Mobb Deep Will Release Unheard Infamous Verses By Nas, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon & N.O.R.E.
So often with classic albums, what was released was almost everything that was recorded. In 2014, it’s often hard to imagine that there’s much that hasn’t leaked over time, with all the deluxe reissues and bootlegs. Mobb Deep is proving this wrong. During the 1994 recording of Prodigy and Havoc’s sophomore, and highly-acclaimed album, The Infamous, they worked with a lot of peers. The guys recently discovered some sessions with artists like Nas, N.O.R.E., and Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah and Raekwon.
This week, the self-proclaimed H.N.I.C. told XXL magazine about the vintage, unheard material included on the duo’s upcoming double-disc re-release of The Infamous. “It comes with a bonus 10 songs that we made in 1994 when we were creating The Infamous album that never made the album. We recently just found those old songs, and there’s verses on there from Ghostface, Raekwon, from me, N.O.R.E., the whole team, that was never heard before, that was never released.” He added, “Certain skits,” presumably implying that not everything is fully-developed.
While no release date has been given, Hav and P are also going to include some self-produced new material, as well as work with longtime affiliate Alchemist, and Drake’s go-to hit-maker, Boi-1da. AZ has a similar plan with his 2010 Doe Or Die re-release, though the album eventually featured verses over new production.
With the sound of that, what excites you the most?