For years, Nas and Mobb Deep were partners in the rap game. The two were so close, Nas was considered the third member of Mobb Deep. When Jay-Z went after the duo, he mentioned Nas and together they battled Jay-Z.
But, in 2005, Nas and Jay-Z ended their feud and became friends. By this time, Nas already had issues with 50 Cent, who had just dissed Mobb Deep. Despite being dissed by 50, they joined G-Unit and dissed Nas.
Mobb Deep severed the Nas connection for G-Unit and it resulted in one disappointing album. In 2009, 50 Cent dropped Mobb Deep from the label. When Prodigy got out of prison, he reunited with Nas.
Days after their collaboration leaked, Prodigy explained their reconciliation. Prodigy said the music was more important than petty bullshit. Fresh out of prison, Prodigy is in need of hits and he wanted to link up with Nas as he is working on his own comeback.