Infamy [Explicit Lyrics]

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Mobb Deep have kept diehards hooked on gritty ghetto reality rhymes since they dropped the hip-hop classic "Shook Ones, Pt. II," back in '95, and their 2001 full-length, Infamy, is sure to keep heads noddin'. Prodigy and Havoc will always represent for the underground, but after '99's hit single, "Quiet Storm," paved their way from the streets into the clubs, Mobb Deep have embraced the urban mainstream. Bad Boy's R&B princes, 112, lace the chorus of "Hey Luv Anything," which may be Mobb Deep's biggest hit yet, while Dr. Dre's right-hand man, Scott Storch, supplies the G-funk on the radio-friendly "Live Foul." But don't fret, there are still plenty of street-credible classics, complete with signature ...
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Editorial Reviews

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Mobb Deep have kept diehards hooked on gritty ghetto reality rhymes since they dropped the hip-hop classic "Shook Ones, Pt. II," back in '95, and their 2001 full-length, Infamy, is sure to keep heads noddin'. Prodigy and Havoc will always represent for the underground, but after '99's hit single, "Quiet Storm," paved their way from the streets into the clubs, Mobb Deep have embraced the urban mainstream. Bad Boy's R&B princes, 112, lace the chorus of "Hey Luv Anything," which may be Mobb Deep's biggest hit yet, while Dr. Dre's right-hand man, Scott Storch, supplies the G-funk on the radio-friendly "Live Foul." But don't fret, there are still plenty of street-credible classics, complete with signature Queensbridge slang and hypnotic beats. "The Learning Burn" is one of the best, with Havoc dropping cryptic lyrics such as, "On your team I pull the curtain of beautiful hurtin'." Meanwhile, "Crawling" spoofs P. Diddy's "Bad Boy for Life," and Prodigy addresses Mobb's well-publicized beef with Jay-Z, asking, "How you not gonna show face after that stunt at rap's only awards?" in reference to a dispute between MD and Jigga at the 2001 Source Awards. Once again, the Infamous don't disappoint, and if you were already a fan, here's another gem. Ryan Crosby
All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
Long considered New York's most rugged and hardcore rap group of the '90s to ever make it big, Mobb Deep finally soften up a bit on Infamy. The album is a turning point for Prodigy and Havoc -- and a timely one indeed. Shortly before Infamy hit the streets, Jay-Z had blasted Mobb Deep -- as well as Nas -- on "Takeover," berating Prodigy in particular for being fake. Nas fired back on his Stillmatic album with the cutting song "Ether"; Mobb Deep didn't. Instead, the Queensbridge duo went about their business and released Infamy, their most accessible album yet -- the sort of album many fans never would have expected. Granted, Mobb Deep still rep the street life here, as songs such as "Kill That Nigga," "My Gats Spitting," and "Hurt Niggas" no doubt illustrate. However, songs such as "Pray for Me," "Hey Luv Anything," and "There I Go Again" sent quite a different message; the first features Lil' Mo, the second 112, and the third Ron Isley -- each there to smooth out Mobb Deep's rough sound. And it works, particularly in the case of the thug ballad "Hey Luv Anything," which garnered the most exposure the duo had yet experienced and introduced Mobb Deep to a broader audience.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/30/2001
  • Label: Epic Europe
  • EAN: 5099750164228
  • Catalog Number: 501642
  • Sales rank: 76,346

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Pray for Me (3:22)
  2. 2 Get Away (3:40)
  3. 3 Bounce (4:13)
  4. 4 Clap (4:53)
  5. 5 Kill That Nigga (3:47)
  6. 6 My Gats Spitting (4:34)
  7. 7 Handcuffs (3:34)
  8. 8 Hey Luv (Anything) - 112 (4:04)
  9. 9 The Learning (Burn) (4:17)
  10. 10 Live Foul (4:24)
  11. 11 Hurt Niggas (3:30)
  12. 12 Get at Me (3:33)
  13. 13 I Won't Fall (4:20)
  14. 14 Crawlin (4:07)
  15. 15 Nothing Like Home - Littles (4:27)
  16. 16 There I Go Again/So Long (10:17)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mobb Deep Primary Artist
The Johnson Sisters Background Vocals
Chucky Thompson Strings
Infamous Mobb Track Performer
Littles Track Performer
Technical Credits
Mobb Deep Executive Producer
Bernie Grundman Mastering
Scott Spencer Storch Producer
Havoc Producer
Oscar Monsalve Engineer
Steve Sola Engineer
The Alchemist Producer
Ez Elpee Producer
Sheldon Guide Engineer
Jonathan "Lighty" Williams Engineer, Executive Producer
Chris Feldmann Art Direction
Will Kennedy Imaging
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The whole CD is hot

    Mobb Deep is one of my favorite rappers, the most hottest song is get away.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    infamy

    I was really excited to see how ¿Infamy¿ would live up to their first commercially successful album. The CD starts off with ¿Pray for Me¿, which has that real grimey feel and paints a pictures of what is to come about on the rest of the album. The album continues with its street feel until you get to ¿Hey Luv¿. Hey Luv is rap love ballad that features the smoothed out voices of 112. 112 does not take away from Mobb Deep¿s street sound, rather they compliment the sound making the song one of the best on the albums. ¿Burn¿, which features Vita and Big Noyd is probably the hottest track on the album. Once the song begins your head will automatically start to nod due to rugged baseline and funky guitar rip. ¿Get Away¿ gives a true example of growing up in Queensbridge shaped into the individuals that they are. Overall, ¿Infamy¿ is tight CD that is worth the purchase, especially if one is fan of the group. The CD vividly details the growth of the group, while maintaining that street sound which made them so popular.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Best One Yet

    Man this is a smoker hear. It is hot. This is the best one MD. From start to finish it keeps your head bobbin. I always have been a fan, and with this one I will remain a fan 4life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    M-O-B-B for Life

    I think this Mobb Deep album is a classic. This group is the most realist MC's out there. This album represents how Prodigy and Havoc can hold it down with or without special guest. There production is great. Always hitting us with hardcore beats that don't make you wanna dance, just nod your head and make you listen to what they're saying. I very much enjoyed this album.

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