Mobb Deep

Mobb Deep Rapper Launches New Book Imprint in Brooklyn

Albert “Prodigy” Johnson is known widely as part of Mobb Deep, one of hip-hop’s most important groups of late-’90s. But now he’s got a new hustle: writing fiction. And even that’s understating it a bit. On Monday, Brooklyn-based publisher Akashic announced that the rapper has launched a new imprint called “Infamous Books.” Prodigy’s own “H.N.I.C”, co-written with Steve Saville, will be the imprint’s first title, due out on July 16, in the middle of Mobb Deep’s current international tour.