Mobb Deep, The Infamous (1995)

Label: Loud/RCA/BMG

Pusha T:The Infamous spoke to the corner boy, the corner hustler, the corner misfit, in a way that’s never been done before. Like, ‘I used to drive an Ac and kept the mac in the engine/Little, painted in black, with crack sales intentions.’ The verses, the lines, and everything on that was directly for guys who were totally fine with bandannas and cups of Hennessy.

“Everybody else was trying to be mob bosses, crime bosses, a little bit more lavish. These guys were like, ‘Fuck all that.’ This spoke to a real guy. I was like 16. I had just gotten my license and I had a Hyundai Elantra, that was my Acura. This is what I was playing in my car.”