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Barnes & Noble - Elliott Wilson
Following the formula of fellow Queensbridge native Nas's 1996 platinum-plus IT WAS WRITTEN, Mobb Deep's fourth album, MURDA MUZIK, aims to be their breakthrough record. Coming off two gold albums 1995's THE INFAMOUS, 1996's HELL ON EARTH, Havoc and Prodigy infuse their latest urban street tales with more commercially accessible backing tracks, as evidenced by the riveting "Quiet Storm" the remix features Lil' Kim and the catchy "U.S.A. Aiight Then." While not every track works -- like the unfortunate female vocal hooks on "Streets Raised Me" and "Thug Muzik" -- Nas saves the day on the Brandy-and-Monica-inspired "It's Mine" where he belts: "Ya'll need to give it up/ ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Elliott Wilson
Following the formula of fellow Queensbridge native Nas's 1996 platinum-plus IT WAS WRITTEN, Mobb Deep's fourth album, MURDA MUZIK, aims to be their breakthrough record. Coming off two gold albums 1995's THE INFAMOUS, 1996's HELL ON EARTH, Havoc and Prodigy infuse their latest urban street tales with more commercially accessible backing tracks, as evidenced by the riveting "Quiet Storm" the remix features Lil' Kim and the catchy "U.S.A. Aiight Then." While not every track works -- like the unfortunate female vocal hooks on "Streets Raised Me" and "Thug Muzik" -- Nas saves the day on the Brandy-and-Monica-inspired "It's Mine" where he belts: "Ya'll need to give it up/ We don't give a f*ck/ What ya'll niggas want?/ Thug life is mine." With MURDA MUZIK, Mobb Deep successfully deliver their brand of musical mayhem to the mainstream.
All Music Guide - M.F. DiBella
After a three-year hiatus and numerous release date pushbacks, Mobb Deep got on their job once again with the punishing release of Murda Muzik. The duo, well-known for their lethal realism both in their infinitely dark yet moving beats and their stark and ruthless crime-rhyme lyrics, continued their grim odyssey with this, their fourth effort. Released amid so much watered-down product, Murda Muzik is an arguable masterpiece in the Puffy and Master P era. Mobb Deep once described their music as the sound of hypnotic thug life. An accurate description, for their music is more than just guns and herb smoking, it taps into the collective sense of fear and horror, the evil in men's hearts, and the struggle for good in the gardens of waste. Mobb music can make you cry, can make you scared, can amplify your inner rage; its depth allows for the gamut of emotional reactions. On this album, primary producer Havoc reached a high level of mastery in his production efforts, a truly signature style of deep bass grooves, piercing organs, ice-cold snare pops, melodic samples, and haunting orchestral snippets. Each song creates its own mood, whether it be a call to stop the violence on "Spread Love" or a call for full-throttle livin' on "I'm Goin' Out." Guest appearances by Raekwon, Lil' Kim, Lil' Cease, Cormega, Kool G. Rap, Eightball, and Infamous Mobb add texture to already bangin' tracks. The album overall can best be described as pure ear- and mind-twisting pleasure and pain. The album will affect you, get under your skin, make you rash up, and then salve you. Murda Muzik is a complete album and a renewal of the truly hardcore movement.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/17/1999
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 074646371527
  • Catalog Number: 63715
  • Sales rank: 4,456

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro (0:44)
  2. 2 Streets Raised Me - Chinky (4:33)
  3. 3 What's Ya Poison - Cormega (3:45)
  4. 4 Spread Love (4:04)
  5. 5 Let A Ho Be A Ho (3:35)
  6. 6 I'm Going Out - Lil' Cease (3:45)
  7. 7 Allustrious (4:10)
  8. 8 Adrenaline (4:42)
  9. 9 Where Ya From (4:02)
  10. 10 Quiet Storm (4:25)
  11. 11 Where Ya Heart At (4:27)
  12. 12 Noyd Interlude (0:19)
  13. 13 Can't Fuck Wit - Raekwon (4:11)
  14. 14 Thug Muzik - Chinky (4:34)
  15. 15 Murda Muzik (4:10)
  16. 16 The Realest - Kool G Rap (4:21)
  17. 17 U.S.A. (Aiiight Then) (4:04)
  18. 18 It's Mine - Nas (4:23)
  19. 19 Quiet Storm - Lil' Kim (4:04)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mobb Deep Primary Artist
Nas Vocals
Eightball & MJG Vocals
Kool G Rap Vocals
Raekwon Vocals
Def Jam Blaster scratching
Cormega Vocals
Lil' Cease Vocals
Infamous Mobb Vocals
Technical Credits
Mobb Deep Composer
Raekwon Composer
Jonathan Williams Producer, Executive Producer
Tom Coyne Mastering
Havoc Producer
Steve Sola Engineer
The Alchemist Producer
Maurice Whitaker Art Direction
Sheldon Guide Engineer
Nastee Engineer
Prodigy Art Direction
Kejuan Muchita Composer
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    mobb deep's finest yet

    mobb deep,s best out of the 3 prev albums and they were all 5 star material .WHAT ELSE CAN I SAY

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    True THUGS

    This album is blazin hot!

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