As youngsters entering the game, candidly discussing the hard facts of life as dangerous inner city youth within their rhymes, Havoc and Prodigy truly made us feel what it was like to be in the shoes of these people. Their gruff, profane voices spilling street slang with tales of living on the edge with nothing to lose both scared and thrilled us. Through classic albums, solo ventures, a G-Unit joint stint, and a reunion/retooling, the duo have done more than their share of shocking, humbling, and inspiring over the years. Their eighth studio album, The Infamous Mobb Deep, is no disappointment. They guys pack in the gritty street material in fresh, new rhymes all over rough, gangster beats. Even if it doesn't reach the caliber of The Infamous or Murda Muzik, it certainly packs a hard punch. With no fancy frills and real hard urban essences, The Infamous Mobb Deep is a welcomed addition to the Mobb Deep discography.
April 9, 2014