by Mobb DeepMobb Deep


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Mobb Deep have kept diehards hooked on gritty ghetto reality rhymes since they dropped the hip-hop classic "Shook Ones, Pt. II," back in '95, and their 2001 full-length, Infamy, is sure to keep heads noddin'. Prodigy and Havoc will always represent for the underground, but after '99's hit single, "Quiet Storm," paved their way from the streets into the clubs, Mobb Deep have embraced the urban mainstream. Bad Boy's R&B princes, 112, lace the chorus of "Hey Luv (Anything)," which may be Mobb Deep's biggest hit yet, while Dr. Dre's right-hand man, Scott Storch, supplies the G-funk on the radio-friendly "Live Foul." But don't fret, there are still plenty of street-credible classics, complete with signature Queensbridge slang and hypnotic beats. "The Learning (Burn)" is one of the best, with Havoc dropping cryptic lyrics such as, "On your team I pull the curtain of beautiful hurtin'." Meanwhile, "Crawling" spoofs P. Diddy's "Bad Boy for Life," and Prodigy addresses Mobb's well-publicized beef with Jay-Z, asking, "How you not gonna show face after that stunt at rap's only awards?" in reference to a dispute between MD and Jigga at the 2001 Source Awards. Once again, the Infamous don't disappoint, and if you were already a fan, here's another gem. Ryan Crosby

Product Details

Release Date: 04/30/2001
Label: Epic Europe
UPC: 5099750164228
catalogNumber: 501642
Rank: 31420

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mobb Deep   Primary Artist
Johnson Sisters   Background Vocals
Chucky Thompson   Strings
Infamous Mobb   Track Performer
Littles   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Mobb Deep   Executive Producer
Havoc   Producer
Oscar Monsalve   Engineer
Steve Sola   Engineer
Alchemist   Producer
Ez Elpee   Producer
Sheldon Guide   Engineer
Jonathan "Lighty" Williams   Engineer,Executive Producer
Chris Feldmann   Art Direction
Will Kennedy   Imaging
CJ Stone   Composer
Scott Storch   Composer,Producer

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