H.N.I.C.

H.N.I.C.

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by Prodigy
     
 

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One of the East Coast's premier rap outfits, Mobb Deep are known for haunting, orchestral classics such as "Shook Ones, Pt. 2" from their sophomore disc The Infamous and Murda Muzik's "Quiet Storm" remix featuring a spirited cameo by Lil' Kim. H.N.I.C. (Head…  See more details below

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One of the East Coast's premier rap outfits, Mobb Deep are known for haunting, orchestral classics such as "Shook Ones, Pt. 2" from their sophomore disc The Infamous and Murda Muzik's "Quiet Storm" remix featuring a spirited cameo by Lil' Kim. H.N.I.C. (Head Nigga in Charge) marks the solo debut of one half of the Queens duo, Prodigy, who delivers the same high caliber of intricate beats and aggressive rhymes as he does with his partner, Havoc (it's no mistake that the intro track is called "Bars and Hooks"). Throughout the 22-song disc, Prodigy sounds ready to challenge any MC to a freestyle face-off. In fact, he spars with Havoc on the anthemic "Wanna Be Thugs" and goes toe to toe with N.O.R.E. on the eerie, harpsichord-accented "What U Rep." Other solid cuts include the Alchemist-produced lead single "Keep It Thoro," a head-nodding track with a stark piano hook and blaring horns, and "Veteran's Memorial," a nostalgic narrative about lost loved ones delivered over a rumbling bass line. With H.N.I.C., Prodigy has established himself as one of hip-hop's new top dogs. Abby Addis

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All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
On H.N.I.C., his first solo venture outside of Mobb Deep, Prodigy collaborates with a long list of featured guest rappers, many of them from his Queensbridge stomping ground, and he also works with a variety of producers, most notable among them the Alchemist and Rockwilder. Prodigy's Mobb Deep partner, Havoc, makes only two appearances over the course of the 22-track album. Despite the number of outside contributors, H.N.I.C. isn't much of a departure for Prodigy, who remains true to his style lyrically and raps over an assortment of productions that are reminiscent of Mobb Deep. All of this should please Mobb Deep fans, as this album is simply a twist on the legendary Queensbridge duo's usual approach.
Spin Magazine - Neil Drummond
H.N.I.C. is titillating; its rugged beats and brooding rhymes rival some of the best in the Deep canon, even if they don't expand the vocab.
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One of the East Coast's premier rap outfits, Mobb Deep are known for haunting, orchestral classics such as "Shook Ones, Pt. 2" from their sophomore disc The Infamous and Murda Muzik's "Quiet Storm" remix featuring a spirited cameo by Lil' Kim. H.N.I.C. (Head Nigga in Charge) marks the solo debut of one half of the Queens duo, Prodigy, who delivers the same high caliber of intricate beats and aggressive rhymes as he does with his partner, Havoc (it's no mistake that the intro track is called "Bars and Hooks"). Throughout the 22-song disc, Prodigy sounds ready to challenge any MC to a freestyle face-off. In fact, he spars with Havoc on the anthemic "Wanna Be Thugs" and goes toe to toe with N.O.R.E. on the eerie, harpsichord-accented "What U Rep." Other solid cuts include the Alchemist-produced lead single "Keep It Thoro," a head-nodding track with a stark piano hook and blaring horns, and "Veteran's Memorial," a nostalgic narrative about lost loved ones delivered over a rumbling bass line. With H.N.I.C., Prodigy has established himself as one of hip-hop's new top dogs. Abby Addis

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/14/2000
Label:
Relativity
UPC:
0088561187323
catalogNumber:
1873
Rank:
33596

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