Havoc, the surviving member of hip-hop duo Mobb Deep, has teamed with Sony Certified to release a 25th anniversary reissue of the group’s classic album The InfamousStream it now with Apple Music or Spotify.

Mobb Deep was formed in 1991, when the high schoolers Albert Johnson and Kejuan Muchita happened to meet at a knife fight. After christening themselves Prodigy and Havoc respectively, Mobb Deep used the brutality that surrounded them to push East Coast rap in a more hardcore direction.The Infamous was their second album as well as their mainstream breakthrough. Produced by Q-Tip, the album didn’t glorify violence, but instead put listeners in the headspace of both perpetrators and victims. The new 25th anniversary comes stocked with several bonus tracks, including, “Shook One, Pt. I (Original Version)” and Infamous Sessions Mixes of “Lifestyles of the Infamous” and “The Money (Version 2)”. A vinyl edition of the 25th anniversary reissue is planned for later this year.

The Infamous is also the subject of The Opus’ latest season, which debuted this week. Take a listen to the first episode below, and subscribe to hear future installments.


The Infamous 25th Anniversary Expanded Edition Artwork:

mobb deep - the infamous

The Infamous 25th Anniversary Expanded Edition Tracklist:
01. The Start of Your Ending (41st Side)
02. The Infamous Prelude
03. Survival of the Fittest
04. Eye for a Eye (Your Beef Is Mines) (feat. Nas and Raekwon)
05. Just Step Prelude
06. Give Up the Goods (Just Step) (feat. Big Noyd)
07. Temperature’s Rising (feat. Crystal Johnson)
08. Up North Trip
09. Trife Life
10. Q.U. – Hectic
11. Right Back at You (feat. Ghostface Killah, Raekwon and Big Noyd)
12. The Grave Prelude
13. Cradle to the Grave
14. Drink Away the Pain (Situations) (feat. Q-Tip)
15. Shook Ones, Part II
16. Party Over (feat. Big Noyd)
17. Shook Ones, Pt. I — Original Version
18. The Money (Version 2) — Infamous Sessions Mix
19. Lifestyles of the Infamous — Infamous Sessions Mix
20. Shook Ones, Pt. I — Instrumental
21. Shook Ones, Pt. 2 — Instrumental