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Mobb Deep is a hip-pop duo consisting of American rappers 'Prodigy' and 'Havoc', active from 1992. The duo debuted In 1993 with the album ' Juvenile Hell ', but in particular the 2nd album ' The Infamous ' was their big breakthrough. Although the large commercial success often failed, the rappers were popular in the ' Underground scene ' of New York. The duo became involved in 1995 in the ' beef ' between the East and the Westcoast of America. Mobb Deep are 50 Cents from 2005 signed to G-Unit Records, and released in 2007 their first album, G-Unit Records-' Blood Money '. In 2006, Prodigy along with The Alchemist motorway, after which the police arrested for weapons found in their car. This was the third time for Prodigy (in the us at the third time one gets in some States a misdemeanor, a felony, an extremely high punishment), and this had to start in early 2008 to a prison sentence of 3.5 years.


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Havoc and Prodigy started rhyming in the late 1980s, when they met on the High School of Art and Design in New York. Havoc took the role of producer, Prodigy was the primary rapper, the main rapper. After first tried to have Originally named ' The Profits ', they changed their name to "Mobb Deep" because that name had more connection with the streets came from. When they were both 18, they released their debut album Juvenile Hell ', but the album flopped, although a few tracks on the album have aroused attention.


Two years later the duo tried again with The album ' The Infamous '. This was one of the most influential albums in the history of the Eastcoast albums. Although the album still no real commercial success (# 18 in theBillboard 200), was ' The Infamous ' immensely popular on the streets of New York, just like the single Shook Ones Pt. 2. Also the productions of Havoc attracted the attention, because of the hard and direct beats that Havoc on almost every track of the album.

Their 3rd album Hell On Earth was also a success, this time with more commercial success (# 6 in the Billboard 200, and thereby became the hip-hop duo pushed forward more in the Eastcoast hip-hop scene, nearThe Notorious b.i.g.Wu-Tang ClanNas and Jay-Z.

In 1999, they released the highly anticipated Murda Muzik album. Because of the 30 tracks that leaked in advance, and postponement of the album time after time, got a lot of attention in the media, Murda Muzik in the Billboard 200 making it debuted on 3 reached the Platinum status and fast. The popular single ' Quiet Storm ' caused attention.

H.N.I.C. was the solo debut of ProdigyMurda Muzik, which soon after came out. In addition to Havoc, The Alchemist and Just Blaze also produced tracks for the album.

Prodigy vs. Jay-Z[Edit][]

Murda Muzik Prodigy after got beef with Jay-Z. Prodigy felt attacked by a number of sentences on Jay-z's tracks. In 2001 brought Jay-Z the track ' Takeover ', which this time clear direction Prodigy was addressed. On the album ' Infamy ', the track ' Burn ', an answer from Prodigy on Jay-Z. The album sold poorly, according to music critics due to the more commercially-oriented productions of Havoc, something the old Mobb Deep fans couldn't appreciate it. In addition, it was the beef with Jay-Z gangster'-bad for the ' image of the rap duo. The rappers would have lost their credibility.

Jive Records[Edit][]

In 2004 he signed to Jive, and Mobb Deep Amerikaz Nightmare ' released ' from. The album flopped and Mobb Deep seemed to be his old fans lost.

G-Unit Records[Edit][]

In 2005 appeared to start a fresh start again for the duo, when she stated that she had signed with G-Unit Records, the label of rapper 50 Centbroke through in 2002. The deal was a surprise to many, since 50 Cent in the track ' Piggy Bank ' had done a seemingly negative remark in front of Mobb Deep ("Jada, don't fuck with me, if you want to eat; Cuz I'll do ya lil ' ass like Jay did Mobb Deep "), a warning for Jadakiss that 50 will break him just as hard as Jay-Z at the time with Mobb Deep did. However, 50 Cent stated to be a big fan of the duo, and had additionally during 2004 and 2005 productions of Havoc used for some G-Unit Recordsalbums. At the end of 2005, 50 Cent Outta Controlremix of the track, and brought it out as her fourth single from 50 Cents album The Massacre, as promotion for Mobb Deep. This track was Mobb Deeps first and so far only international hit (Mobb Deep had never gotten worldwide attention, even in the time of ' The Infamous ' and Murda Muzik), and put Mobb Deep back into the attention in the hip-hop world.

Blood Money[Edit][]

On 2 May 2006, they released the G-Unit Records debut album, called ' Blood Money '. The album sold much better than their last albums, probably due to their old fans that the deal with G-Unit Records as a return, and saw a number of 50 Cent and G-Unit-fans who had their eyes on Mobb Deep focused automatically. The album debuted at 3 in the Billboard 200.


In 2006, Prodigy arrested along with The Alchemist due to motorway. Weapons were found In the car, which was the famous Prodigy third time for illegal gun possession (in us may the third time a crime result in an extremely high penalty). Prodigy was sentenced for a prison sentence of 15 years, but got the chance to reduce the penalty to 3.5 years if he would confess that he had weapons in the car deliberately lying (the rapper claimed at first that he did not know that the weapons in the car layers). The rapper consented, well-known, and was sentenced for a prison sentence of 3.5 years. Prodigy would have to start on January 9, 2008 at the prison, but was admitted to hospital on the same day, where he had to stay 30 days. Prodigy had to be actually on 13 February for 3.5 years saying goodbye to his freedom.



  • 1993: Juvenile Hell
  • 1995: The Infamous
  • 1996: Hell on Earth
  • 1999: Murda Muzik
  • 2001: Infamy
  • 2004: Amerikaz Nightmare
  • 2006: Blood Money
  • 2009: The Safe Is Cracked

Solo albums[Edit][]

  • 2000: Prodigy - H.N.I.C.
  • 2007: Prodigy - Return Of The Mac
  • 2007: Havoc- The Kush
  • 2008 Prodigy - H.N.I.C. 2 :


Juvenile Hell

  • Peer Pressure
  • "Hit It From The Back '

The Infamous

  • "Shook Ones Pt. II"
  • Survival Of The Fittest
  • Temperature's ' Rising '

Hell On Earth

  • "Drop A Gem On ' Em '
  • "Front Lines (Hell On Earth)"
  • "G.o.d. Pt. II '

Murda Muzik

  • ' Quiet Storm '
  • ' It's Mine '
  • ' U.S.A. '


  • ' Burn '
  • "Hey Luv (Anything)"
  • ' Get Away '
  • ' Pray For Me '

Free Agents: The Murda Mix Tape

  • ' Solidified '
  • ' The Illest '
  • ' Double Shots '

Amerikaz Nightmare

  • "Got It Twisted"
  • "Real Gangstaz"
  • ' Throw Your Hands (In The Air)
  • ' Win Or Lose '

Blood Money

  • ' Have A Party '
  • ' Put 'em In Their Place
  • ' Give It To Me '