Mobb Deep ‎– The Infamous

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Tracklist

The Start Of Your Ending (41st Side) 4:24
[The Infamous Prelude] 2:12
Survival Of The Fittest 3:43
Eye For A Eye (Your Beef Is Mines) 4:54
[Just Step Prelude] 1:06
Give Up The Goods (Just Step) 4:02
Temperature's Rising 5:00
Up North Trip 4:58
Trife Life 5:19
Q.U. -- Hectic 4:55
Right Back At You 4:52
[The Grave Prelude] 0:30
Cradle To The Grave 5:16
Drink Away The Pain (Situations) 4:44
Shook Ones Pt. II 5:24
Party Over 5:40

Versions (15)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
66480-2 Mobb Deep The Infamous(CD, Album) Loud Records 66480-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
07863 66480-1 Mobb Deep The Infamous(2xLP, Album) Loud Records, RCA Records 07863 66480-1 US 1995 Sell This Version
66480-2 Mobb Deep The Infamous(CD, Album) Loud Records 66480-2 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
07863 66480 2 Mobb Deep The Infamous(CD, Album) Loud Records, RCA 07863 66480 2 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
BG2 66480 Mobb Deep The Infamous(CD, Album) BMG Music Canada BG2 66480 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
07863 66480-2 Mobb Deep The Infamous(CD, Album) RCA 07863 66480-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
07863 66480-4 Mobb Deep The Infamous(Cass, Album) Loud Records 07863 66480-4 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
07863-66480-4 Mobb Deep The Infamous(Cass, Album) Loud Records 07863-66480-4 US 1995 Sell This Version
BVCM 37853 Mobb Deep The Infamous(CD, Album, RE, RM) RCA, BMG BVCM 37853 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
MOVLP1463 Mobb Deep The Infamous(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Blu) Music On Vinyl MOVLP1463 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
MOVLP1463 Mobb Deep The Infamous(2xLP, Album, RE, 180) Music On Vinyl MOVLP1463 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
ACM 1001 Mobb Deep The Infamous(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, 180) All City Music (3), RCA, Loud Records ACM 1001 US 2016 Sell This Version
MBDP-9601 MB-DP* The Infamous (Instrumental)(LP, Unofficial) Not On Label (Mobb Deep) MBDP-9601 US Unknown Sell This Version
07863-66480-1 Mobb Deep The Infamous(2xLP, Album, RE, RP) Loud Records 07863-66480-1 US Unknown Sell This Version
07863 66480 2 Mobb Deep The Infamous(CD, Album) Loud Records, RCA 07863 66480 2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version

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brydesantis

brydesantis

January 28, 2016
edited 12 days ago
referencing The Infamous, 2xLP, Album, RE, RP, 07863-66480-1

The sound quality on this release is very good and being as its my favorite album of all time it was a must have for my collection. However, couldn't they have put some effort into the artwork? Same with other Loud reissues like Raekwon's OBFCL. I still would like to add a pressing with the original artwork. Maybe asking too much but a picture vinyl with the group photo like the original CD with the orange and lue would be awesome!
jmetz

jmetz

January 5, 2016
referencing The Infamous, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Blu, MOVLP1463
Mine arent blue there kinda dark green blue
Oribaa

Oribaa

December 8, 2015
referencing The Infamous, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Blu, MOVLP1463

I really love MOV reissues. Sound quality, cover are exceptional and the vinyl in blue colour looks perfect.
Highly recommended!
GeejYork

GeejYork

September 12, 2015
referencing The Infamous, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Blu, MOVLP1463
Great album. MOV have done a great job - blue is an interesting choice but looks great.
blacklog

blacklog

August 18, 2015
edited 5 months ago
referencing The Infamous, 2xLP, Album, RE, RP, 07863-66480-1
MOV are doing a coloured blue and green reissue of this black will be out after. 1000 press
lyricalslonglost

lyricalslonglost

July 18, 2015
edited 6 months ago
referencing The Infamous, 2xLP, Album, RE, RP, 07863-66480-1
this is a review of mobb deep as people. the dudes are some bitches. they talk all that gun shit but I went to a show last year & them muthafuckas got security behind following them to the back room. I knock on the door asking for an autograph of this ^^^ my copy & some guy says its bad. presumably cuz Im not a chick. cant come down off the stage for fans? cant sign an autograph for a supporter? fuck mobb sleep. scary short soft ass little bitches.
dlgale1974

dlgale1974

July 13, 2015
referencing The Infamous, CD, Album, 66480-2

Definitely a classic for the genre, a fine example of mid 90's Hip-Hop, containing Mobb's most abiding tune "Shook Ones Pt. II". It's all pretty dark, with a more realistic, if not uplifting, message than many of their contemporaries, but not something that I can relate to or that I would chose to listen to nowadays. My highlight is actually "Give Up the Goods".
cottonmouthVII

cottonmouthVII

May 29, 2015
referencing The Infamous, 2xLP, Album, RE, RP, 07863-66480-1

Great press. A small amount of surface noise, but does not affect my listening at all. A must-have, classic album for all rap fans.

On the release date issue, I just tracked this thing down in April 2015, and my copy looks super fresh. Kinda hard to believe it's even as old as 2010, much less the 90's. Talking zero corner dings whatsoever, perfect shrink, no paper dust, and spotless discs. The stuff that I would really expect out of a 5+ year old album that made its way into my local store isn't there. I think this has been pressed multiple times. Just a guess, but also I've seen it come up on sites and sell out, only to reappear later a couple times in last 2 years.
maroko

maroko

May 24, 2015
referencing The Infamous, CD, Album, 66480-2
Though I will probably never listen to this album again, I just wanted to chime in and say that Shook Ones Pt. II still gets my vote for the grittiest, muddiest street life anthem ever.

Not the most lyrically sophisticated, not the best produced, not the most complex one, not the tightest, and not the funkiest one. Not the thuggish ruggish to the bone tune y'all wanna play when you in the mood for upping' your street cred, given you had any in the first place. The grittiest. True grit on raw wax.

This is pure grit right here. Granted, everyone has moved on ages ago and ventured into all sorts of stuff, but twenty years later and this is literary the soundtrack of night crawling assassins, with over sized raincoats, packing sawed-off shotguns under rainy, dimly lit street corners in Queensbridge... Or something like that. Like I would know. I'm from central Europe, yo!

However, this track is a gravel pit of teeth clenching pain. The members of Mobb Deep, if I remember correctly, were hardly twenty years old when this was recorded. Given that fact, this is raw enough that I'd almost believe they actually live every syllable they spit. Way more often than not, most of these cats were day dreaming. Maybe these two lads were as well, I could care less, 'cause even if they were, impersonation in hip hop has hardly ever gotten better.

Nas may have been more poetic. Jay-Z may have had the most expensive cigar. Onyx may have screamed a little louder. Big L (RIP and respect, though) may have bitten the bullet. Gnag Starr dropped all the knowledge. Jeru The Damaja threw darts at the fakers like no other. The "Wu" clan may have boasted unprecedented production vaults. Raeknow may have recorded that soundtrack to Scarface Giorgio Moroder never got around to recording. All of the above may be correct. It may as well be a bunch of turd. However, this remains as gritty as they come. True grit, I will say it again for you now:

G.R.I.T.