Queensbridge representatives and longtime friends Nature and Prodigy have decided to transfer their personal relationship into a business partnership. AllHipHop.com exclusively reports that Nature has signed to Prodigy’s Infamous Records for a multiple album deal. The first solo LP under the new arrangement is scheduled for release in 2015.
“I’m excited we made this deal happen. I’m even more excited for the fans of Queensbridge Hip Hop,” says Nature. “We came up together. Mobb Deep has always been my people and this deal makes sense. Infamous and DCM 2015, we going in!”
This will be Nature’s first full length album since 2008’s Pain Killer. The New York native did drop the EP Seasons Changed in 2013 under independent label Deep Concepts Media (DCM). Prior to that, Nature was also part of the Hip Hop supergroup The Firm with Nas, Foxy Brown, and AZ. The Dr. Dre produced collective released their only LP, The Firm: The Album, in 1997.
“Me and Nature have been down with each other for years, and it was only a matter of time before we got together on some serious business stuff. The time has come. Expect the best,” states Prodigy.
Infamous Records recently released projects by Prodigy & Boogz Boogetz, and Sam Scarfo & Ski Beatz. The label’s discography also includes the Prodigy/The Alchemist 2013 collaborative effort Albert Einstein and Mobb Deep’s 2014 reunion album The Infamous Mobb Deep.