Mobb Deep ‎– The Infamous

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1 The Start Of Your Ending (41st Side)
Mixed By – Tony SmaliosProducer, Mixed By – Mobb DeepRecorded By – Louis Alfred IIIWritten-By – A. Johnson*, K. Muchita*
4:24
2 [The Infamous Prelude] 2:12
3 Survival Of The Fittest
Mixed By – Tony SmaliosProducer, Mixed By – Mobb DeepRecorded By – Tim LathamWritten-By – A. Johnson*, K. Muchita*
3:43
4 Eye For A Eye (Your Beef Is Mines)
Featuring – Nas, RaekwonMixed By – Tony SmaliosProducer, Mixed By – Mobb DeepRecorded By – Tim LathamWritten-By – A. Johnson*, C. Woods*, K. Muchita*, N. Jones*
4:54
5 [Just Step Prelude] 1:06
6 Give Up The Goods (Just Step)
Featuring – Big NoydMixed By – Tony SmaliosProducer, Mixed By – The AbstractRecorded By – Tim LathamWritten-By – A. Johnson*, J. Davis*, K. Muchita*, M.W. Small JR*, T. Perry*
4:02
7 Temperature's Rising
Co-producer – Mobb DeepFeaturing – Crystal JohnsonMixed By – Tony SmaliosProducer, Mixed By – The AbstractRecorded By – Louis Alfred IIIWritten-By – A. Johnson*, F. Washington*, J. Davis*, K. Muchita*, P. Rushen*
5:00
8 Up North Trip
Mixed By – The Abstract, Tony SmaliosProducer – Mobb DeepRecorded By – Louis Alfred IIIWritten-By – A. Johnson*, K. Muchita*
4:58
9 Trife Life
Mixed By – The Abstract, Tony SmaliosProducer – Mobb DeepRecorded By – Dino Zerros*Written-By – A. Johnson*, K. Muchita*, M. Henderson*
5:19
10 Q.U. -- Hectic
Producer, Recorded By, Mixed By – Mobb DeepProgrammed By [Additional], Recorded By, Mixed By – Tony SmaliosWritten-By – A. Johnson*, K. Muchita*
4:55
11 Right Back At You
Co-producer – Schott FreeFeaturing – Big Noyd, Ghostface Killah, RaekwonMixed By – Tony SmaliosProducer, Mixed By – Mobb DeepRecorded By – Louis Alfred IIIWritten-By – A. Johnson*, C. Woods*, D. Coles*, K. Muchita*, T. Perry*
4:52
12 [The Grave Prelude] 0:30
13 Cradle To The Grave
Producer, Mixed By – Mobb DeepWritten-By – A. Johnson*, K. Muchita*
5:16
14 Drink Away The Pain (Situations)
Co-producer – Mobb DeepFeaturing – Q-TipProducer, Mixed By – The AbstractRecorded By – Tim LathamWritten-By – A. Johnson*, B. Maupin*, B. Summers*, D. Youman*, D. McKnight*, J. Davis*, K. Muchita*, M. Clark*, P. Jackson*, P. Potyen*
4:44
15 Shook Ones Pt. II
Producer, Mixed By – Mobb DeepRecorded By – Louis Alfred IIIWritten-By – A. Johnson*, K. Muchita*
5:24
16 Party Over
Co-producer – Matt LifeFeaturing – Big NoydProducer, Mixed By – Mobb DeepRecorded By – Louis Alfred IIIWritten-By – A. Johnson*, K. Muchita*, T. Perry*
5:40

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℗ & © 1995 BMG Music.
Manufactured and Distributed by BMG Music, New York, NY.
Printed in USA.

Mastered at Absolute Audio, NYC.

Managed for MAC Management.

