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Mobb Deep’s Infamous 20 Years Later is Still 1 of Hip-Hop’s Grittiest Classics (Food For Thought)

In the late 1980s, artists like Just-Ice, ScHoolly D, the Geto Boys, N.W.A., Kool G Rap & DJ Polo, and Public Enemy started testing the power of their words, profane

Fabolous Needs to Do an Album With Havoc. Listen to Him WRECK This Mobb Deep Track (Audio)

Over the last several weeks, there have been a slew of artists dropping freestyles over classic 90s Hip-Hop beats, but Fabolous has been the author of some of the very

Fabolous Jumps on Mobb Deep’s Shook Ones II and Goes Berserk (Audio)

What is it about Mobb Deep’s Shook Ones II instrumental that brings out the best in MCs? Prodigy and Havoc’s original version is an enduring classic and, of course, the

Action Bronson Rips the Mic So Hard He Loses His Headphones on This Freestyle (Video)

“I’m gonna keep it official today. Yo, this boy Action Broson is the nicest in the game right now.” That was Funkmaster Flex’s response after Action Bronson ripped a freestyle

Cormega Confirms 2015 EP, Produced Entirely By Mobb Deep’s Havoc

Following 2014’s critically-acclaimed Mega Philosophy album by Cormega (now available on colored 2LP vinyl), it appears as though the Queens, New York veteran MC is well underway into a follow-up.

Ice-T Gives Mobb Deep An Amazing Interview, From Police To Hip-Hop (Audio)

Did you know that Ice-T is one of the biggest Mobb Deep Heads out? The O.G. is a big fan of the M-O-B-B. If you didn’t know, it becomes abundantly

Mobb Deep Finishes Out 2014 Stronger Than The Last Several Years (Video)

After a rocky chapter in the 2010s, Mobb Deep’s 2014 has been more illustrious than infamous—and that’s great. Prodigy and Havoc celebrated their past with a stellar deluxe edition packaging

Havoc Offers Up All Of 13: Reloaded For Perusal (Album Stream)

Havoc took 2013’s 13, and went back and made some adjustments for the digital release, 13: Reloaded. The Mobb Deep music mercenary brought Prodigy, Cormega, Raekwon, Sheek Louch, and Mysonne

Havoc & Sheek Louch Never Stopped Representing That Sound & Their City (Audio)

Mobb Deep’s discography spans back before Juvenile Hell, to the duo’s days as Poetic Prophets, stopping through the Stretch & Bobbito Show. After nearly 25 years, look no further than

Havoc Makes A Charged Solo Cut With Those Hard Mobb Deep Drums (Video)

Havoc uses some hard, natural percussion to reintroduce his solo status in “Dirt Call.” Presented in short film format, the visual finds Hav’ goin’ deep into the basement, flippin’ his

Alchemist Digs in the Vault for Some Unreleased Mobb Deep Music (Audio)

Drake is not the only one celebrating his birthday this weekend by releasing new music. Alchemist turned 37 today and dug in his vaults to unearth this previously unreleased Mobb

Finding The GOAT: Big Boi vs. Prodigy…Who You Got?

As we continue the ultimate battle for the title of the GOAT (Greatest of All-Time), we are asking you to help us rank who is the greatest MC to pick

Do Remember: A Great Day In Harlem (Hip-Hop Version, 1998)

This week, the esteemed veteran music and culture journalist Michael A. Gonzalez penned a piece for Red Bull Music Academy about September 29, 1998. The day, deemed by XXL magazine

AZ, Freeway, Havoc & Kids These Days’ Macie Stewart Bolster A-Villa’s Message (Audio)

Chicago’s A-Villa is a Closed Sessions producer coming up on the scene. Like anybody behind the boards, he’s likely dreamed of big concepts, executed by lyrical giants. That dream is

Your Old Droog & Prodigy Welcome September As Hoodie Weather (Audio)

Your Old Droog has been an Internet Rap sensation, almost entirely on his own two feet. As some Heads speculated that the long-faceless MC was possibly an MF DOOM/Bumpy Knuckles-styled

Capone-N-Noreaga Talk Chasing Fame With Big L, Say AZ Stole Sugar Hill (Video)

Capone-N-Noreaga always give incredible interviews, together and apart. ‘Pone and N.O.R.E hit Power 105’s The Breakfast Club this week, to talk some history. Forever animated, the Queens duo talks fighting

AFH: The Week in Video (8/3/14) (Video Playlist)

This week in video brought new visuals from Scarface & Akon, The Lox & Mobb Deep, Apollo Brown and REKS, a dramatic reading from Warren G, freestyles from Taylor Bennett

