Mobb Deep - Shook Ones Part I

Started by Sav Stanfield, Apr 24, 2020, in Music Add to Reading List

  1. Sav Stanfield
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    Apr 24, 2020
    From The Infamous 25th anniversary expanded edition

     
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  2. Chrollo
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    Chrollo プレイボーイ

    Apr 24, 2020
    In all these years it never came to my mind to search for shook ones pt. 1 lmao. I like this instrumental as well
     
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    Apr 24, 2020
    d--- is this like the non-remix version of ignition?
     
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    Apr 24, 2020
    Funny how I consider myself a dusthead and yet never really heard it untill now, living in pandemic world
     
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    Apr 24, 2020
    Thanks Sav. I’m dating myself here but I’m pretty sure I had this on a cassette single when I was a kid. Well really it was my brothers tape. Or maybe it was actually a CD? I think it was the official shook ones part 2 single for The Infamous and it had this song as well.

    Also back then, if you bought the h--- on Earth cd, you could put it in your cd rom drive on your computer and access “hidden” content. It was so stupid looking back but me and my friends would constantly throw it on the computer and look at the content. It was revolutionary for its time but boy it would not stand up well at all to todays standards lmao.

    Also, since we’re on the subject of forgotten originals to classic NY hip hop songs, don’t forget this one! It was the Reasonable Doubt promotional single but it was ultimately replaced by Dead Presidents 2 when the album officially released.

     
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  6. Antman
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    e and j got my mind flipping

    classic over here man
     
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    Apr 24, 2020
    smoked my first blunt to the face to this back in the day. underground classic if you're from the hood
     
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    Apr 25, 2020
    Next time the question for best produced rap album comes up, guys please remember Havoc and Q-Tip were on one when they made The Infamous.

    RIP Prodigy, listening to the Mobb been hitting so much more different
     
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    yeah it was on the b-side to shook ones pt 2 before being a bonus track to h--- on earth

    according to wikipedia it was first released as a street single between juvenile h--- and the infamous before shook ones pt ii was even a thing, but I didn't know that tbh
     
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  10. Michael Myers
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    Apr 25, 2020
    Have u heard p3 from 2007 as well?

     
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    Havoc is an underrated producer. He really knew how to make that grimy NY sound. You see this?:
     
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    oh s--- that’s crazy, I didn’t realize it was a promotional single after juvenile h---. That’s interesting. Thanks for sharing that.

    I sure have! I’m a HOV Stan. I think he’s the greatest rapper alive lol. I haven’t heard DP3 in so many yeas though! I’m so glad you posted it.


    Let me live out my dreams, until my heart give out
    Involved with cream, you know exactly what this is about
    F*ck y'all mean, handlin' since a teen
    Like LeBron or Sebastian, high school graduates
    Straight to the league, I ain't waitin' for my knee to blow
    Yesterday I was needin' this dough
    Get it? I was kneadin' this dough
    Long as your math is fast even if your readin' is slow

    That whole first verse is bananas.
     
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    Tone Riggz There's No Cure For Being A C*nt

    Apr 26, 2020
    The song's been around, I know I've heard it before and it's been sampled before (ie Pun).

    25 years of The Infamous. 25 years since I first heard it on cassette. This isn't just a major Hip Hop album but if you're from Queens, this album is a gospel. Illmatic is another gospel, The War Report is another, Low End Theory is another. Mobb Deep always repped Queens heavy. Even the song QU-Hectic is about how people in NYC would look down on Queens but they kept their heads high. It's such a pivotal project for this borough, it instilled a lot of pride in us. Queens Get The Money is forever our motto. When P died, that hit hard. First rapper I ever met and I've seen him live a couple of times. I hated how his mural in QB was vandalized. I visited several times before and after they messed it up. QB Politics is a real thing.
     
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    Apr 26, 2020
    Cant even imagine how it would be to have Mobb deep as a "local hero", from a perspective of a fan thats far away, in a really small town in Europe that is just a crazy thought to me, i can totally see the pride in that, amazing. I always enjoy to read ur post man, a thread where u drop stories, knowledge or trivias would be f---ing awesome
     
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    Really dope post. I was just listening to War Report and The Reunion yesterday.

    I’m not from New York but I’ve always considered Cormega’s The Realness as a staple for queens rap, along with the other classics you mentioned. I loved Cormega back in those days. Dude has some legendary tracks and verses. The realness is a classic in my opinion.
     
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  16. Tone Riggz
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    Tone Riggz There's No Cure For Being A C*nt

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    Definitely Mega is another legend although personally The True Meaning is my favorite Mega Project, but The Realness is up there too.
     
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    Also: if y’all have never read Prodigy’s memoir, it’s prob the best rap bio I’ve ever read and one of the best memoirs I’ve read period. Full of stories about his time at G-unit as well as the early days with Nas, Wu, etc. When you really get to hear about the trauma in his life from his perspective you really start to understand why Mobb Deep could be so bleak.

    @Tone Riggz should def make a thread dropping some knowledge if he feels like it, it seems like he has an anecdote for d--- near every NY rapper ever and I’m always interested in those stories.
     
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    My Infamous Life is a great read although it was the source of a lot of beef, including the QB mural getting vandalized.

    I appreciate that but I don’t think I have much else to add outside of anything I posted on RB/SL.
     
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