Mobb Deep Speaks on the Making of 'The Infamous,' Art, Life and Death, and Hip-Hop in Queensbridge

Sure, you've heard Mobb Deep's The Infamous, and you might be familiar with the stories of Prodigy and Havoc, but you've probably never seen them like this. The guys sit down with The Red Bull Music Academy for a personal, in-depth discussion that revolves around their classic album and touches on almost every other aspect of their lives along the way. They talk murder, prison, Queensbridge, art, and their state of mind during the making of that game-changing album.

Few have shaped modern-day rap aesthetics like these two childhood friends from Queensbridge. With their unique blend of sinister, cinematographic street tales and intense, minimalistic production, Havoc and Prodigy became almost synonymous with East Coast street rap in the mid ‘90s – and, maybe even more impressively, haven’t released anything mediocre to this day. In this lecture, they go all the way back to 1995 to tell the story behind their über-classic, 'The Infamous', as part of the Red Bull Music Academy 2011 World Tour's NYC stop. Still shinin’!

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