This Mobb Deep “Infamous”-Themed Mix Celebrates Havoc’s Visionary Sampling
Mobb Deep just announced a series of tour dates celebrating the 20th anniversary of their third album, Hell On Earth. As they do, the Beat Junkies’ J. Rocc (whose logo plays off of the M-O-B-B) examines some of the key ingredients of the duo’s sophomore LP, 1995’s The Infamous. This mix is a promotional piece for the latest special-edition blue-and-yellow 180 gram vinyl re-pressing of the gold-certified gem.
This mini-mix is big on pay-off, as the third member of JayLib pulls out those deeply obscure, incredibly altered samples that Havoc, Q-Tip, and the Loud Records staff of Schott Free and Matt Life used to make a grimy masterpiece. Rocc’s styles, mixing, and sequencing show just how ill the sounds were coming out of the studio, before Prodigy and Hav’ even pressed them down with raw accounts of trife life in the Q-U.