Sole DXB & ALIFE Sessions present Hip-Hop duo Mobb Deep performing LIVE on Saturday 21st November
Mobb Deep’s tour in a decade will see the duo perform classic tracks from their now legendary “The Infamous” album and hit singles including 2005’s #1 ‘Outta Control’ for the very first time.
Hailing from Queensbridge, New York, Mobb Deep released their landmark album “The Infamous…” 20 years ago in April 1995. “The Infamous…” combined their now trademark gritty, often violent lyrics with heavy, sample laden, atmospheric beats. Going gold in it’s first three months, “The Infamous…” firmly established Mobb Deep at the very top of the US’s hardcore hip-hop scene. Considered a hip-hop classic and sounding fresher today than many of it’s contemporaries, Pitchfork.com rates “The Infamous…” album 10/10.
Prodigy & Havoc have been rapping together ever since they met as teenagers while attending the Graphic Arts High School in Manhattan. In the early 1990s, they adopted the stage name Mobb Deep and released their debut album, "Juvenile Hell". Their 1995 follow-up, "The Infamous", was an enormous success due to their hit singles "Shook Ones, Part II" and "Survival of the Fittest". To this day, it is considered an East Coast rap classic, alongside albums such as Nas' "Illmatic" and the Notorious B.I.G.'s "Ready to Die". All of their subsequent albums have sold well, but 1999's "Murda Muzik" was particularly successful, earning them their first Platinum album. Far from glorifying gang violence, Mobb Deep can be considered the pioneers of "reality rap", a style of hip-hop that presents an accurate, observational snapshot of the inner-city.
“No rap group - maybe no act in any genre - has gotten more mileage from straight talk than Mobb Deep.” - The New York Times
Sole DXB & ALIFE Sessions present Hip-Hop duo Mobb Deep performing LIVE on Saturday 21st November, 21:30