Produced by: Mobb Deep
Prodigy: “That shit right there, that was a rhyme that Noyd used to kick in the projects everyday to niggas. That was his favorite rhyme. He’d be outside selling his little drugs hustling and we’d be outside chilling like, ‘Noyd, kick that shit son.’ He’d spit that shit that had the whole block going crazy.
“So when we were in the studio making the album we decided to make a skit out of that. He dropped his shit and I just wrote a little something to go right behind it. Noyd wasn’t really serious about rapping.
"He just wanted to sell drugs because he was making money. He didn’t really take it serious, because he didn’t really know how serious it was. It was hard getting him to do it at first, but we finally convinced him and he seen the light after a while.”
Havoc: “That was another time when I wasn’t there. See, P just started taking advantage of when I wasn’t there and started doing shit totally unscripted. But there was a beauty to it. That’s where we got our balance from because if I would have been there, I would have been sticking to some kinda script. P, he goes away from the script.
"To this day that’s why I respect P because soon as I think that he’s doing something wrong, I step back and say, ‘Wait a minute. He might be right.’ He does a lot of shit that’s not scripted. There’s no rules to it, P knows that, and he uses that well.”
TaJuan “Big Noyd” Perry: “If you look at the back of The Infamous album, you’ll see all the fellas there, but I’m not there. I missed that photo shoot because I had court that morning. That whole ‘Three different cases in three different places’ was because I was literally going back and forth to court.
"I didn’t actually have three cases. I had one case that was a felony drug case and when I went to court and the judge saw my record, saw that I had gotten caught on a couple of bullshit misdemeanors and said, ‘I see you have two different charges even though two of those are misdemeanors, but you’re a good kid’ When they let me go, I came home and it was studio time and I just put it down on wax.”
Schott Free (Executive Producer and A&R for Loud Records): “Havoc would surrender to P in terms of whatever it was conceptually. It’s very rare that Havoc would spark a concept. He sparked the portrait, supplied the canvas, but it was more or less on P conceptually.
"P would tell Havoc in his ear where he was trying to go and he might have a little something that Hav would finish off. It would always be about waiting for P to whisper the first couple of bars of whatever he was gonna spit in Hav’s ear. Hav smiling and nodding his head, and then Prodigy walking in the booth and shocking the shit out of everybody.”