Mobb Deep's Prodigy speaks from the studio about the origins of Havoc's haunting, wobbly hooks, sampling jazz records inherited from the legendary Budd Johnson, and finessing the MC skills that made The Infamous a classic.
The Infamous Queens-HipHop.com Rating System
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Monday, August 29, 2011
(Video) Prodigy [ @ProdigyMobbDeep ] talks about his legacy in Hip Hop + GREATEST RAP GROUPS AND RAPPERS
Via @rideordietv. PRODIGY FROM MOBB DEEP STOPS BY CAFE LIVE TO SPEAK WITH COACH PR AND REE WILLIAMS ABOUT HIS PLACE IN HIPHOP, WHO HE FEELS ARE THE GREATEST RAP GROUPS AND RAPPERS, AND ALSO SPEAKS ON HIS MOTIVES BEHIND HIS BOOK AS WELL AS THE ROCK THE BELLS TOUR.
New to the Hip-Hop scene, Bas makes his entrance with the visual for "Legendary" off his debut project "Quarter Water Raised Me". Filmed in New York City, the "Legendary" video takes viewers on a journey from Queens to Manhattan while providing some insight into the meaning of 'Quarter Water Raised Me'.
Creative direction for "Legendary", provided by Skyline Society. Video directed and conceived by Beyond Belief and Patrick Delisser (Deli Fresh Films).
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
(Video) Erick Sermon [ @iAmErickSermon ] ft. Rick Ross [ @rickyrozay ] - ''Ain't Me'' (Dir. by @allaccessdvd )
Friday, August 19, 2011
Via http://www.power1051fm.com. This is one of the best interviews I've heard in a longtime. Nore is a natural born entertainer & all around one of the most genuine people in the industry, what you see is what you get with Noreaga. In this interview Nore discusses Prodigy's infamous interview with the Breakfast Club back in April, the CNN break up and his issues with Capone, Pharell, Nas & much more!!! You definitely want to peep this one.
(Video) PRODIGY [ @ProdigyMobbDeep ] Interview on NY Power 105.1's Breakfast Club
(Instant Replay/Video + DL) @Noreaga ft. @CoryGunz - ''Slime Father'' (Pd. by @AlanTheChemist )
(Video) N.O.R.E. [ @Noreaga ] ft. Pharell - ''Like The Way''
(Video) N.O.R.E. [ @Noreaga ] - ''I Understand''
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Via: http://antisellout.com/. Cormega talks about the advantages of working with legendary Queens producer Large Professor.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
In an interview ahead of Rock the Bells, where Nas is set to perform Illmatic in full, he talks about the making of the classic album.
He recalls getting the beat for "One Love" from Q-Tip, and says all his shout-outs weren't to anyone famous -- just his crew.
"The things I was saying was talking about them, was talking to them," Nas said. - Via: http://www.nbcnewyork.com.
Off Troy Ave's Bricks In My Backpack 2: Powder To The People available August 30th. Illuminati P whattup!! lol...
(Audio) TROY AVE [ @TroyAve ] ft. Prodigy [ @PRODIGYMOBBDEEP ] - ''Dirty Martini''
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
G.O.D. Part III from Infamous Mobb / Interview. MEDICINE MAN COMING SOON.
(Cypher Commission) Queensbridge cypher on 12th st. featuring Godfather Pt. 3 (IM3) [Video]
(Video) GODFATHER PT. 3 (Infamous Mobb) - ''SMOKERS PARADISE''
(Video) LIVE FROM QB WITH: Ty Nitty , Grand Wiz, G3 , Uptown & Vinny Thunn
(Video) INFAMOUS MOBB RECORDING SESSION (NEW IM3 ALBUM COMING SOON)
(Video) BIG TWINS - ''What's Going On'' Trailer + In Studio Footage
(Video) GODFATHER PT. 3 (Infamous Mobb) Interview [FiLMED By @KROOK600 ]
The artist formerly known as Vic Damone....
From the 1st installment of M.usic O.nly N.eeds E.ars...
mixtape available for download: http://www.datpiff.com/MONE-Music-Only-Needs-Ears-mixtape.144802.html
Titled "ANGELS" on Mixtape.
