The Infamous

Mobb Deep - The Infamous
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
1995 Ratings: #15 / 447
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Based on 492 ratings
1995 Ratings: #2
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Chode
95
The Quest for The Best #2
https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/chode/list/30587/the-quest-for-the-best/

I’ve already heard a lot of these songs prior to listening to this album because they’re hip hop classics, but I’m really glad I checked out the whole project. It was totally worth it.

In one word, this album is iconic. Havoc and Prodigy are amazing MCs. They are emblematic of 90s hip hop. The influence of their flow and wordplay sees reverberations in every sector of ... read more
JacksonLerner
97
‘the infamous’: a street rap staple; a complete takeover of our attention. it becomes hectic , with a 40 of Henny serving as sedative, queens’ distinct sound of paralyzing fear jumps around different boroughs and perspectives. trife life is mobb deep in a different mode:

it begins with an illmatic type depiction of new york. this starts , paired with jazzy trap beats. this starts THEN, trife resumes to reestablish new york as a post biggie rap powerhouse

a scarily iconic ... read more
thebibleparttwo
89
nevermind what i said. epic album
Allofasudden
85
90s New York City... Time flies when ones faced the murderously rough reality which caused robbery & violence, but on the other side, the time period was surely the golden age that people favorably look upon. While successful artists like Nas & Wu-Tang Clan brought classic rhymes & influential recordings, both 19 year old Prodigy & Havoc revealed the world's most groundbreaking schemes to takeover the rap scene.

Taking pieces from people like Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis & ... read more
MarkCooper
86
Pretty sure Shook Ones, Pt. II is one of the greatest hip-hop songs ever made.
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Track List

  1. The Start of Your Ending (41st Side)
  2. The Infamous Prelude
  3. Survival of the Fittest
  4. Eye For a Eye (Your Beef Is Mines) (featuring Nas and Raekwon)
  5. Just Step Prelude  
  6. Give Up the Goods (Just Step) (featuring Big Noyd)
  7. Temperature's Rising (featuring Crystal Johnson)
  8. Up North Trip
  9. Trife Life
  10. Q.U.- Hectic
  11. Right Back At You (featuring Ghostface Killah, Raekwon and Big Noyd)
  12. The Grave Prelude
  13. Cradle to the Grave
  14. Drink Away the Pain (Situations) (featuring Q-Tip)
  15. Shook Ones Pt. II
  16. Party Over (featuring Big Noyd)
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Added on: April 7, 2014