For all those sample heads that read these posts check out this Complex Magazine’s writeup; “The 50 Greatest Samples of all Time.” Mobb Deep’s involvement in the East/West feud of the mid-nineties is no secret. Â In an alleged, but pretty clear response to 2Pac, the group decided to “Drop A Gem On ‘Em” for the promo single off of their soon to drop albumÂ Hell On Earth. Â It was recorded and given initial airplay while Pac was still alive, but when the album officially released he had already passed. Â As you would expect, the threatening and cryptic lyrics caused controversy after 2Pac’s death.
I had the whole New York State aiming at your face…:
Not many producers are as on point as Havoc when it comes to turning a straight loop into a classic record. Â He lifted the intro piano off a dirty vinyl of Â “Can’t Help But Love You” by The Whispers, and that was that. Â To me, the snare makes the record unique. Â Their early stuff is just so tough…it’s the Infamous Mobb.