It’s No Dream… Mobb Deep & The LOX Are Living Lush (Video)

Fifteen years after Mobb Deep and Nas brought out the Scarface-inspired cigarette racing boats and island grandeur in “It’s Mine,” Prodigy and Havoc invite Jadakiss, Styles P, and Sheek Louch

Celebrate A Decade Of The Alchemist’s Audio Evolution (Mixtape)

Although his sounds are versatile, Alchemist’s status in Hip-Hop spans nearly 20 years. The Beverly Hills High School alum (classmates with Step Brothers partner Evidence) has since put in major

Ghostface Killah Joins Mobb Deep on !llmind’s Remix to Dirt (Audio)

Ghostface Killah jumps on the remix to Mobb Deep’s “Dirt” and makes it even grimier. !llmind holds down the menacing production. Check it out. Related: Mobb Deep & Big Noyd

Listen to the Best Hip-Hop of April Including Scarface, The Roots, KRS-One, Big K.R.I.T., J. Cole, Mos Def & More (Audio Playlist)

April brought the heat in Hip-Hop, including new music featuring Scarface, KRS-One, The Roots, 50 Cent, Big K.R.I.T., J. Cole, Mos Def & Marvin Gaye, Pharoahe Monch, Big L &

Mobb Deep & Big Noyd Come Back Together On A Rich Soundscape (Audio)

Outside of their new Infamous Mobb Deep album, M-O-B-B has been sitting on a cut for the Heads. Produced by, and released through DJ Jean Maron (who is just on

50 Cent, Styles P & Prodigy Bring Back Those Gritty New York Rap Videos, With A Sideshow (Video)

50 Cent’s content swarm continues. “Chase The Paper” finds G-Unit and D-Block seemingly at peace, with Styles P’s Animal Ambitions contributions. Although S.P. is not in the video, Fif shows

Vado, Prodigy & Chinx Drugs Kick Some Cocky Raps Over An Old Eagles Record (Audio)

Vado is gearing up to release his We The Best Entertainment debut. The Harlem veteran teams up with The Coke Boyz’ Chinx Drugs and Mobb Deep’s Prodigy for “Zoo Muzik.”

Here’s a Dark New Track from Mobb Deep. You Know the Outcome (Audio)

Here’s a new song from Mobb Deep off DJ Whoo Kid’s upcoming mixtape, The Elevation, Vol. 2. Check out The Outcome. Related: Here’s an Alternate Take of Mobb Deep’s Eye

Here’s a Playlist of the Best Hip-Hop to Drop in March 2014 (Audio)

As we ease our way into April, here’s a playlist of the best Hip-Hop to drop in March. You’ll hear new music from Jay Z, Jay Electronica, Wu-Tang Clan, Crooked

Here’s an Alternate Take of Mobb Deep’s Eye For an Eye Featuring Nas, Rae & Ghost (Audio)

Think you’ve heard Mobb Deep’s Eye for an Eye? Think again…Here’s an alternate mix that sports a different track, different verses from Havoc, Prodigy and Raekwon, and some bars from

Mobb Deep Give Gritty Insight Into Life on Their Block (Audio)

Mobb Deep’s deluxe re-packaging of their classic, The Infamous, hit stores today. They’ve included several stellar bonus cuts with the re-release, including My Block, produced by up and coming hit

Prodigy Kicks A Funkmaster Flex Freestyle Over An Odd Future Gem (Video)

Mobb Deep’s Prodigy has made millions off of his verses, for over 20 years. The Queens MC/author stopped by Funkmaster Flex’s HOT 97 show 19 years after both Mobb members

Here’s Mobb Deep’s First Ever Full Collaboration with The Lox (Audio)

Mobb Deep have released their first ever full collaboration with The Lox. As if that weren’t enough, they loop Biggie on the chorus. Check out All a Dream. Related: Mobb

Mobb Deep & Big Noyd’s 1994 Version Update Of MC Shan’s Classic Is Liberated (Audio)

The Bridge Wars were very real. Most Heads know about the Juice Crew vs. Boogie Down Productions main event featuring MC Shan, Marley Marl, Roxanne Shante and more versus KRS-One,

Catch The Snippets & Full Stream To Prodigy & Havoc’s Throwback Album The Infamous Mobb Deep (Audio)

On April 1st, Prodigy & Havoc are releasing The Infamous Mobb Deep. The album will be Mobb Dizzle’s first full-length release since 2006’s G-Unit one-off, Blood Money. Additionally, the carefully-titled

Mobb Deep Makes a Legendary North/South Connection with Bun B & Juicy J (Audio)

Mobb Deep teams up with Bun B and Juicy J to form a strong North/South connection over a Boi-1da track. This is 4 O.G.s going to work on a banger.

