Mobb Deep , also known under the name of The Infamous Mobb Deep , is a duet of Hip-hop consisted of Havoc and Prodigy. Both are originating in Queensbridge, a district of the Queens (New York City) the United States located at the foot of the bridge connecting Manhattan and Long Island. They obtained an enormous recognition in the medium of the Rap especially thanks to their second album, The Infamous , which contains traditional “Shook Ones (Pt. II)”.
BiographyThe duet Mobb Deep is composed of Prodigy also called Pee (born the December 2nd 1974 with New York) and Havoc (born the May 21st 1974 with New York). Resulting both from the famous district of the Queensbridge (in which Nas is also originating), they met whereas they studied art with the Graphic Arts High School of Manhattan. Dividing inter alia same passion for the Hip-hop, they form their group as of the 16 years age then sign on the label 4th & Broadway. From this experiment will be born in 1993, Juvenile Hell . Primarily produced by Mobb Deep, the album illustrated with the two teenagers armed with hâches, was not a great success. The label misses competences as regards Marketing but the group is made all the same return. Loud Records grants a second chance then to them, they gain in maturity and leave later two years The Infamous . Mobb Deep is the collective of rap more appreciated French rappeurs. Become since traditional of the rap East Coast, it is the album which will reveal the group. The extract “Shook Ones leaves II” is regarded by much as the best title of rap of all times. For the anecdote, this piece is included in the last “clash” of Eminem in the film 8 Mile.
One year later will appear to Hell One Earth which will be classified sixth in US Billboard directly. The receipt is always the same, 100% rap urban and it pays because the album will be Disque of gold. The fourth album of the group, Murda Muzik which contains the hit “Calm Storm” leaves in 1999. Entirely written by Prodigy, it there speaks about his father and reports in particular how this one learned how to him as of the 7 years age to handle the firearms. Pee wished in the beginning to preserve this title for its solo project, but it ends up yielding at the request of Havoc and Big Noyd, the third semi-official member of the group. The guests of this album are Cormega, Kool G Rap but also Nas, Raekwon and Big Noyd, present since The Infamous . Their fourth album Murda Muzik will be Disque of platinum.
At that time, the first tensions appear between the group and the Loud label that Pee qualifies the “weak one”. Mobb Deep creates its own label, Infamous Records on which will be signed Infamous Mobb (today IM3), Big Noyd and Prodigy itself. In 2000 appears the album solo awaited so much from Prodigy, on its label. It is about HNIC ( Head Nigga In Load ). The productions of the album are primarily ensured by The Alchemist and Havoc. Rumors of separation follow, but Prodigy is quite simply much more productive than Havoc with regard to the texts.
Then it there with the Disease, indeed Pee is reached of Drépanocytose, this blood disease hereditary which touches mainly the Africans and their descendants. He is thus regularly hospitalized and it is during these stays that its imagination is stimulated. The piece “You edge never feel my bread” speaks about the suffering which this disease with the daily newspaper generates and which returned it accro to the Cocaine, with the Cannabis and the Morphine.
The Infamy , the fifth album leaves fine 2001. , The Featuring R&B with 112 does not like the style the fans in spite of the individual good are different Burn . The divorce with Loud is consumed when the group leaves in 2003 the mixtape Free Agent The Murda Mixtape which declares the group in the search of a new label. They will find asylum at Jive Records for 2 million dollars and will leave Amerikaz Nightmare in 2004. The first extract produced by The Alchemist “Got It Twisted” will be true a hit but will not allow the group to preserve its fans who find this album too Mainstream. Success is not with go and Jive returns the two rappeurs. Follow after one period of tension with the Littles and their management.
In 2005, they join the stable of 50 Hundred while signing at G-Links. The signature of the group at the label more the salesman of the moment is not finally a surprise (though Mobb Deep , on some mixtapes New Yorkaises did not hesitate to criticize their future boss , 50 Hundreds) insofar as they today are rather worried by the financial side of their trade. Mobb Deep will be on the republication of The Massacre, on planetary success “Outta Control (Remix)” in collaboration with 50 Hundred which will leave during to the re-entry 2005, while the second solo of Pee and the first of Havoc still did not leave. Their new album, Blood Money , left on May 2nd 2006.
The duet contributed to the B.O of the film Gangsta COP , of which the piece Quiet Storm in featuring with Lil Kim that one can hear in scenes of film.
- 1995: The Infamous (Loud Records)
- 1996: Hell One Earth (Loud Records)
- 1999: Murda Muzik (Small Records)
- 2001: Infamy (Loud Records)
- 2004: Amerikaz Nightmare (Jive Records)
- 2006: Blood Money (G Links Records)
Juvenile Hell left to 4th & Broadway, The Infamous , Hell One Earth and Murda Muzik left to Loud Records. Following some tensions with this label, Havoc and Prodigy create their own label, Infamous Record, on which the first album Pee and The Infamy leave, like some mixtapes. The group signs then at Jive Records and leaves Amerikaz Nightmare . Following the lack of success of this album, the label returns the group which will find refuge, to the great regret of the fans, to 50 Hundreds and G-Links Records, where Blood Money will leave.
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