Prodigy was a true rap legend, known for his classic tunes and his outsized personality, the latter of which sometimes led to conflict. But his personality also shone through on his short-lived but much-beloved blog, which he started in late 2007 to promote his then-upcoming album H.N.I.C. Pt. 2.
The blog was notable for its direct, unfiltered, all-caps look into Prodigy's mind. It's also notable because a bunch of the entries were written while he was in prison for criminal possession of a weapon.
While the blog itself is long gone, select entries remain available thanks to a mix of hip-hop media sites, Live Journals, blogs, and other miscellany. Perhaps the most popular post is the one about P's nearly limitless trendsetting. But we combed through all the entries we could and found some jewels to share with you.
On "Fraudulent Rebels and Revolutionaries"
YOU GOT A LOT OF FRADULENT REBELS AND REVOLUTIONARIES WHO ARE REALLY FALSE PROPHETS. THEY ARE OPPORTUNIST WHO PUT ON A REBEL/REVOLUTIONARY CLOAK FOR SOME SHORT TERM GOAL LIKE AN ALBUM PROMOTION, OR IT’S THE LATEST TREND THEY WANT TO FOLLOW AND APPEAR INTELLIGENT AND “IN THE KNOW,” OR THEY WANT TO MAKE IT SEEM LIKE THEY WANT TO CREATE CHANGE WHEN ALL THEY REALLY WANT TO CREATE IS SOME GOOD PUBLICITY AND CHANGE IN THEIR POCKETS. WHEN THEY GET CONFRONTED AND CALLED OUT BY PEOPLE LIKE ME, THEY SAY THINGS LIKE-“PEOPLE DON’T WANT TO THINK, THEY WANT TO HAVE FUN AND PARTY.” AND A NUMBER OF OTHER LAME EXCUSES THEY USE TO SLIDE THEIR WAY OUT OF THE DEBATE OR CONVERSATION. THEY REALLY JUST DON’T GIVE A FUCK BUT ARE SCARED TO SPEAK THEIR MINDS AND SAY “LISTEN, I DON’T GIVE A FUCK ABOUT ALL THAT SHIT. I JUST MAKE MONEY.” I CAN RESPECT THAT MORE THAN TRYING TO ACT LIKE PRODIGY IS WRONG OR CRAZY.
... THEY DON’T WANT NO PARTS OF THIS REVOLUTION AND THAT’S OKAY, IT’S NOT FOR SAFE FLAMINGO ASS NIGGAS.
On Why He No Longer Wants Fans
I DON’T WANT FANS ANYMORE, BECAUSE THE DEFINITION OF A FAN IS A FANATIC. THE PEOPLE WHO BUY MY PRODUCT AND RIDE WITH ME ARE MY SUPPORTERS NOT FANATICS. A FANATIC IS SIMILAR TO A LUNATIC, A PERSON WHO IS OUT OF THEIR SANITY. MY SUPPORTERS AS WELL AS MYSELF ARE IN OUR SANE AND ARE FULLY CONCIOUS OF WHAT’S GOING ON HERE. WE ARE FULLY AWARE OF ALL THE BULLSHIT.
WE KNOW THAT NO MATTER HOW MUCH "RACISM" STILL EXISTS IN THIS WORLD, ITS NOT ABOUT THE COLOR OF OUR SKIN ANYMORE. THAT IS A TRICK TO KEEP US ALL PRE-OCCUPIED WITH HATE & WAR, SO THAT WE DON'T PAY ATTENTION TO THE REAL PROBLEM. THE REAL PROBLEM IS THAT WE ARE ALL LOSING OUR FREEDOMS; OUR FREEDOM TO THINK, SPEAK, READ AND WRITE. OR OUR FREEDOM TO JUST BE FREE.
WHAT THEY DID TO BLACKS & NATIVE AMERICANS, THEY'RE NOW DOING TO THE ENTIRE PLANET. IT'S CALLED "ONE WORLD ORDER!" BUT THEY FIRST BEGAN WITH BLACKS, BECAUSE WE ARE THE MOTHERS & FATHERS OF ALL CIVILIZATION. CUT OFF THE HEAD & THE BODY WILL FOLLOW….
