Classic Queensbridge duo Mobb Deep got fans excited last month when the occasionally conflicting emcees, Prodigy and Havoc, announced a new studio album and a tour for 2014. They've been on the tour, and now they're sharing the first glimpse of what to expect from the upcoming project, The Infamous Mobb Deep.
Titled "Taking You Off Here," the song premiered tonight on New York's Hot 97. It hits the sweet spot for roughneck trash-talking that Mobb Deep fans love. And there's plenty more of classic Mobb Deep on deck, too. As revealed in December, the album will bundle a re-release of the duo's 1995 classic, The Infamous, with new songs and unreleased material from the original 1994 sessions. Featured guests will include Ghostface Killah, Raekwon and Nas.
In an interview with XXL last week, Prodigy also mentioned that there will be a song with N.O.R.E., as well as never-before-heard skits. As for the new material, expect production from Havoc, Alchemist, Illmind and Boi-1da, as well as more of the classic Mobb Deep vibe but updated for 2014, he said:
I would just say, our signature sound is a dark, sinister-type of sound. There’s certain things we’re going through in our lives right now, [and] the lyrics are just up to date. Everything that we’re saying is going on right now. Each album is like that, it’s a time capsule of that time period. So now in 2014, you’re gonna hear what we’re going through in our lyrics, what’s going through our head as grown men.
If "Taking You Off Here" is any indication, that's exactly what's on the way. Check out the song below: