A bit confused to why P is speaking on Wiz’ new album? Well, that’s because the ONIFC name was inspired by Prodigy’s debut solo album HNIC.
“Yeah, I heard about the Wiz Khalifa project coming out. I forgot the exact name of what he called it, but I read an article that he got the idea of doing that from my H.N.I.C. projects that I put out,” Prodigy told MTV News last week.
During a February interview with MTV News’ Sway Calloway on his Shade 45 morning show, Wiz revealed that his O.N.I.F.C. album title was derived from the title of P’s 2000 solo debut. “It’s inspired by Prodigy’s H.N.I.C. When he dropped that, I felt like that sounded so strong.”
When broken down, the acronyms are, of course, different but stylistically similar. Prodigy’s H.N.I.C. stood for “Head N—a in Charge,” and the five letters in Khalifa’s title stand for “Only N—a in First Class.” In 2008, Prodigy dropped H.N.I.C. Part 2, and in February, he dropped the third installment of the series as a free download online.
Prodigy also added that he would like to work with Wiz in some capacity, whether it is on a song or a tour. I’d prefer the tour; it’d be a good way to bridge the generations of Wiz and Mobb Deep fans.
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