On Barack Obama
OBAMA REPRESENTS ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT, AKA NEOCOLONIALISM. PRESIDENTS DON’T CHANGE ANYTHING LOCALLY — THEY ONLY DEAL WITH FOREIGN POLICY. SO WILL OBAMA GIVE AFRICANS BACK THEIR LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES THAT THESE EUROPEAN BLOODSUCKERS HAVE SEIZED CONTROL OF? WILL OBAMA FIGHT FOR THE NATIVE AMERICAN’S LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES THAT THESE EUROPEAN PIRATES HAVE SEIZED? WHAT WILL HE DO FOR THE AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINES? OR ALASKAN INUITS? DOES HE EVEN SPEAK PUBLICLY ABOUT THESE THINGS? WHAT DO THESE CELEBRITIES WHO ARE SO ‘POLITICALLY AWARE’ HAVE TO SAY ABOUT ALL OF THIS? WHY DON’T THESE AWARE CELEBS PROMOTE VOTING FOR THE LOCAL ASSEMBLY PERSON OR CONGRESS PERSON? THEY ARE THE ONLY ONES WHO CAN CHANCE LOCAL ISSUES IN THE ‘HOODS.
The 3 Things He Wanted To Do That Other People in the Rap Game Aren't Doing
#1 STOP WEARING JEWELRY! EVERYBODY GOT A CHAIN, BRACELET, RINGS OR A WATCH ON LOOKING LIKE A BUNCH OF CLONES, SO I DECIDED TO BE THE FIRST HARDCORE RAPPER TO OPENLY TELL PEOPLE THAT I DON’T WEAR JEWELRY ANYMORE.
I’M NOT TRYING TO PREACH TO PEOPLE WHAT THEY SHOULD DO, I’M JUST TELLING PEOPLE WHAT I’M CHOOSING…
#2 BE MORE OPEN WITH MY FANS AND THE WORLD ABOUT THE THINGS THAT I’VE BEEN RESEARCHING AND STUDYING FOR YEARS: THE ILLUMINATI, THE SECRET GOVERNMENT, BOHEMIAN GROVE SOCIETY, SECRET SOCIETIES, THE ORIGIN OF CULTURES AND RACES, THE ORIGIN OF RELIGION, AND ESPECIALLY THE ORIGIN OF THE ROYAL FAMILY, THE FEDERAL RESERVE AND WORLD BANKING SYSTEM…
AT THE SAME TIME BEING MORE OPEN WITH FANS AND THE WORLD ABOUT REAL PERSONAL THINGS LIKE MY HEALTH. I HAVE A DEADLY DISEASE CALLED SICKLE CELL ANEMIA THAT I WAS BORN WITH THAT AFFECTS MILLIONS OF OTHERS PRIMARILY IN THE BLACK AND LATINO CULTURES. I FEEL I CAN INSPIRE OTHERS WITH THIS SICKLE CELL DISEASE TO BE STRONG AND BELIEVE IN THEMSELVES.
#3 BE MORE OPEN ABOUT MY HOME LIFE, WHICH INCLUDES MY FAMILY-- MY WIFE WHO I’VE BEEN WITH FOR OVER 14 YEARS AND 3 CHILDREN. AND WHAT I DO FOR A LIVING, WHICH IS MUSIC, MY EXPERIENCES WITH IT, AND MY CHOICE OF MUSIC.
On the Creation of Hip-Hop and Rock n' Roll
HIP-HOP, JUST LIKE ROCK’N’ ROLL, WAS CREATED IN THE POVERTY STRICKEN BLACK COMMUNITIES AS A WAY TO EXPRESS OURSELVES THREW MUSIC. A WAY TO REBEL AGAINST THE CORRUPT GOVERNMENT AND PEOPLE WHO TRIED TO KEEP US DOWN AND OUT.
HIP-HOP AND ROCK’N’ROLL IS REBEL MUSIC. NO MATTER WHERE IT IS NOW OR THE CHANGES IT’S GONE THREW, IT WILL ALWAYS BE REBEL MUSIC CREATED BY PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN THREW HELL, SO THEY HAD NOTHING ELL’S TO FEAR. THINK ABOUT THIS FOR A MOMENT, AFTER ALL THESE YEARS OF LAND THEFT, SLAVERY, MURDER, GENOCIDE, LYNCHING, RAPE, RACISIM, AND SEGRAGATION BACK IN THE DAYS TO THE LAND THEFT, MENTAL SLAVERY, MURDER, GENOCIDE, RACISIM AND SEGRAGATION OF THIS VERY DAY.