Hell on Earth

Mobb Deep - Hell on Earth
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Based on 4 reviews
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Based on 81 ratings
1996 Ratings: #50
November 19, 1996 / Release Date
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Why are there less than 100 ratings of this? Mobb Deep’s ‘The Infamous’ has long been my favorite hip hop album of all-time, but it seems like the massive acclaim and impact of that record has buried the other great work the New York rap duo put out. Just the next year after their 1995 breakthrough, Mobb Deep released ‘Hell on Earth’, and although it is not as gritty as its predecessor, it is much more menacing listen, and as always, it is very well produced. At ... read more

I feel like a lot of hip hop artists, once they hit a certain note, will try to recreate their greatness. Like Nas never replicated Illmatic, Dre never replicated The Chronic, and so on. So it’s really refreshing to see that Mobb Deep, after making their hip-hop classic The Infamous, didn’t try to recreate it. Instead, Havoc and Prodigy turned the sense of dread and grit up to 11 on Hell on Earth, with one of the most menacing rap albums EVER. Every beat is tense, and ... read more
Beats sexy as always. Hell On Earth is an extremely good track. This album is as good as The Infamous imo.
Liked this album if not much more than The Infamous , but it's not perfect and doesn't have the same feeling to it, it's teaching how life is for them and it can be inspiring.
Great album, but feels like a lesser version of The Infamous to me. Weaker beats, storytelling and overall rawness. Still really good, with the 5 first tracks being top-tier on Infamous level.
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