DOWNLOAD MUSIC BY MEYHEM LAUREN ON ITUNES http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/self-induced-illness/id419161195
Artist: Meyhem Lauren
Track: "Presidential MC's"
Album: Clarified Butter
Track Produced by: RZA
Video Edited by: Pierre Guillet
Check out more music and videos at: http://www.meyhemlauren.com
Another banger off that Clarified Butter Mixtape. OUTDOORSMEN ALL DAY EVERYDAY
Monday, August 15, 2011
Had to bring this one back. "I got famous and I shot niggaz after that/ then I caught a case and I shot niggaz after that!!!" Let's go Lefrak!!! New music video from N.O.R.E. entitled "Slime Father," produced by The Alchemist, featuring Cory Gunz and exclusively premiered at redbullusa.com. The track is from N.O.R.E.'s album "S.U.P.E.R.T.H.U.G.".
(Artist Spotlight/Audio) @CAMILIANO - ''Brain Trust'' (Pd. by @LaborDeptMusic & Art by @REALMIAMIKAOS1 )
Put your thinking caps on. Camiliano's new mixtape entitled No Days Off coming soon. #Corona #Queens.
Tre Seven are back in the lab cheffin' up some marvelous shit. Here's the introduction to their weekly webisode series ft. production by @SPKilla & vocals by yours truly @QueensHipHop. This weekly series will lead up to their next release entitled "D.B.D. (Death B4 Dishonor)". If you ain't up on Tre Sev yet click here & do your research.
(Audio) @IAmCashBilz ft. @TheRealHavoc & @NYCEDAFUTURENYC - ''3 The Hard Way'' (Pd. by @TheRealHavoc )
Sunday, August 14, 2011
UPDATE: Friday 1:24am
Added the video at the very bottom of Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks addressing this situation. I think he makes some great points, including one that I forgot to include in my original piece.
Harvey makes comments about West and Smiley and how they are bitter for them not being invited to the White House, and says that they are simply upset at being snubbed.
However, as Cenk points out, if you are progressive and don't support the President 100%, then you get left out in the cold, no matter how much you supported and campaigned for him, as did Cornel West.
Yet Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity and other right wingers who continue to shit on him every day gets to come in there all the time. And as I mentioned, Harvey, who is a big supporter of the President no matter what, got an invite to the Birthday celebration as well.
So apparently Steve Harvey took issue with Cornel West and Tavis Smiley's criticisms of President Obama recently as they have been promoting their "Poverty Tour: A Call to Conscience".
On his radio show, Harvey went in pretty hard at West and Smiley over the criticism that they have leveled against this administration, and how the low/middle income Americans are getting screwed while the rich keep on getting richer, often at the expense of said low/middle income Americans.
So rather than attack them on the merits, and perhaps explain how and why they may or may not be wrong, Harvey does the tried and true attack method of simply criticizing the messenger. Rather than counter anything that West and Smiley have said, he throws out suggestions that they are simply bitter of alleged personal issues that they may have with the President, and threw out some accusations by way of asking "how are they paying for these buses?", and pretty much saying that the two were simply on their "Poverty Tour." to make money, not to actually help.
He made these comments and added that poverty was nothing new, and why did these guys not have a poverty tour BEFORE Obama came into office.
Now while I disagree with the vast majority of how Harvey went about this, there is one thing I kind of agree with him on, however I think he makes their point for him when he does say this. That is his comment saying that West and Smiley seem to take issue with Obama's not doing more for the African American community, by saying "He's the President of the United States, not the President of the Hood", and pointed out that he's elected to look out for everyone, not just one demographic.
If he were honestly looking out for everyone in the country equally, then he would be looking out for the lower/middle class, and that's just not happening. Instead, he's doing everything in his power to do whatever the Republicans ask him.
Harvey mentioned something about paying attention to what Obama campaigned on, as if that was his silver bullet against Smiley and West wanting him to suddenly do everything for African Americans. However, if Harvey really wants to go there, I don't think that's the best argument to make.
For starters, Obama campaigned on "Change." Specifically changing the fundamental ways that Washington worked. He used the famous line, "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result" to signify that he was going to step in and fight against the Status Quo.
Yet once in office he surrounded himself with all the same people from Washington. He has put people in positions of power who helped put us in this economic mess that we are in. He has done very little for the lower income brackets, and has done virtually everything for those in the upper income brackets.
He campaigned that he would get rid of the Bush Tax Cuts that benefit only the richest 2%. Instead he barely put up a fight against renewing them, and then extended them. So tell me, Steve Harvey, where are Cornel West and Tavis Smiley wrong in their statements?
Jesus spoke of caring for the less fortunate. He said, quite famously, what you do for the least of His people, it will be the same as if you had done it to Him. The New Testament is full of messages of helping the less fortunate, the sick, the meek, the tired, the disabled, those that today many so-called Christians would spit on and step over on their way to a latte.
And I wonder whether or not Steve Harvey believes that this is not a big problem, or that it's being exaggerated by people like West and Smiley.
The thing I took issue the most with is Harvey suggesting that Obama was doing a good job, and seeming to say that West and Smiley were trying to take him down, labeling them as "Uncle Toms" in the process. And I'm sure he honestly believes that. However it might be a bit easier to not question his intentions and integrity, if it wasn't for the fact that he himself was invited to Obama's recent birthday celebration at The White House.
So he's clearly a supporter of the President, and that's fine. I was a supporter, I voted for him, and for awhile I stuck with him until it became evident that he wasn't representing me or anyone I know. And Harvey is someone who has a lot of money and I'm sure that the President's policies have helped Harvey out a lot more than they've helped out anyone who lives in my neighborhood.
So it makes sense that he would support the President. However, when you go about attacking someone not for the merits of what they said, but instead you smear them with innuendo and accusations of fraud and misrepresenting themselves, then you run the risk of being called out and having your own motives questioned.
I thought it was interesting that he would go after these two for allegedly being "Uncle Toms", if only because I've actually heard way more people refer to Harvey in that term than I've ever heard anyone say about Smiley and West. I'm not saying Harvey is, as that's not my call.
I think he should be more genuine though, which is a major problem that I've had with Harvey for years now. He comes off as very non-genuine. He comes off as too slick and fake to me, much like some of these televangelists.
I could be wrong, and if I am then I apologize. However I don't think I am on this one. It's sad to me that Harvey would try to gather attention this way and get his name in the news cycle by attacking two men who are trying to make a difference and get attention for those who often do not have a voice of their own in a petty and reckless way, simply to defend the President.
But as I said, perhaps Harvey is simply protecting his own interests here. It's not like poor people are buying his expensive suits or going to his sold out shows, right?
Saturday, August 13, 2011
(Artist Spotlight/Video) Sese [ @SeseSeason ] - ''Ima Boss '' (Dir by @gdotsolo #YFRWN2 this #Tuesday )
Sese keeps us busy. #YFRWN2 available this #Tuesday.
Sese - Im A Boss
Dir by @Gdotsolo
#YFRWN2 Mixtape August 16th
Recorded & Mixed By Rabby for One Ink Studios
(Artist Spotlight/Video) Sese [ @SeseSeason ] - ''Liquid N.E.S'' (Pd. by @2oolman )
(Artist Spotlight/Video) Sese [ @SeseSeason ] - ''Yonkers'' Freestyle
(Artist Spotlight/Video) Sese [ @SeseSeason ] - ''What A World'' (Dir. by @GDotSolo )
(Artist Spotlight/Audio) Sese ( @SeseSeason ) - ''Liquid N.E.S.'' (Prod. by @2oolman )
(Artist Spotlight/Video) Sese [ @SeseSeason ] - ''YFRWN'' (Prod by Vokab & Goldentone)
(Artist Spotlight/Video) Sese ( @SeseSeason ) - "Everything's A Go" Freestyle
(Artist Spotlight/Video) Sese ( @SeseSeason ) - "Willy Wonka" Freestyle
The Next 48 Hours with Prodigy is an original 3 part web series that goes behind the scenes during the book release week of Mobb Deep's Prodigy "My Infamous Life". Lots of dope music playing in the background, looking forward to the new album.An original Jump Off TV & AllHipHop.com production.
