In the history of Hip-Hop, there are only a handful of albums that have completely shifted the culture. On April 25, 1995 – 20-years ago today, Mobb Deep’s The Infamous dropped and immediately became one of those albums. In honor of the 20-year anniversary of their Loud Records debut, The Urban Daily presents, Mobb Deep: Still Infamous – a 3 part docu-short we produced to pay homage to one of the most important albums in Hip-Hop history.
Hailing from hallowed grounds of Queensbridge, NY, the home of Hip-Hop legends like MC Shan and Nas, Mobb Deep, comprised of Kejuan “Havoc” Muchita and Albert “Prodigy” Johnson dropped the raw and gritty LP as a follow up to their debut album Juvenile Hell. The Infamous was a darker, more brooding production that captured the essence of life on the streets of New York City in the mid-90s. Only two years removed from their first album, the duo completely refined their sound and gave 90’s Hip-Hop one of its first masterpieces.
The Urban Daily talked to a number of legendary Hip-Hop heads about the album’s importance and overall impact on the game. Revolt TV’s Jayson Rodriguez, MTV’s Rob Markman, Vibe Magazine’s Datwon Thomas, hip-hop journalists Kim Osorio and Shaheem Reid, Hot 97’s Peter Rosenberg, and legendary DJ’s Cipha Sounds and Funk Flex all make appearances in this three-part docu-short.
Watch part one of Mobb Deep: Still Infamous above and check back with us on Monday and Tuesday as we release parts 2 and 3.
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