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How Nas’ Success Inspired Mobb Deep to Make a Genre-Defining Classic With ‘The Infamous…’

To fully understand Mobb Deep’s The Infamous… — one of the greatest albums ever recorded — you need to understand two albums that came prior. The first is Mobb Deep’s debut Juvenile Hell. Even though they were only 18 at the time, the album’s release concluded what was already a long journey for the two MCs. Prodigy, who was from Hempstead, Long Island, and Havoc, who lived in Queensbridge Houses, met at the High School of Art and Design in Manhatten a couple of years prior…

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