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Last Thursday, April 25 2013 marked the 18th anniversary of Mobb Deep‘s sophomore album The Infamous, arguably one of Hip-Hop’s most prized possessions. That said, the Takin’ Mines massive thought a track by track review of their Loud debut would be quite fitting for today’s edition of Rewind Wednesdays. Joining us on our review are Robbie from Unkut, and Doug Cohen of Flud Watches.. hit the jump.
The Infamous was a soundtrack for a new era of anti-social, hardcore Hip-Hop, driven by Havoc’s accomplished sampling techniques, tight drum programming and bleak moods, and the heartless microphone techniques of Prodigy at his most ruthless. Outstanding assists from Q-Tip, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, and Nas made it clear that this was “the realness” personified, in terms of cutting edge street music for 1995. -Robbie, Unkut