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Infamous Records

Mobb Deep – The Infamous Mobb Deep [Deluxe Edition]

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Infamous Records

Mobb Deep – The Infamous Mobb Deep [Deluxe Edition]

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The Infamous is the second studio album by the American hip hop duo Mobb Deep. It was originally released in 1995 by Loud Records. The album features guest appearances from Nas, Wu-Tang Clan-members Raekwon and Ghostface Killah, A Tribe Called Quest member Q-Tip, and Mobb Deep-affiliate Big Noyd. Embedded with hyper-visual lyricism, dark soundscapes, gritty narratives, and hard beats, it marked Mobb Deep's transition from a relatively unknown rap duo to an influential and commercially successful one.

The album produced four singles; "Shook Ones Pt. II", "Survival of the Fittest", "Temperature's Rising", "Give Up the Goods (Just Step)", which all achieved varying degrees of chart success, with "Shook Ones Pt. II" being the most successful.

The album's haunting style, defined by its evocative melodies, rugged beats, and lyrics dealing with crime and poverty in inner city neighborhoods reflected the dark side of New York's urban landscape in a manner that received special recognition and critical praise. Along with albums such as Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), Illmatic and Ready to Die, The Infamous... is widely credited as a major contributor to the East Coast Renaissance. Furthermore, the album is credited with helping to redefine the sound of hardcore hip-hop, using its production style, which incorporated eerie piano loops, distorted synthesizers, eighth-note hi-hats, and sparse bass lines.

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“The reason The Infamous remains so untouchable today goes beyond its individual qualities —the vividness of Prodigy's imagery, or the richness of the Queensbridge slang they introduced —into more rarefied air. With The Infamous, Mobb Deep invented a feeling, one that was more important than any individual word, chorus, or rhyme.  All of New York was embracing degraded production at the time, but Havoc pushed beyond the  low-resolution samples of RZA's Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) into near-total abstraction, producing a masterpiece of low, muffled, and malevolent sounds. The stand-up bass sample on "Trife Life" sounds like it has cotton balls behind the strings. The implication of vinyl crackle in "Eye for An Eye" feels like a needle dragging on tendons.  "Q.U. -- Hectic,"  boasts a glowing, pulsing piano echo that feels nearly sentient, like some kind of slit-eyed pet monster Havoc is resting one hand on to keep calm.” - Pitchfork

Tracklist:

The Infamous... Mobb Deep

A1

Taking You Off Here

A2

Say Something

A3

Get Down

A4

Dirt

B1

Timeless

B2

All A Dream

B3

Low

B4

Murdera

C1

Check The Credits

C2

Gimme All That

C3

Legendary

C4

Lifetime

C5

My Block

Bonus Tracks

D1

Henny

D2

Conquer

D3

Water Boarding

D4

Get It Forever

The Infamous Sessions

E1

Eye For An Eye

E2

Skit

E3

Get It In Blood

F1

Gimme The Goods

F2

If It's Alright

F3

Skit Mobb 1995

F4

Survival Of The Fittest

G1

Temperature's Rising

G2

The Bridge

G3

Skit

G4

The Money

H1

The Money (Version 2)

H2

We About To Get Hectic

H3

The Infamous

 

Item description:

Artist:

Mobb Deep

Title:

The Infamous Mobb Deep 

Label:

Infamous Records

Format:

4 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Deluxe Edition

Pressing:

US

Release Date:

2015

Genre:

Hip Hop

Style

Hardcore Hip-Hop

Catalog No:

INFAMOUS 19

Condition:

New