Prodigy To Enter The Cooking Game, & Release His Own Cookbook

blame it on Meka September 27, 2016

Suffice to say, incarceration changes the incarcerated for the better sometimes.

Mobb Deep’s Prodigy knows this firsthand, as he was jailed for over three years on a gun charge. Since his release in 2011, he reunited with his longtime rhyme partner Havoc, released several street albums and even dropped a memoir of his time spent in prison, My Infamous Life, in 2011.

P, née Albert Johnson, will now enter the world of cooking, and will release his debut Commissary Kitchen: My Infamous Prison Cookbook on October 11th.


Co-authored by Kathy Iandoli with a foreword by Eddie Huang, Commissary Kitchen will attempt to provide a physical, emotional and psychological perspective on what it is like to eat in prison.

“This project is very important to me because it chronicles my experiences plus the challenges I faced while I was locked up, particularly with my health,” Prodigy said to HHDX. “I have sickle cell and food plays a big role in my life. I have to eat well to be well. At the same time, the book talks about other things and other people that I dealt with while I was in jail.”

While there will be actual recipes in the book, Prodigy will also tell his experiences in prison involving food.

The rapper will also embark on a book signing tour throughout the country, starting October 1st in Brooklyn, NY.


Pre-orders for Commissary Kitchen are available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Target.