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.