Track 6 contains excerpts from "That's Alright With Me" by Ester Phillips courtesy of Sony Music Entertainmen.
Track 7 contains excerpts from the Patrice Rushen Recordings "Where There Is Love" courtesy of Elektra Entertainment by arrangement with Warner Special Products.
Track 9 contains excerpts from "You Are My Starship" performed by Norman Connors courtesy of Essex Entertainment.
Track 11 contains excerpts from the Les McCann recording "Benjamin" (Les McCann) courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp. by arrangement with Warner Special Products. Published by Irving Music (BMI).
Track 14 contains excerpts from "I Remember I Made You Cry" performed by The Headhunters courtesy of Arista Records. Used by Permission.

Nas appears courtesy of Columbia Records.
Q-Tip appears courtesy of Jive Records.

Loud Records gives special thanks to Courtenay "Soup" Henderson, Deborah Mannis-Gardner and Laurie Marks.

Track 1 recorded at Battery Studios, NYC.
Mixed at Unique Recording Studios, NYC.
Published by Careers-BMG Music Publishing, Inc./Albert Johnson, administered by Careers-BMG Music Publishing Inc. (BMI)/BMG Songs, Inc./Juvenile Hell Publishing, administered by BMG Songs, Inc. (ASCAP).
Track 3 recorded at Battery Studios, NYC.
Mixed at Unique Recording Studios, NYC.
Published by Careers-BMG Music Publishing, Inc./Albert Johnson, administered by Careers-BMG Music Publishing Inc. (BMI)/BMG Songs, Inc./Juvenile Hell Publishing, administered by BMG Songs, Inc. (ASCAP).
Track 4 recorded at Platinum Island Studios, NYC.
Mixed at Unique Recording Studios, NYC.
Published by Careers-BMG Music Publishing, Inc./Albert Johnson/Ramecca Music, administered by Careers-BMG Music Publishing Inc. (BMI)/BMG Songs, Inc./Juvenile Hell Publishing, administered by BMG Songs, Inc. (ASCAP)/Zomba Music Publishing (ASCAP).
Track 5 published by Published by Careers-BMG Music Publishing, Inc./Albert Johnson, administered by Careers-BMG Music Publishing Inc. (BMI).
Track 6 recorded and mixed at Platinum Island Studios, NYC.
Published by Careers-BMG Music Publishing, Inc./Albert Johnson, administered by Careers-BMG Music Publishing Inc. (BMI)/BMG Songs, Inc./Juvenile Hell Publishing, administered by BMG Songs, Inc. (ASCAP)/Jazz Merchant Music, amdinistered by Zomba Music Publishing/Pierphil Music (BMI).
Track 7 recorded at Platinum Island Studios, NYC.
Mixed at Unique Recording Studios, NYC.
Published by Careers-BMG Music Publishing, Inc./Albert Johnson, administered by Careers-BMG Music Publishing Inc. (BMI)/BMG Songs, Inc./Juvenile Hell Publishing, administered by BMG Songs, Inc. (ASCAP)/Jazz Merchant Music, amdinistered by Zomba Music Publishing/Baby Fingers Music/c/o Sylvia's Music Resources (ASCAP).
Track 8 recorded at Battery Studios, NYC.
Mixed at Platinum Island Studios, NYC.
Published by Careers-BMG Music Publishing, Inc./Albert Johnson, administered by Careers-BMG Music Publishing Inc. (BMI)/BMG Songs, Inc./Juvenile Hell Publishing, administered by BMG Songs, Inc. (ASCAP).
Track 9 recorded at Firehouse Studios, NYC.
Mixed at Unique Recording Studios, NYC.
Published by Careers-BMG Music Publishing, Inc./Albert Johnson, administered by Careers-BMG Music Publishing Inc. (BMI)/BMG Songs, Inc./Juvenile Hell Publishing, administered by BMG Songs, Inc. (ASCAP)/Electrocord Music (ASCAP).
Track 10 recorded and mixed at Unique Recording Studios, NYC.
Published by Careers-BMG Music Publishing, Inc./Albert Johnson, administered by Careers-BMG Music Publishing Inc. (BMI)/BMG Songs, Inc./Juvenile Hell Publishing, administered by BMG Songs, Inc. (ASCAP).
Track 11 recorded at Battery Studios, NYC.
Mixed at Unique Recording Studios, NYC.
Published by Careers-BMG Music Publishing, Inc./Albert Johnson/Ramecca Music, administered by Careers-BMG Music Publishing Inc. (BMI)/BMG Songs, Inc./Juvenile Hell Publishing, administered by BMG Songs, Inc. (ASCAP).
Track 13 recorded at Battery Studios, NYC.
Mixed at Unique Recording Studios, NYC.
Published by Careers-BMG Music Publishing, Inc./Albert Johnson, administered by Careers-BMG Music Publishing Inc. (BMI)/BMG Songs, Inc./Juvenile Hell Publishing, administered by BMG Songs, Inc. (ASCAP).
Track 14 recorded and mixed at Platinum Island Studios, NYC.
Published by Careers-BMG Music Publishing, Inc./Albert Johnson, administered by Careers-BMG Music Publishing Inc. (BMI)/BMG Songs, Inc./Juvenile Hell Publishing, administered by BMG Songs, Inc. (ASCAP)/Jazz Merchant Music, amdinistered by Zomba Music Publishing (BMI)/Cigum Music (BMI).
Track 15 recorded at Battery Studios, NYC.
Mixed at Unique Recording Studios, NYC.
Published by Careers-BMG Music Publishing, Inc./Albert Johnson, administered by Careers-BMG Music Publishing Inc. (BMI)/BMG Songs, Inc./Juvenile Hell Publishing, administered by BMG Songs, Inc. (ASCAP).
Track 16 recorded at Battery Studios, NYC.
Mixed at Unique Recording Studios, NYC.
Published by Careers-BMG Music Publishing, Inc./Albert Johnson, administered by Careers-BMG Music Publishing Inc. (BMI)/BMG Songs, Inc./Juvenile Hell Publishing, administered by BMG Songs, Inc. (ASCAP).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 0 7863-66480-2 6
  • Barcode (Scanned): 078636648026
  • Matrix / Runout: DISC MFG., INC. (H4) W.O. 103105-2 07863664802

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
07863 66480-1 Mobb Deep The Infamous(2xLP, Album) Loud Records, RCA 07863 66480-1 US 1995 Sell This Version
MOVLP1463 Mobb Deep The Infamous(2xLP, Album, RE, 180) RCA, Sony Music, Loud Records, Music On Vinyl MOVLP1463 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
66480-2 Mobb Deep The Infamous(CD, Album, Club) Loud Records 66480-2 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, Loud Records, Sony Music, RCA MOVLP1463 Europe 2015 Sell This Version

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bamnmoe

bamnmoe

October 12, 2018
Easily one of the best albums of any genre of all time.
Lux1991

Lux1991

June 20, 2017
R.I.P. PRODIGY. . . . . . . . .
jmetz

jmetz

August 16, 2015
edited over 3 years ago
dlgale1974

dlgale1974

July 13, 2015

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".
maroko

maroko

May 24, 2015
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.
thezovietdada

thezovietdada

May 30, 2008
Of all the gritty SP-1200 laden early 90s NYC hiphop masterpiece albums (you know them, anything RZA touched, Nas, etc.) no production feels as fresh in my mind as The Infamous. I mean this album is unbelievably dark and dirty. Every sample seems buried under layers and layers of record hiss, rain and fog. It's so hardboiled, urban, deep and atmospheric, that I would doubt that modern dubstep producers like Burial and Vex'd aren't huge fans. Havoc & Prodigy's rhymes have a deadpan, stone cold but wavering delivery that carries the the straightforward beats along, but they never get old or samey. Being a sound art junky the moments that hit me the most on this album are the more noisy/ sound effect-like, in specific the sample of a humming streetlamp (yeah!) in "Party's Over." A kind of ambient sense not seen in many other (true, street, and un-pretentious) hiphop productions. The best part is that it feels (of course) real and not inserted for the sake of the experimentation of some bloody college students.