Sacramento residents of the dopehouse: On Sunday, May 19th, Mobb Deep is set to perform at Ace of Spades (1417 R St), and here’s your chance to win passes to catch them and more perform. How do you enter to win? Simple: enter your full, real name and legit email in the c-section down below where applicable (not in the comment itself, unless you want some random spam bot flooding your inbox for the next 50-11 years), and answer the question in the c-section. So, my fellow members of the dopehouse, we got ONE question for you:
What’s your favorite lyric from Mobb Deep’s The Infamous?
I’ll pick the two people with the best answers (a pair of tickets each). It’s not that hard, right? Sacramento residents/those who actually plan on being in Sacramento the time of the event enter only. Get tickets here. Good luck.
In between performing at a show in Seattle, SD sat down with Hav & P for a series of questions including the meaning behind P’s upcoming Albert Einstein project with Alchemist and his HNIC book, Hav’s obsession with the number 13 as well as his upcoming book and more. The duo recently marked 20 years in the game as a group in April when their debut album Juvenile Hell was released.
The M.O.B.B. reunited at Paid Dues 2013 last night in San Bernardino, California and Prodigy and Havoc shared the stage together performing a medley of their classics including footage of “Shook Ones pt.2″ and “Survival Of The Fittest” which you can watch in case you did not attend the annual hip-hop festival last night.
With their 20th Anniversary tour approaching, Havoc and Prodigy sit down with MTV to discuss their previous issues, making up and moving forward.
“Mobb Deep is like brothers, and brothers, we go through things,” Havoc said in an exclusive interview. “At the end of the day, the music is the most important thing and our love for each other it’s only right we’re gonna get right back to work,” Prodigy chimed in.
“The tweets definitely happened and I take my part in that,” Hav told us, with Prodigy seated beside him to his left. “When family goes through things it’s like, they shouldn’t be handled in the streets. I definitely take responsibility for that.”
“Me and Hav got a different type of relationship man. We been through a lot of stuff growing up, just personal stuff,” Prodigy said. “When you dealing with somebody for that long every day, you’re gonna have your little squabbles or whatever, it’s nothing.”
The late 70s, early 80s was an era where punk/post-punk/new wave played nicely with early Hip-Hop / Rap music. Debbie Harry (of Blondie fame) constructed Rapture and even rapped in the same stylings of pioneer Fab 5 Freddy and the Cold Crush Brothers. Punk rock icon Malcolm McLaren created The World’s Famous Supreme Team (no relation to Kenneth “Supreme” McGriff’s gang of the same name) and the 80s hits Hey DJ and Buffalo Gals (I still have the tape). Artists from both genres could even be seen rubbing shoulders at clubs like the iconic CBGB. Even world famous graffiti artist Futura (2000) collaborated with The Clash, whom were fans of both the emerging rap genre and reggae music. Legendary artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, an avid punk rock fan even produced one of the most sought after records in Hip-Hop, and the most expensive, Beat Bop featuring the late, great Rammellzee & K-Rob. The original record, rumored that only 500 copies were ever pressed, features artwork by Basquiat and is considered one of the holy grails by Hip-Hop collectors.
Another post-punk NYC band, Liquid Liquid created the hit Cavern which would eventually become the backbone to Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel’s 1983 classic, White Lines, with that easily distinguishable, heavy bassline. Sixteen years later, Havoc would sample that same wrecking bassline to craft Quiet Storm. The beauty of our Hip-Hop culture and it’s ability to be influenced by all genres of music is what makes it truly unique and able to survive for more than several decades. Peace to egotrip on the find.
During a sit down with the homie Chuck Creekmur of AllHipHop, Havoc confirms what we all already knew..
The Tweets is crazy. And I was speaking of a stand point of being mad, but still being truthful of how I felt – but it was just the wrong thing to do at that time. Mobb Deep is on hiatus, indefinitely, until things get hashed out. And eventually, the real story will come out…