In early March, Prodigy was freed from a New York jail following three years of lock-up for weapons charges. He's been busy since, reuniting with Nas on "Dogg Shit" and lending verses to Currensy. The seven songs on Ellsworth Bumpy Johnson, n atmospheric, skit heavy EP with production from Alchemist, Sid Roams and King Benny, aren't venomous battle raps, concerned with fantasy crap. They're candid, bluntly positive if not exactly happy. We wrote about an earlier part of Prodigy's life-journey in 2007's FADER 45, can't wait to see him talk about his retrospective autobiography (My Infamous Life: The Autobiography of Mobb Deep’s Prodigy, released today!) tomorrow in Brooklyn.
Download: Prodigy's The Ellsworth Bumpy Johnson EP