Did Mobb Deep Get Infamous By Design On Say Something? (Audio)

Mobb Deep has a challenge ahead of them. Prodigy and Havoc are releasing (April 1st’s The Infamous Mobb Deep) some never before heard 1994 and 1995 recordings, of The Infamous

Mobb Deep Have Chinese Food With a Side of Murder in the Video for Taking You Off Here (Video)

Mobb Deep’s video for Taking You Off Here is a short film where the duo decides what to do with a potential enemy, over a meal of Chinese food. It’s

Prodigy Confirms Mobb Deep’s First Ever Full-Out Collaboration With The LOX (Video)

Prodigy sat in on Sway In The Morning this week. Sway, Reef, Heather B, and DJ Wonder played some joints they brought to the table for some listener A&R. To

Alchemist Gets Together With Prodigy, Roc Marciano & Budgie & Looks To The Afterlife (Audio)

From Alchemist’s Southern California lab, he’s built quite an incredible lyrical ensemble. Guys like Roc Marciano, Earl Sweatshirt, Action Bronson, Domo Genesis, Fashawn, and Planet Asia are frequent passers through,

Bun B & Prodigy Link With Remy Banks & Charlie RED Over A Hitmen-Certified Beat (Audio)

Puffy’s Hitmen were one of Hip-Hop’s few examples of a hit factory. Mirrored after the producers, songwriters, and session musicians that drove the hit singles for labels like Motown, Stax,

Here’s a Playlist of Some of the Best Hip-Hop to Drop in January 2014 (Audio)

Before we get too deep into February, here’s a look back at some of the best Hip-Hop to drop in January 2014. After a slow start, we got new music

Feel Like Fighting After That Wack Super Bowl? M.O.P. & Mobb Deep Got You Covered (Audio)

The Super Bowl was wack. What way to take out some unreleased aggression than a new collabo from M.O.P. and Mobb Deep? Check out Street Certified. Props on the spot:

Here’s a New Mobb Deep Track From the Upcoming Infamous Deluxe Album (Audio)

As we previously reported, Mobb Deep is releasing a deluxe version of their album the Infamous to commemorate its 20th anniversary. The album will have 2 discs, with disc 2

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

DJ Kay Slay Unifies Members Of Wu-Tang Clan, LOX, Mobb Deep, Capone-N-Noreaga & M.O.P. To Honor The ’90s (Audio)

DJ Kay Slay has a deep network, in and out of New York City. From his appearance in Style Wars to his longtime Thursday night show on HOT 97, the

Mobb Deep Dusts Off An Infamy Classic For A Mack Wilds Remix With French Montana (Audio)

While everybody is stuck on The Infamous, Hell On Earth, and Murda Muzik, Mobb Deep’s fifth album, Infamy remains pretty tight. The last Loud Records effort featured Big Noyd and

Havoc Makes The Mobb Deep Sounds Available For Producers To Purchase

Mobb Deep’s Havoc is a lethal producer. “One of the best producers on the mic,” to quote Diamond D, Hav has laced tracks for Nas, Eminem, 50 Cent, Big Noyd,

Tragedy Khadafi Freestyles Over Drop A Gem On ‘Em (Audio)

History sometimes forgets. Tragedy Khadafi, by way of 25 To Life, was indeed part of the East-West Coast beef. A descendant of the Juice Crew, the Intelligent Hoodlum remains one

Havoc – Eyes Open ft Twista (Video)

Havoc has enjoyed a nice year with his 13 album. One of the mid-to-late 1990s’ greatest producer/MC keeps prolific in and out of Mobb Deep work. One collaboration that fits

Troy Ave – New York City ft Raekwon, N.O.R.E. & Prodigy

Anybody who’s followed Troy Ave’s movement knows that he is a 2010s contemporary of the ’95 era in his city. While all three guests predate 1995 in various works, albums

Mobetta – Daydreams ft Prodigy (Video)

Infamous Jazz happens, as Maurice “Mobetta” Brown continues his post-Grammy Award winning run. After rocking with Jean Grae on “Back At The Ranch,” Mobetta returns with another once-prodigious (no pun)

Prodigy & Alchemist – Back & Forth (Video)

I remember hearing “Keep It Thoro” for the first time and just wondering who could have possibly made that beat. Enter: The Alchemist. While around on Mobb Deep’s seething fourth