(Video) Gab Gotcha [ @GabGotcha ] ft. Eriah & BraccoBrax - ''Swiss Army Knives'' (Dir. by @Scarboro78 )
"Swiss Army Knives" by Wu Music Group artist Gab Gotcha featuring Swiss MC's Eriah & BraccoBrax from Geneva, Switzerland, off the new album by Gab Gotcha, "El Otro Lado". Shouts to my homie Scarboro, this is his directorial debut. You can follow him @Scarboro78.
Download Gab Gotcha's latest project "El Otro Lado" below. "El Otro Lado" translates into "The Other Side", Gab delivers a new project showcasing his latin roots.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
(Artist Spotlight/Video) @Kliffnotez ft. @NYCEDAFUTURENYC - ''Bustin Traps''(Dir. by @CARTELFILMCEO )
This joint is tough....like that beat....shouts to @CartelFilmCEO.
Just when you thought it was a lost art.....this joint is official....
iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/still-on-the-hustle-single/id432116023 www.fatbeats.com CD: http://tinyurl.com/3thxvqw LP: http://tinyurl.com/3es56tl
New Neek the Exotic and Large Professor video for "Guess Who", off their Fat Beats Records collabo "Still on the Hustle".
Neek The Exotic & Large Professor | Guess Who | Directors: Donald Robinson Cole for SMP and Olise Forel for Moving Silence | Fat Beats Records
(Video) J-Love [ @JLOVETHEKING ] ft. Large Professor [ @PLargePro ] - ''Trust Fund Children''
(Producer Spotlight/Video) Large Professor [ @PLargePro ] - Mini-Documentary/Interview (Beat Life Edition)
(Video) Neek The Exotic [ @NeekTheExotic ] & Large Professor [ @PLargePro ] - ''Still On The Hustle''
(Video) Large Professor @PLARGEPRO Live Performance @TAMMANYHALLNY
Friday, August 5, 2011
(Artist Spotlight/Audio) @BornIMusic ft. Mobb Deep [ @ProdigyMobbDeep & @TheRealHavoc ] - ''LIMELIGHT'' (Pd. by @DJ_JSCRILLA )
Via http://www.heydayfootwear.com. It was just six months ago that Born I Music rapped that he had "old Mobb Deep in his ipod shuffle" in his groundbreaking All I Want is You Freestyle. As fate would have it, 6 months later, the world has both Born and Mobb Deep together in the scorching new single Limelight. Produced by DC's J-Scrilla, Limelight's heavy drums and cinematic samples let Born, Havoc and Prodigy remain true to form, trading crazy, heavy, bars over Scrilla's paranoid, hypnotic production. "Limelight" serves as the lead single for Heyday Footwear's "Heyday Mixtape" (it was the Mixtape's co-exec producer Jules Renae who brought Born & Mobb Deep together, clearly a wise choice!).
This was one of my favorite Sese songs when he sent it over back in February & now he blesses us with the visual. We don't post garbage on Queens-HipHop.com, do yourself a favor and check the kid out.
Sese - Liquid N.E.S (prod by 2oolman)
YFRWN2 August 16th!
Dir by @GDotSolo
Twitter @SeseSeason @2oolman
Download "Your Favorite Rappers Worst Nightmare"
Thursday, August 4, 2011
"Nuclear Winter represents many things. It represents dark times in our lives, it represents the state of NY hip hop & how I feel about it, & it represents my blueprint on how I think the music should be done going forward into the future. This is my manifesto to all the people that doubted me & the kryptonite to all selfishness. It's a journey from darkness into light, & from bondage & the huge amounts of weight on our shoulders to breaking free and regaining our freedom. Nuclear Winter we're coming to take shine....." - Willie Maze
The Generals consist of emcees Willie Maze & Dime.
Released 17 July 2012 Art & Direction: Willie Maze
For Booking & Info Contact: Williemaze@gmail.com
All Songs Recorded & Mixed by SPKilla Muzik
Cover Artwork: Miami Kaos