Star Apps: Mobb Deep

Mobb Deep is one of the most successful rap acts, with millions of records sold, including tracks like “Survival of the Fittest,’” “Shook Ones Part II,” and “Quiet Storm RMX.” But the duo’s unity has been tested numerous times, including a feud that spilled over onto Twitter and caused a brief split back in 2012. Prodigy and Havoc have patched things up and reunited for the 20th anniversary of breakout album “Juvenile Hell” (1993) and the upcoming release of their first studio album in eight years, “The Infamous Mobb Deep,” on April 1. Mobb Deep is excited to debut new material at nine upcoming SXSW shows.

Mobb Deep members Havoc [left] and Prodigy [right] play nine shows at SXSW.

What will Mobb Deep be doing at SXSW? We’re down there from the 13th to the 16th, and we’re doing about nine shows within that time. We’re doing a show for the San Antonio Spurs and some other shows — so much stuff that I can’t even think about right now.

Will you be debuting music from the new album? Yeah, we’ll be performing new music and some of my solo songs off “Albert Einstein.”

What can you tell us about “The Infamous Mobb Deep” album? Well, the new Mobb Deep album is our first self-titled album and our first album in eight years. Unfortunately I had to go to jail in 2008 and did three years. Since I’ve been back, I’… [Read more]


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