Queens rap duo Mobb Deep have decided to celebrate 20 years of acclaimed albums, hit singles, and not having permanently broken up – despite some serious bad blood – the only way industry greats know how: with an anniversary tour. Havoc and Prodigy will play a slew of dates this coming May and July, a national concert series that’s set to followup their appearance at the Paid Dues Festival on March 30th.
Many a hip-hop enthusiast will probably be surprised to hear of the pair’s decision to spend several weeks on the road together, as only a few short months ago Havoc was telling MTVMobb Deep was “on hiatus… indefinitely.” This, following Havoc’s string of nasty, “inflammatory” tweets, in which he claimed Prodigy had engaged in homosexual acts during his stint in jail. Immediately following the dustup Havoc alleged his phone had been stolen and hacked, but then apparently changed his mind as well as his story during his interview with MTV. The childhood friends were going on a break, Havoc said, “until things get hashed out.”
Happily, looks like that bond’s been repaired and the two pals can go back to rapping some of the darkest albeit moving songs of the genre. Tickets to Paid Dues as well as the rest of Mobb Deep’s anniversary tour are on sale now, so don’t forget to scroll through our list of discount links before hitting up Spotify and putting “Shook Ones Pt. II” on repeat: