Tuesday, 14 August 2012

The High Profile Demise of Mobb Deep

The High Profile Demise of Mobb Deep has been played out on Shock Jock Hip-Hop Radio shows, youtube channels and  blogs for quite some time now. Both members of Mobb Deep have been facing personal issues, alleged Alcoholism, Prison Time, Label woes, Solo venture competition, "Hacked Twitter Accounts", Rumours, Denials and more. 

Prodigy & Havoc came together as the group Mobb Deep started while students at LaGuardia High School for Preforming Arts in the early 90's and released their 1st album Juvenile Hell much of which was produced by DJ Premier and Large Professor. Their second Album The Infamous became a East Coast Classic, at a time when West Coast Rap was on top, embroiling them in the middle of the media fuelled so-called "East Coast/West Coast Beef". 

Mobb Deep, Capone-N-Noreaga & Tragedy Khadafi - LA LA (Kuwait Mix)

They featured as guests on Marley Marl's remix of Capone-N-Noreaga's  - LA LA (Kuwait Mix) alongside legendary Queensbridge MC - Tragedy Khadafi, which was one of the most serious West Coast diss records of that period. 

Mobb Deep ft. Cormega - Let Nothin Die [Unreleased]

Since 1993 they have released 7 albums, with strong production by some of the best beatsmiths Premier, Pete Rock, Alchemist and more, and collaborated with some of Hip-Hop's best. As successful artists in their own rights; Havoc as a producer for many of Hip-Hop greats; Method ManEminemNasFoxy BrownOnyxO.G.C.The Notorious B.I.G.JadakissStyles PGameDiddyLL Cool JBig NoydTermanologyCapone-N-Noreaga, Prodigy's solo work and Mobb Deep; and Prodigy releasing his 3 part H.N.I.C. series. 

Comedy Mobb Deep "Blood Money" cover from http://nahright.com/news/2006/05/02/blood-money-in-stores-today

In 2005 Mobb Deep signed to 50 Cent's G-Unit records despite the fact that 50 Cent dissed them on "Piggy Bank", many die-hard Mobb fans were critical of the move, although in late 2009, Mobb Deep were released from their contract. It was during this period that Prodigy became a regular on hood youtube video channels, out spokenly critical of many rappers, and created beef for the group. Prodigy was arrested on a Gun Charge and asserted that the "Hip-Hop Police" had offered a deal if he would set up 50 Cent, which he allegedly refused. 

In the months leading up to his Prison term, he released some of his best music, putting him in a league with modern Political MC's like Immortal Technique, and while in Prison, he released Phone Time (Welcome To State Prison), and a 5 page letter accusing Jay-Z of being an Illuminati Puppet, and showed his support for Afrika Bambaataa and Incarcerated Religious Leader Dr. Malachi Z York.

During his Prison stretch, Prodigy wrote his now "Infamous" book My Infamous Life: The Autobiography of Mobb Deep's Prodigy, where he discusses events in his life. While revealing his life story, he has been widely accused of "Dry Snitching" on many Queensbridge and Hip-Hop artists, and the release saw a slew of back and fourths between Prodigy and Queens Rappers and Crime figures. All of this may have proved fatal to the Mobb Deep relationship, as Havoc is noticeably not openly involved in the over hyped tit for tat media circus.

Recently the Hip-Hop Radio Shock Jocks have been having a feeding frenzy over rumours of a very personal Mobb split, much of which features in the videos below. We at The Kool Skool do not get joy over this situation, and will not add to it. Unfortunately, it seems that "the Rap Industry" is more focused on fuelling Rap Beefs and Gossip, than celebrating what this industry is actually about - Music. All there is to be said is that Mobb Deep are a legendary Group, and like Groups, they fall out, and all you can do is hope they can sort out their differences, or wish them luck on their respective solo careers, and celebrate almost 20 years of dope music.

Havoc - Separated (Real From The Fake)

In this second clip from his sit-down with AllHipHop, Havoc speaks on the shots he took at P on “Same Shit, Different Day”, the allegations about P made by his cousin Ferg Brim and the decline of his relationship with his longtime partner.

Prodigy Denies Mobb Deep Rumours

Prodigy Responds To Capone, Speaks About New Book, Nas, N.O.R.E. and more

Havoc vs Prodigy BEEF -- Havoc DENIES Tweets and Audio Dissing Prodigy!


Nore Speaks On Beef with Prodigy and split with Capone

Capone Goes Into Detail Of What Really Happened At Havoc's Brother's Trial. He Says By Taking The Stand He Saved Killa Black From Going To Jail. And Asks Why Prodigy Never Said Anything Face To Face To Him About Being A Snitch. (Interview By Doggie Diamonds)

Mobb Deep - Peer Pressure (Large Professor Remix) what we remember them for

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