NearClassics: Prodigy – H.N.I.C.

12 12 2008

The infamous Mobb Deep emerged onto the rap scene in the mid 90’s with their gritty style of New York street rap. The duo consisted of producer-rapper Havoc, and Prodigy. After numerous solid releases, beefs, and controversies, Prodigy decided to make a solo album with production help and appearances with his crew mate Havoc. Apparently the things hip hop loved about early Mobb Deep albums, persisted with HNIC making it one of hip hop’s most slept on albums to date.
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Seeing is Believing – 11/24: New Busta, Keri Hilson, Lil Wayne Vids and Kanye’s Performance!

25 11 2008

On today’s edition of Seeing is Believing…

Busta’s “got bass”, Lil’ Wayne “turns on” Keri Hilson, Slim & Fab talk “Good Lovin'”, and Kanye’s “Heartless” AMA Performance.

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Takin’ Em Back – 10/3

3 10 2008

Mobb Deep – Shook Ones Pt. II

I was listenin’ to Pandora radio at work (if you aren’t up on it, you need to hit that up), and I came across one of my favorite joints from the Infamous album by Mobb Deep. No lie, I first heard the Infamous some time this year and it made me wonder where the hell was I when it dropped? Hearing an album that dropped over a decade ago and it’s still listenable today is a classic and passed the test of time. Therefore I bring you today’s throwback track, “Shook Ones Pt. II”.