Apr 26, 2015

Mobb Deep

1995 was a great year for hip hop music and albums like The Infamous prove that.

One of my domino-playing crew members played the album for us when it was released and I knew the album was a classic long before we reached Drink Away The Pain. What I didn't know was when I would get my own copy to add to my own collection.

The Infamous was leaps and bounds better and more significant than the 1993 Mobb Deep I remembered. The Infamous is a must-own.

A distinct memory I have related to Mobb Deep was a Source Magazine photograph of Havoc, Prodigy joined by Nas & Raekwon in what looked like a recording studio. I don't remember if that photo was in a magazine published before or after The Infamous' release but I remember thinking those four would be working on a sick track if it were recorded.

What an album! Temperature's Rising, Up North Trip, Give Up The Goods, Survival of the Fittest, Eye For An Eye and of course Shook Ones, Part. 2 await the listener and I nearly listed half the album off of memory.

The Mobb Deep magic would repeat with Hell on Earth but that is another album and potential post.

The duo celebrates some twenty years of hip hop history.

The Suite Delight new time slot is Tuesday morning 1-2am EST on www.ckut.ca & 90.3 FM.

If you haven't already, please make yourself familiar with the link below for more of your favorite show and mine.

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The Suite Delight - February 25, 2014 (2) Playlist
  1. Nas - It Ain't Hard To Tell (Large Professor Remix)
  2. Diverse - Uprock
  3. Jay Dee - Pause feat. Frank-N-Dank
  4. Strong Arm Steady - Questions
  5. Souls of Mischief - That's When Ya Lost (Remix)
  6. Soul Khan - Knuckle Puck
  7. Quasimoto - Rappcats, Pt. 3
  8. Supastition - Yada Yada
  9. Murs & 9th Wonder - Murs Day
  10. Mobb Deep - Win or Lose
  11. Wale - Um'Ricka feat. K'Naan
  12. K-Solo - Letterman (Pete Rock Remix)
  13. The Extremities - Cold Cheese
  14. D-Sisive x Tone Mason – Maybe I Will feat. DJ Grouch

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