Mobb Deep's Prodigy Announces Book Tour For "My Infamous Life"
UPDATE: The H.N.I.C. will be hitting the road to promote his April book, with stops in New York, Washington DC and Baltimore.
It's been a long three years behind bars for Mobb Deep's Prodigy. Now, as he nears the end of his sentence for the gun possession, the Queensbridge emcee is preparing to release his memoirs.
AllHipHop.com reports that Prodigy, who is set to finish his three year prison sentence this February, has signed a deal with Simon and Schuster to pen his autobiography, titled My Infamous Life: The Autobiography of Mobb Deep's Prodigy. Written by Prodigy and Laura Checkoway, the book will focus on his upbringing, his work with fellow Mobb Deep member Havoc and his career leading up to his 2006 arrest.
Since his incarceration, Prodigy has released two albums, Product of the 80's with Big Twins and Un Pacino and the sequel to his critically accalimed solo debut H.N.I.C., both of which hit shelves in 2008.
My Infamous Life: The Autobiography of Mobb Deep's Prodigy is expected to hit book shelves April 19, 2011.
(December 22, 2010)
UPDATE: XXLMag.com has reported that Prodigy has confirmed a 10-date book tour for April, to correspond with My Infamous Life: The Autobiography of Mobb Deep's Prodigy. The dates are as follows:
NEW YORK, NY Thursday, April 21st New York University -
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Clive Davis Dept. of Recorded Music @ Cantor Film Center
36 East Eighth Street
New York, NY 10003
*Talk/Signing; “A Conversation with Prodigy…moderated by the Clive Davis Dept. of Recorded Music Chair Jeff Rabhan (private event for the NYU community)
NEW HAVEN, CT Saturday, April 23rd Yale University Bookstore
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM 77 Broadway
New Haven, CT 06511
STORRS, CT Monday, April 25th University of Connecticut Bkst
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM African American Cultural Cntr
Student Union Bldg. / Hillside Rd
Storrs, CT 06269
*Talk/Signing; “A Conversation with Prodigy…moderated by hip hop scholar Prof Jeffrey Ogbar.”
BALTIMORE, MD Tuesday, April 26th Morgan State University Bkst
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM @ New Student Center
1700 E. Cold Spring Lane, Rm 130
Baltimore, MD 21251
*Talk/Signing; “A Conversation with Prodigy…moderated by hip hop scholar Prof M. K. Asante.”
BALTIMORE, MD Tuesday, April 26th Enoch Pratt Free Library
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM 400 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
WASHINGTON, DC Wednesday, April 27th Howard University Bookstore
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM 2225 Georgia Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20059
WASHINGTON, DC Wednesday, April 27th Barnes & Noble
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM 555 12th Street NW
Washington, DC 20004
STAMFORD, CT Saturday, April 30th Barnes & Noble
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM 100 Greyrock Place
Stamford, CT 06901
NEW YORK, NY Friday, May 6th Hudson Union Society @
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM The Russian Tea Room
150 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019
BRONX, NY Saturday, May 7th Barnes & Noble
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM 290 Baychester Avenue
Bronx, NY 10475