Mobb Deep's Prodigy To Release Jail-Inspired Cookbook Next Week
Mobb Deep rapper Prodigy did a three-and-a-half year bid in jail from 2007 to 2011 after pleading guilty to weapons charges. He uses food as the lens to tell the story of his life in prison in his forthcoming book "Commissary Kitchen: My Infamous Prison Cookbook."
Prodigy Releases "Untitled" EP
Prodigy came through rather quietly this morning with a new EP, Untitled. The project was released in conjunction with BitTorrent, a partnership Prodigy has been developing for some time now. This serves as his seventh collaborative release with the torrent platform.
Stream Havoc & Alchemist's Joint Album "The Silent Partner"
Joint albums are especially common these days, but it's not every day that two legends like Havoc and Alchemist come together for an entire project. Led by the singles "Maintain (Fuck How You Feel)" and the Method Man-featuring "Buck 50s & Bullet Wounds," both released last month, Havoc and Alchemist's new collaborative album, The Silent Partner, has arrived.
Ice T Announces "Art Of Rap" Tour Dates With Public Enemy, Mobb Deep & More
Ice T kicked off his first "Art of Rap" tour last year, in tangent to his acclaimed documentary of the same name, "Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap." The OG is now bringing back the tour for a second time, and he's enlisting some legendary names to come with him. If you're an old hip-hop head, then this is the tour for you. Ice T will be touring alongside Public Enemy, Mobb Deep, EPMD, The Sugar Hill Gang, MC Lyte, Kurtis Blow, Naughty By Nature and Melle Mel for an eight-city tour that kicks off in Dallas on July 16th. Take a look at all the tour dates below.
Prodigy Will Have To Send A Tweet As Part Of Settlement With Label
A few months ago, we shared news that Mobb Deep member Prodigy had sued his label Universal Music Group for improperly paying him royalties for his solo work. It wasn’t a huge lawsuit, only asking for $57,489 plus lawyer fees (which ended up being more than that amount).
Mobb Deep Announces "Hell On Earth" 20th Anniversary Tour & New Music
The 20th anniversary of Mobb Deep’s classic 1996 Hell on Earth album is coming up this year, and the Queensbridge duo is releasing new music and going on tour to celebrate. Much like they did with the 20th anniversary of The Infamous, Havoc and Prodigy will be releasing some unheard songs from their Hell on Earth recording sessions via a deluxe re-issue of the album.
Mobb Deep's Prodigy Sues Label For Unpaid Royalties
Prodigy has managed to have a successful career as a solo artist outside of his work with Mobb Deep, but according to a new lawsuit, he hasn't been seeing the money he was promised. TMZ reports that the Queensbridge rapper is taking Universal to task for royalties, suggesting that the label has been scooping up 50% of the earnings from his solo output -- an arrangement that was only meant for Mobb Deep's catalog.
Mobb Deep Reportedly Working On New Album
Mobb Deep is currently recording an album tentatively slated for an early 2016 release, reports HipHopnMore.
Stream Mobb Deep's "Survival Of The Fittest" EP
Two weeks back, Mobb Deep dropped a remix of their classic track "Survival Of The Fittest" (originally included on their debut album The Infamous Mobb Deep), and now comes an accompanying EP. It features five additional, new tracks, including "Hide Away." Stream it below, via Spotify.
Mobb Deep Plan "Survival Of The Fittest" Remix For NBA Playoffs
The NBA playoffs are often a great opportunity for hip hop artists to get their new music promoted on a huge platform. Noteworthy examples include Eminem's "Not Afraid" in 2010 and Pitbull and Christina Aguilera's "Feel This Moment" in 2013. Now Mobb Deep will try their hand at this, teaming up with ESPN for a remix of their 1995 track "Survival Of The Fittest" that'll act as the opening for “NBA Countdown” during the Western Conference Finals.
Classic Rotation: Mobb Deep's "The Infamous"
Mobb Deep’s second studio album, The Infamous, turns 20 years old today. Through quality bars, samples, beats, and skits, Havoc and Prodigy were able to impact the trajectory hip-hop by delivering a record that is in the GOAT discussion for many.
Ranking Fabolous' Friday Freestyles From Worst To Best
The first time I ever heard Fab was when I was 12. I heard “Can’t Deny It” and realized that he was beyond nice. You see, Fabolous is a gladiator. You can throw him in the octagon and he’ll walk out unscathed. I always refer to him as the Vince Carter of rap because at any moment, he could unleash an array of tricks that could leave you in awe. Fab is an extraordinary talent that can mesmerize you with his pen game. Lyrically, he’s been as consistent as anybody else in the rap game. Every time he drops a bar, you’re liable to do the ugly face.
Top 5 "Shook Ones" Freestyles
Fabolous' latest giveaway is not your average freestyle--it was a major statement. Most rappers, wisely, would shy away from such a beat--"Shook Ones", the lead off Mobb Deep's legendary The Infamous. But Fabo gave it a good shot. The best? You decide.
10 Essential Kaytranada Tracks
Kaytranada, real name Louis Kevin Celestin, was born in 1992 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. After relocating to Montreal, Quebec as a toddler, Kaytranada began DJing at age 14. His brother introduced him to producing software at the age of 15, putting him on a slow-burning path to success.
Charts Don't Lie: April 13
This week we have a new entry on Charts Don't Lie, with Mobb Deep's new album The Infamous Mobb Deep, celebrating their 20-year anniversary since The Infamous. Their sales are not huge mainstream numbers, but obviously loyal hip-hop heads came through for Havoc and Prodigy as they clock in at #49. We continue to see Jhene Aiko's Sail Out hold on to a spot on the Billboard 200, not too high and not too low, at the mid-40s. She actually finds herself above Drake's NWTS this week, which may come as a surprise.
Mobb Deep Discuss The Creation Of Their New Album "The Infamous Mobb Deep"
For those dwelling under rocks, veteran hip-hop duo Mobb Deep dropped their eightth studio album this morning, that being The Infamous Mobb Deep. It's their first collaborative project since 2006's Blood Money, their only G-Unit Records release.
Samples Of The Week: March 27
When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh-huh honey".
Stream Mobb Deep's Album "The Infamous Mobb Deep"
Over the weekend snippets of the Mobb Deep anniversary album The Infamous Mobb Deep began circulating thanks to Amazon. Today, before the album actually arrives on April 1st, we've received an official stream for the album which the duo tweeted out on Twitter.
Listen To Album Snippets Of Mobb Deep's "The Infamous Mobb Deep"
As you may probably be aware, we are approaching the anniversary of Mobb Deep's classic sophomore album The Infamous, which will hit the 20-year mark on April 25th. The duo have reunited to record a new batch of songs in celebration of the anniversary, which will be released along with all the classic album cuts, in a double disc LP on April 1st.
Mobb Deep Reveals "The Infamous Mobb Deep" Tracklist
Mobb Deep are getting ready to release their new album, which is (sort of) coinciding with the 20th anniversary of their seminal album, The Infamous. The record, titled The Infamous Mobb Deep will come complete with both a bonus disc of rarities from The Infamous sessions, and of course a full disc of brand new material. Deluxe Editions will also come packaged with a full remastered version of their 1995 classic.