This weekend (25th April 2015 to be more precise) marked the 20th Anniversary of the release of Mobb Deep’s ‘The Infamous’ LP, in the minds of most their most solid long player. With production duties shared between the Queensbridge duo and A Tribe Called Quest’s Q-Tip, the album picks up where Illmatic left off in terms of displaying a grittier, more melancholy side to Q-Tip’s production. The album comes in at #2 in Ego Trip’s list of 1995’s Top 25 rap albums and tracks from the album appear on both our Classic Material 1995 Mixtape and 1995 Rap Megamix. ‘Shook Ones Part II’ from the album takes the #1 spot on Ego Trip’s list of the year’s Top 25 rap singles. Other singles from the album ‘Temperature’s Rising’ and ‘Survival of the Fittest’ are surprisingly absent from the list but worthy of mention. You can also check Chris Read remixes of two tracks from the album produced in tribute to the production style of the day featured in our Classic Material 1995 Bonus Tracks.
Stream the full album on Youtube here.
[Purchase physical copies / check release details on Discogs here]