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cap
05-02-2006, 06:43 AM
from the mtv site,they're not stingy with the ratings either.
good read.

http://www.mtv.com/bands/m/mobb_deep/news_feature_050106/index.jhtml

graffitiwhat
05-02-2006, 10:27 AM
yeah it was a cool read, but its funny how theyre trying to "Please" 50 cent and Tony Yayo, i mean who the fuck are they compared to Mobb Deep, i heard the new album i like it, im definitly coppin it today, but i dunno these dudes are pioneers and its like they aint shit, i dont get it

crass
05-02-2006, 10:36 AM
hahaha they gave almost all their shit 10s. NO WAY is "infamy" a 10, especially not when havoc calls Hell on Earth an 8

Edgar Erebus
05-02-2006, 10:48 AM
Juvenile Hell - 9/10 -- OK album, but somehow I expected such things
The Infamous - 10/10 -- undisputed classic
Hell on Earth - 9/10 -- production was quite wack, but still fire rhymes
Murda Muzik - 10/10 -- another powerful album
Infamy - 6/10 -- sellout
Amerikaz Nightmare - 8/10 -- not quite as their best work
Blood Money -- bootlegging today, if it's good maybe I'll even buy it

Edgar Erebus
05-02-2006, 10:55 AM
Man, I read that interview... They are so deep in 50's ass that I almost threw up. "It feels good to please the boss..." If they wasn't a couple of sell-out motherfuckers, 50 would today say the same sentence regarding Mobb Deep. Respect to their music, but they are so damn wack characters that I'm shocked. I'm really shocked. Shit.

dat MF
05-02-2006, 12:25 PM
Hell on Earth - 9/10 -- production was quite wack, but stille fire rhymes
Amerikaz Nightmare - 8/10 -- not quite as their best work You are dumb. Amerikaz Nightmare deservers like 1.5/10. Blood Money is the same. And for Hell On Earth...production wack wtf?!!!? Most grimey beats ever heard, so would you shut the fuck up.

Greek Gheynician Anal Tradition
05-02-2006, 12:43 PM
8.5/10 overal

Rorschach
05-02-2006, 01:16 PM
Haha, this is a better read;

http://www.thejustusleague.com/lawn/index.php?showtopic=23938

*sighs REAL deep*

Mobb Deep is gone. Club Mobb is what you have now. And you can either take it or leave it.

To me the last classic, dark, moody, make-me-wanna-open-fire-on-a-group-of-innocent-schoolchildren Mobb Deep single was "Quiet Storm." Hav and P were sharp as ever on the boards and on the mic respectively......and then.......

Enter Hov.

I'm sorry.....but I've never seen ANY emcee past or present be as VISIBLY affected by a dis as Prodigy was by that Summer Jam screen. All of a sudden, the same emcee who gave us countless quotables for 3 albums sounded as flustered and unfocused as ever. Hell, most of the time he wasn't even RHYMING..... Thus, we saw the beginnings of what I call "Club Mobb," a group that had had their street cred tested so many times (see: unfavorable incidents with TruLife and Keith Murray), that they figured 'fuck it.....let's take niggas to the club' and the results ranged from dope ("Burn"), to dope-once-it-grows-on-you ("Got It Twisted"), to horrid ("Hey Luv" feat. 112).

So what exactly happened?

Most people don't realize that the magic of Prodigy (and Mobb for that matter), lied in Prodigy's first bars. Literally......Prodigy has some of the most classic and memorable first bars in hip hop history, and that made for their best singles. Don't believe me?

"I got 'chu stuck off the realness....." -Shook Ones

"The saga begins.....we go to war/ I draw first blood be the first to set it off...." -Hell On Earth

"I put my lifetime in between the paper lines...." -Quiet Storm

"I break bread, r i b s, hunnid dolla bills...." -Keep It Thoro

Now as you listen to "Blood Money" try to find that bar. Dig through that album and search for that one line.....that ONE bar from Prodigy that made you and your mans rap along in unison like "I used to be in love with this bitch named E&J/ don't fuck with her no more now I fuck with Tanqueray" from "Drink Away The Pain."

You can't find it, 'cause its not there.

For better or worse depending on how you look at it, Havoc is now the best MC in Club Mobb. I take my hat off to him. Dude sounds hungrier than ever. And although P still has his moments (his verse on "Capital P, Capital H" is dope), for most of the album he's the same rambling, non-rhyming, unfocused guy that he's been for the past few years. He really sounds clinically depressed. It's sad.

