Support Independent journalism. It turns out that Hollywood When executives look at their phones during your pitch Prodigy, whose gravelly monotone helped make Mobb Deep one of the iconic hip-hop duos of the s, died Tuesday in Las Vegas at the age of
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The duo has appeared on records that have sold over 40 million copies. Hailing from the Queensbridge neighborhood of NYC, Havoc and Prodigy have been responsible for delivering some of the most popular and forever current anthems in rap music. Mobb Deep Facebook. From their catalog filled with classics and Hip Hop anthems, we have selected 15 of their very best and most celebrated songs. Are your personal favorites not in this selection? Not to worry — share your thoughts in the comments!
The duo disbanded in but reunited in In , Havoc and Prodigy originally went by the name "Poetical Prophets" and began making a demo tape. The group saw its first major success with their second album, The Infamous , released in Mobb Deep catapulted to the top of the hardcore hip hop scene through Havoc and Prodigy's straightforward narration of street life. Following the release of The Infamous The production of this album was very dark and sample-based thanks to Havoc, who produced the beats from this point forward, although Q-Tip also contributed to the production and mixing. Mobb Deep's third album, Hell on Earth was released in debuting at number six on the Billboard Album Chart ; the album continued the duo's portrayal of harsh street life while further pushing them to the forefront of Hip Hop scene along with contemporary East Coast Rappers like The Notorious B.