Throwback Thursday : Mobb Deep

This was the best song on Mobb Deep’s most successful album. Murda Muzik went platinum, peaked at number 3 on the billboard top 100 and inspired a classic remix. This was Mobb Deep at the heights of their careers.

More video’s after the jump.

The Infamous seperated Havoc and Prodigy from other New York hardcore rappers and even helped East Coast Rap regain steam in the mainstream. Havoc’s production on this album accompanied by Prodigy’s uncanny depiction of Queensbridge Projects made it classic. I never really understood the genius of RZA but Havoc’s I got immediately.

This might have been the start of the decline but I liked Infamy. It might not have been Mobb Deep at their best but it was incredible. Coming from Long Island the stories of grit and clamour of Murda Muzik and The Infamous were like hearing tales of Indonesian poverty. Yea it happens there but it doesn’t really affect me here, plus it can’t be that bad. Infamy was more up my alley. I still don’t know who Big Noyd is!

In the words of Havoc “you gotta have something for the birds”

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4 Responses to “Throwback Thursday : Mobb Deep”

  1. S. Mathis Says:
    April 10th, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    My favorite duo, and who I believe to be the most talented self contained duo of all time. There is no other duo that had a top 5 lyricist & a top 5 producer on the same team. No song in their catalog better demonstrates this then Quiet Storm. Shook Ones pt 2 comes in 2nd place.

  2. S. Mat Says:
    April 11th, 2010 at 12:23 am

    …and for the uninformed, Yes, that first verse was aimed at BUSTA RHYMES. “…you aint no wildin out for the night fist thrower / rusty shank holder…”

  3. Hymn Says:
    April 14th, 2010 at 8:44 am

    Ok now I have a problem with you saying 50 Cent isn’t lyrical. If Prodigy is lyrical with rhymes such as

    “And through all of that a nigga ain’t scared of death
    All y’all brand new niggaz just scared to death”

    Why isn’t 50 lyrical when he says

    “Front on me now nigga I’ll be the end of you. Forget your enemies and think of whatcha friends’ll do”

  4. S. Mat Says:
    April 15th, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    Do yourself a favor and dont compare the writer of ‘Quiet Storm,’ ‘Shook Ones,’ ‘Up North Trip,’ ‘Eye For an Eye,’ etc to FIFTY. Nothing in 50′s catalog matches up to PRODIGY’s top 3 verses lyrically. Yes, FIFTY became a far bigger artists with far more hits. But lyrically, he cant touch P in his prime. In the words of JAY, get them CDs out and we can go verse for verse. 50 will embarass u by comparison.

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