So aside from its obvious artistic shortcomings, what does G-Unit have to do with people's hate for "Blood Money?"

Honestly......everything.

Like I told y'all so many times, even in regards to my OWN career.....in this game, PERCEPTION is reality.

And if people's general perception is that you cashed in 13 years of hard-earned respect for a Porsche...

AND you're rollin with the industry's hot new franchise boy (who DISSED you a year earlier, mind you)......

AND gave him total control of your album...

AND engaged in blatant cock-sniggling in interviews and on records by referring to him as Curtis Billion Dollar Budget Jackson.......

AND the only features on the record are G-Unit (no Noyd or any other QB niggas).......

Then what is the general consensus?

"Maaaaaan, them Mobb Deep niggas sold the fuck out," that's what.

Now personally, I have no problem with an artist selling out, or cashing in (however you look at it)....but I understand the ramifications of it. And the fact remains that when you sell out: 1) it damn sure better be financially worth it so that you NEVER have to sell out again, and 2) your post sell-out records better be artistically fucking BULLETPROOF. I mean, you better make the record of a lifetime or else there will be hell to pay.

And from the looks of things, Mobb may fail on both counts.

Cats are trashing the record left and right. Most die-hard Mobb fans have written them off by now. As dope as "Put 'Em In Their Place" is it ain't gon' get the 106 and TRL'ers, so those diamond numbers they were shooting for are looking more like Yayo's.

Not to place all the blame on 50, because truthfully, the songs he's featured on are among the best on the album. And I always thought "Outta Control" was dope, because it felt like a natural progression for Club Mobb.....it was the grown and sexy Club Mobb and it knocked. The same can't be said for "Give It To Me" and "Backstage Pass." They are club attempts that sound forced and honestly, are downright laughable.

I will always hold Hav and P near and dear to my heart, and they will always be viewed as hip-hop legends to me because of their first 3 albums (honorable mentions go to "H.N.I.C" and "Free Agents" tho). But I gotta call a spade a spade.

For longtime Mobb Deep fans, "Blood Money" pretty much confirmed our worst fears of what we thought a G-Unit/Mobb Deep partnership would bring forth:

Our boys done got rich and stopped trying.

Agree with every damn word. Props to anyone who read all that.:mmmyah:

12weLvE
05-02-2006, 01:20 PM
Juvenile Hell: Never heard
The Infamous: 5/5
Hell On Earth: 4.5/5
Murda Musik: 5/5
Infamy: 3.5/5
Amerikas Nightmare: 4/5
Blood Money: As far as I heard--2.5/5

4-Bar Killer
05-02-2006, 01:31 PM
Juvenile Hell - 9.9/10
The Infamous - 10/10
Hell On Earth - 10/10
Murda Muzik - 8.5/10
Infamy - 6.5/10
Amerikaz Nightmare - 7/10
Blood Money - Never heard, hopefully never will.

Edgar Erebus
05-03-2006, 03:54 AM
You will, it 50. Now it's gonna be all over the whole damn radio for next 3 weeks, then it's gonna be changed by some other mainstream (R&B, rap & bullshit) "master"work

Edgar Erebus
05-03-2006, 03:57 AM
You are dumb. Amerikaz Nightmare deservers like 1.5/10. Blood Money is the same. And for Hell On Earth...production wack wtf?!!!? Most grimey beats ever heard, so would you shut the fuck up.

it's MY OPINION, motherfucker, you cannot shut my mouth just if I say something you don't like.

Reason why I said SOME production is wach on HOE (lol, Hell on Earth) is: some beats on it are too bright and too sorrowful, they make me fall in depression, and not go on the streets and do some kills. Got that?

And Amerikaz Nightmare is IN MY OPINION better than Infamy, so I gave it higher mark. You can disagree with me, but I think so and you can change it just by electric shock.

PDTantisocial
05-03-2006, 04:53 AM
WTF is up with people sayin' Murda Muzik is better then Hell On Earth?

1-Hell On Earth-10/10
2-The Infamous-10/10
3-Murda Muzik-9/10
4-Amerikaz Nightmare-7.5/10
5-Juvenile Hell-7/10
6-Blood Money-5/10
7-Infamy-5/10

CYENCE
05-03-2006, 07:25 AM
Juvenile Hell 4/10
Infamous 10/10
H.O.E. 10/10(My favorite)
Murda Muzik 8/10
HNIC 8/10
Infamy 4/10:yessad:
Americaz Nightmare 6/10
Blood Money 3/10:yessad: