
I love New York. It ‘as made me who I am, know what I mean?
We started writing songs like ‘Shook Ones’ and ‘Survival of the Fittest’ explaining our neighborhood, but more our personal lives.
I found that preparation is everything when you cook.
I been going to the hospital since I was born, about 10 times a year, for about a week or two each time.
When I said, ‘I’m only 19, but my mind is old’ – at that time, when I said that line, I was 18.
Nobody’s unique. Everybody copies off of each other. Everybody wears the same type of stuff. Nobody’s an individual anymore.
It was the camaraderie and the friendships, too, that really drew me to Queensbridge.
The NYPD is just a branch of corruption connected to a giant, corrupt tree called the United States government.
A sickle-cell attack would creep up slowly in my ankles, legs, arms, back, stomach, and chest. Sometimes my lips and tongue turned numb, and I knew I was going into a crisis.
I like a lot of the new artists, but there’s only one I can name that stands out to me the most: Kendrick Lamar.
Music and physical activity goes hand in hand. Music and basketball, man.
Just having conversations with God, begging God to make the pain go away, and then the pain wouldn’t go away. So I’m like ‘Who the hell am I talking to? God is not responding.’
I couldn’t afford to get sick in prison. My sickle cell is no joke, so I couldn’t eat poorly or not exercise. And everything in jail is designed to do the exact opposite.
Premier was one of the first producers that we reached out to, and he was like, ‘Hell yeah! Let’s get to work.’ He was showing us love and giving young, new artists a chance.
When I was locked up, I went through a big personal change with my attitude and spiritual, everything. I went through some major changes locked up.
I think the sound of ‘The Infamous’ came naturally from our lifestyle and some of the criminal things we were doing. We always rap about what we’re living, and to put a beat to lyrics like those is hard.
Don’t get ‘Return of The Mac’ confused as a solo album. That was just a mixtape.
In the beginning, we might have been focused on totally just music and being famous, just wanting to have fame and make hot music, but as we got older, we had to understand that this is a business and that our moves need to be calculated.
I just remember the feeling of being dropped from Island and having our hearts broken. Because we were given a chance to put out an album to the world. We got the chance for people to know who we were. We wanted to make our dreams come true and do hip-hop for a living, but we didn’t do it right.
Nas is like King Queensbridge: he’s the man out there.
When my family first moved to Hempstead in the 1960s, they were one of the first black families. It used to be an all-white neighborhood, but there was white flight when the black people with money started moving in. When I was, like, 13 or 14, Hempstead had just become all black, and the poverty became worse and worse.
I always make hardcore songs, hits for the block.
Our style of hip-hop, our style of beats, our style of rhymes – you gonna give us burn. We gonna get our burn that we deserve.
We didn’t have any problem with 2Pac. We liked his music.
The aggressiveness of it attracted me to hip-hop because I was angry inside. I was an angry kid because of the sickle cell. So I liked the anger in hip-hop. That’s what attracted me to it; that’s what made me want to do it. It helped me get my aggression out.
I like any shoot-’em-up game with guns in it.
My favorite Eminem song is probably ‘Lose Yourself’ because I can relate to it a lot. That’s how I feel every time I write a rhyme.
Beauty ain’t always a little, cute colored flower. Beauty is anything where people be like, ‘Damn.’
‘Mortal Kombat’ was an ill game. I would always be either Reptile or Scorpion. Those dudes were ill. We used to stay up all night playing.