The Estate of Prodigy have released the hip-hop icon’s new single “You Will See.” The single is Prodigy’s first song to be released since his untimely death.
“You Will See” is the first of three singles that will lead to Prodigy’s next posthumous album, The Hegelian Dialectic Volume 2: The Heroine’s Book. The new single features the vocals of Berto Rich, who, in conjunction with The North Star Group, is producing.
“Five years ago, our family suffered an immense loss,” Estate of Prodigy said in a statement. “The music left behind by Prodigy is extremely valuable to all of us. We felt the need and the responsibility to stick with it until we had the groundwork to finish what he was working on and release it to the world. We hope his fans appreciate and support our efforts as we move through this very personal and emotional process. ‘You Will See’ is a treasure trove of new music from Prodigy, no doubt.
Prodigy left a large number of recordings behind, including the next two parts of The Hegelian dialectic trilogy. The first volume of the very introspective project, The Book of Revelationwas released in 2017 by the artist himself, in which the famous MC expressed his socially conscious and politically motivated thoughts.
Prodigy tackles men’s emotional issues in the second and next volume, The heroine book, candidly addressing his personal struggles with drugs, relationships, and the constant distractions brought on by passion. Later this summer, the new album will be released. You can hear “You Will See” below and a new video will be on the way soon.
The new release comes weeks after Prodigy’s catalog returned to streaming services.
Due to legal disputes between the Estate, which the late artist’s family maintains, and his former associates, the famed MC’s work was removed from all streaming sites in 2019, depriving millions of fans of the efforts solo from the infamous MC. Prodigy is one half of one of the greatest Hip-Hop bands of all time, Mobb Deep. Alongside Havoc, the two debuted in 1993 with Juvenile Hell, then returned in 1995, with the classic bonafide album The Infamous. The two stand as one of the most influential bands in rap history. Prodigy’s solo releases carried the same level of quality, throughout the HNIC saga and beyond.
albums like HNIC and Bumpy Johnson’s album is once again available for streaming on services such as Spotify, Tidal, Apple Music and others, thanks to the management of L. Londell McMillan of The NorthStar Group and a new distribution agreement with ADA, the independent services and distribution arm by Warner Music Group. The albums will also be available for purchase on the websites of all digital retailers.
“We are extremely grateful to all of the fans for understanding the circumstances that our family had to professionally control at a time of grief, and for the kind words of encouragement we received from many of you,” said a representative of the Estate. “We also want to thank the community of hip hop artists who have come together to help us put together Prodigy’s latest projects. The music belongs to all of you and we are happy to be able to make it available again and forever.