I kind of felt like linking up some Mobb Deep videos. I’ve been listening to their old stuff lately blasting it in the car from the classic The Infamous. I swear it’s one of the tightest hip hop albums. Period. Everyone song is dope. You can FEEL it. Every word is coming in loud and strong right at ya.
Anyway, let’s roll it up and look at some of their best stuff:
Mobb Deep: “Quiet Storm“-original track
how in the world could this be under related while the remix featuring Lil’ Kim isn’t?!?!?!?!?! Unlike most, I don’t hate the remix but the original is just better and where it’s at!
Mobb Deep: “Got It Twisted”
i love the beat in this but it’s nothing like their old stuff. just not enough words going on. if this were done back in the day, this could’ve been so much better.
Mobb Deep: “Survival of the Fittest”
now this right here is from The Infamous and is the real deal. everyone always talks about Shook Ones I and notoriously II which is off the hook but this is a classic in your face track which comes at you with words and action in the video itself. it’s hardcore!
Mobb Deep fea. Nas: “It’s Mine”
another winner off the 1999 Murdah Muzik featuring the one and only Nas. how could you go wrong with that killer combo? the video’s shot great and is super hot.
Mobb Deep: “Hoodlum”
this is a little different but with a cool beat and awesome throwback Godfather scene befitting of the track. it’s also coming from the heart. what’s not to like?
Mobb Deep: “Shook Ones II”
the best ever track from Infamous featuring the second part of the one and only Shook Ones. One of the best rap songs ever made.
I’m only 19 but my mind is old
And when the things get for real my warm heart turns cold
Mobb Deep: “Shook Ones I”
the original debuted in 1994 a year following their debut album Juvenile Hell. i got to agree with what one YouTube user said referring to the beat and the song as “like a shotgun through your speakers.” talk about a heavy beat and delivery. this is the one we never hear but just mesmerizes you. if you like hardcore rap from the inner city streets, then this is your deal. it’s just dope. i have always loved II but there’s something about the original which just registers making you go, ‘Wow.’ teenage geniuses.
Mobb Deep: “Hell On Earth (Front Lines)”
from the self-titled 1996 album coming straight at ya from the streets with that epic Infamous feel from dynamic duo Havoc and Prodigy telling it like it is.
Mobb Deep: “Street Life”
a classic track about survival of the streets with a killer beat and lyrics to go with it.
Mobb Deep: “We Up”
it’s from their 2004 album Amerikaz Nightmare and has that old feel to it which made them so special.
Hot 97′s Peter Rosenberg interviews Prodigy (before he goes back to jail earlier this year)
worth watching as he asks Prodigy about how he and Havoc met and got started in the industry and how they rose to fame. he credits Q-Tip for their early success as he listened to it and gave them instant feedback. interesting to note too that celebrities such as Nicole Kidman, Lindsay Lohan and Mariah Carey are all huge Mobb Deep fans. most interesting were Prodigy’s political views on the upcoming election. i really respect what he said. a great interview.
I’m going to try to put up some more later. Hope you enjoyed this special video feature.
edit: any Mobb Deep video review would be incomplete without this next track from Juvenile Hell. Their first ever single.
Mobb Deep: “Peer Pressure”
they look so young in it, it’s scary. the scene and song is about the peer pressure of the urban ghetto with the lyrics taking on a very strong meaning and sending a powerful message. a classic.