The Mobb Deep star was ordered to serve three-and-a-half years behind bars for illegal weapons possession in October, 2007, and he walked free in 2011.

Prodigy, real name Albert Johnson, is now planning to publish a cook book and a memoir about the experience.

Johnson's recipe book, Commissary Kitchen, will include dishes featuring foods frequently served in prisons and will also incorporate stories from his stint behind bars, while his memoir, The State vs Albert 'Prodigy' Johnson, will centre on his time locked up and how it affected his personal and professional life, according to AllHipHop.com.

The books will be released through his publishing company Infamous Books.

He is also planning to release a fiction narrative based on the life of 50 Cent's associate Mazaradi Fox, who was killed last year (14).