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    Quote Originally Posted by Mumm Ra View Post
    I still loved the last couple Prodigy albums even if he doesn't rap like he used to, especially Albert Einstein I still play regularly. I can put about 10 different Mobb group/ solo albums on shuffle and not need to skip many tracks. There's extremely few artists I can do that with, DOOM would be another one.
    hm, i take your point (because they did release a lot of good stuff), but do you ever listen to Amerikaz Nightmare or Blood Money? I didn't even hate AN, but i haven't listened to it in year and years. those albums were so far off the quality of every MD album prior.

    i don't mind the older prodigy stuff either, but it's a long way off HNIC (p was starting to slip even then) and i think his solo career was pretty lacklustre.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Drebin View Post
    Anyone else think biggie is highly over-rated and ready to die ain't that great? 2pac shit too
    respectfully disagreeing on biggie.

    it's the rhythm, the word play, the story telling

    obviously it's gangsta themes and rags to riches only, some songs for the ladies too. topic wise he was limited

    2pac recorded way too many songs

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    Quote Originally Posted by rainbow View Post
    hm, i take your point (because they did release a lot of good stuff), but do you ever listen to Amerikaz Nightmare or Blood Money? I didn't even hate AN, but i haven't listened to it in year and years. those albums were so far off the quality of every MD album prior.

    i don't mind the older prodigy stuff either, but it's a long way off HNIC (p was starting to slip even then) and i think his solo career was pretty lacklustre.
    Amerikaz Nightmare and Blood Money : agreed. Same for some tracks on Infamy. all the other albums are good to excellent.

    still, I'd stick with Mobb Deep personally. it's the overall vibe / atmosphere of the releases. for that matter even Amerikaz Nightmare minus the Lil Jon song (which I don't hate but it doesn't 'sound' like Mobb Deep for lack of a better word) and all of Infamy fit the mould. Blood Money just sounds like a G Unit group album featuring Mobb Deep so that one doesn't sound like a Mobb Deep album to me. 50 should have just let them release an album with maybe 3 guest features from the camp tops.

    on solo output : Havoc gradually got better and the beats on his albums were consistently good. his last three releases in particular were great in the beat department

    Prodigy's HNIC is a classic to me and joins the second, third and fourth Mobb Deep album as the hightlight of the whole discography. Prodigy's rhyming got weaker on HNIC 2 and beyond but I didn't mind since I liked the subject matter (the conspiracy theory stuff, before it got boring as it was recycled from album to album) AND I LOVED THE BEATS ON THE HNIC2 ALBUM. Same goes for Product of the 80s. Loved the Albert Einstein joint too.

    Prodigy went out on a high note with his final album. It's just so different from the rest of his catalog when you look at the themes (ponderous stuff), the minimalist delivery of the rhymes (he sounds so chilled and humble, trying to convey wisdom and sympathy in an unassuming manner) and the 'soft' beats. I could play The Hegelian Dialectic all day

    Did Mobb Deep fall off? Yes, temporarily. Admittedly Prodigy was in a slump for a while.

    Imo he redeemed himself.

    I also wanna shout out Big Noyd's 'Only The Strong'. good ass album!

    Taking all this into account I'll stick with Mobb Deep as my pick. I should mention that out of the whole catalog (solo and group) the albums I play the least are the group debut and Blood Money. otherwise, including mixtapes and EPs, the discography gets maaajor play. If even a non sanctioned album like The Safe Is Cracked has so many quality tracks ... that should tell you the Mobb really had a good thing going.
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    ^ cosign all that

    Mobb has a couple albums worth of unreleased tracks that are crack too, I think over 3 hours worth on youtube


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    Blood Money has some really good tracks! ( I do really love some of them )

    HNIC2 is a personal favorite to me.

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    Mobb Deep will always be one of my all time favs too

    check the signature homie!
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