Flashback Friday: Mobb Deep and Prodigy

This past Tuesday we lost a man who helped build the foundation on which modern hip-hop stands.

Prodigy of Mobb Deep was an innovator. And I hate that many fans didn’t give him his flowers until he could no longer smell them.

Mobb Deep has always been a major part of my hip-hop fandom. Let’s revisit two albums that made P rap’s HNIC.

the infamous

Mobb Deep, The Infamous (1995)

One of the most important albums of the mid-90s, The Infamous was much more than its standout track “Shook Ones Pt. 2.” It marked the revitalization of East Coast hip-hop, and ushered in the gritty street sound that became the region’s hallmark.

Also check out:

“Survival of the Fittest”

“Give Up the Goods (Just Step),” featuring Big Noyd


Prodigy and The Alchemist, Albert Einstein (2013)

Prodigy’s solo career was notoriously uneven, but man, when he was good, he was GOOD. His 2013 collabo with The Alchemist produced some of his greatest solo work and was among the best albums of that year.

Also check out:

“RIP,” featuring Havoc and Raekwon

“Curb Ya Dog”

Now, it’s your turn. Email soulinstereoblog@gmail.com  hit me up on Twitter @etbowser, or stop by the comments section and share your Flashback Friday album. Leave a couple of sentences describing what makes it so great. I’ll feature your album on the blog. 


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