Sunday, April 6, 2014

THE NEW INFAMOUS MOBB DEEP ALBUM REVIEW


MOBB DEEP RELEASED THEIR NEW ALBUM CALLED "THE INFAMOUS MOBB DEEP".  THE GROUP IS CELEBRATING THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THEIR CLASSIC "INFAMOUS" ALBUM,  SO WITH THIS NEW ALBUM IT INCLUDES 17 NEW SONGS PLUS 14 UNRELEASED SONGS FROM THE STUDIO SESSIONS WHILE RECORDING THE "INFAMOUS" ALBUM.  BEFORE I GET INTO MY REVIEW OF THE ALBUM,  I JUST WILL LIKE LET YOU KNOW,  I'M A HARDCORE MOBB DEEP FAN BUT I DIDN'T LISTEN TO THIS NEW ALBUM WITH BIASED EARS.  I LISTENED TO THIS ALBUM AS A A&R THAT LOVES MUSIC.

THE ALBUM IS 17 SONGS DEEP,  I LIKE 12 SONGS OUT OF 17. IF I LIKE AT LEAST 9 SONGS ON A ALBUM THAT'S A GOOD ALBUM IN MY OPINION.  THE BEST THING ABOUT THIS NEW MOBB DEEP ALBUM IS THEY STUCK TO THEIR ORIGINAL RECIPE OF MAKING THE MOBB DEEP SOUND THAT HELPED THEM GAIN THEIR FANBASE.  IT'S A DARK ALBUM WITH DARK STREET TALES AND EXCELLENT PRODUCTION MAINLY FROM HAVOC.  I THOUGHT HAVOC WOULD BE HANDLING ALL THE PRODUCING ON THE ALBUM BUT HE HAS HELP FROM THE ALCHEMIST, ILLMIND, BOI-1DA, BEAT BUTCHA AND A FEW OTHERS.  I WAS SO HAPPY TO HEAR THE ALBUM AND THAT MOBB DEEP DIDN'T ADAPT  TO THIS PRESENT DAY SOUND IN HIP HOP WITH THEM TRAP BEATS.  THIS IS A TRUE HIP HOP ALBUM,  IT'S A THROWBACK ALBUM.  IT MAKES ME REMEMBER WHAT ALBUMS USED TO SOUND LIKE, HOT BEATS AND HOT RHYMES.  SOME OF THE FEATURED ARTISTS ON THE ALBUM ARE SNOOP, BUN B, NAS, THE LOX, FRENCH MONTANA, MACK WILDS, BUSTA RHYMES AND JUICY J.

MY 5 BEST SONGS I CAN'T STOP LISTENING TO ARE:

Say Something (Produced By Illmind)

Get Down f/ Snoop Dogg (Produced by Havoc)

All A Dream f/ The LOX (Produced By Ommas Keith)

Murdera (Produced By Illmind)

Waterboarding (Produced by Havoc)

NOW WHEN I HEARD THE "INFAMOUS SESSIONS" FROM 1994 I WENT CRAZY LISTENING TO THE ORIGINAL VERSION TO THEIR SONG "EYE FOR AN EYE" FT NAS, RAEKWON AND GHOSTFACE.  IT HAD A DIFFERENT BEAT AND DIFFERENT VERSES FROM EVERYONE EXCEPT NAS.  I THINK EVERY MOBB DEEP FAN WILL APPRECIATE HEARING THEM LOST SESSIONS FROM THE INFAMOUS RECORDING.  OVERALL THIS NEW MOBB DEEP ALBUM IS THE BEST ALBUM RELEASED SO FAR THIS YEAR, I CAN LISTEN TO THE ALBUM ALL THE WAY THRU AND IT IS DEFINITELY A CAR BANGER