Over the years, we have accomplished many feats in the hip hop community. Certain artists helped mold and inspire the music that helped craft some of today’s biggest names.
This “Today in History” is dedicated to Mobb Deep. Today, in 1995, Mobb Deep released their sophomore CD titled “The Infamous”.
XXL Mag writes:
“1995: Mobb Deep releases its seminal sophomore album The Infamous. Prior to the album’s release, Mobb Deep was signed to 4th & B’way Records, through which they released their debut album Juvenile Hell. Despite contributions from the likes of DJ Premier and Large Professor, the album proved to be a critical and commercial failure, causing 4th & B’way to drop the QB duo. However, after striking gold with the Wu-Tang Clan, Loud Records decided to sign the M-O-B-B in late ’93. Prodigy and Havoc began recording their next project in 1994, this time opting to self-produce the majority of the LP. Upon its release the following year, The Infamous quickly became a commercial and critical success, peaking at #15 on the Billboard 200 chart and eventually earning Gold certification from the RIAA“.