It’s no secret I hate Prodigy with a passion but any objective hip hop listener should know by now that Jay-Z and Jay-Z alone is the sole reason Mobb Deep fell from grace. Ballarina P has written a few blogs and appeared in some hip hop dvds over the last few years taking little jabs at Jigga in hopes to rebuild his brand. The funny thing is Jay-Z is never asked about his beef with Prodigy, whereas the only question anyone has for Prodigy is his beef with Jay-Z, which is what eight years old now?
Anyways, I bring all this up, because Prodigy popped up in another hip hop dvd (video below) to add another nuance to his feud with Hov. He tells of an incident in which Jay-Z and his two bodyguards were just leaving a club and Prodigy who was “30 deep” were waiting at the exit of the club ready to stomp out Jay & Co. Right when they were going to strike like hungry wolves, Jay-Z goes up to Prodigy, shakes his hand and says, “Yo there’s no beef, it’s only rap“. Jay-Z walks out of the club without a scratch and presumably into a limousine where he is blown by Beyonce, laughing his head off about how he just talked his way out of a gang beating courtesy of Mobb Deep’s weed carriers. The hilarity about all this is that Prodigy actually takes that as a win for the M-O Double B, when in fact it is a complete demoralization at the hands of Jay-Z.
Imagine if Prodigy and the Mobb Deep blow hards actually gave Hov the thrashing he deserved? Keep in mind this was right after the infamous Summer Jam incident in which Jay-Z put up Prodigy’s ballerina picture on the Summer Jam screen and performed Takeover. It would be over for Jay-Z. This is when he just released The Blueprint, the album which solidified him as The Greatest of All Time, and would have had to have been in the hospital for much of the marketing of that album. Who knows maybe Prodigy would evoke the same kind of admiration Jay-Z does and be looked at as one of the greatest, instead of as one of the gayest, if this did happen. But that’s all in another universe talk.
Anyway, who do yall think went home the winner?