Before there was a “Shook Ones Pt. 2,” Havoc and Prodigy took us to Juvenile Hell as Mobb Deep. On that album was a hidden gem that only true Mobb Deep fans know about and that’s the DJ Premier produced “Peer Pressure.” Did you know that this was originally a remix of a Large Professor production? How did this all come together? Allow the legendary producer to tell you a story.
One year after we lost Prodigy, Havoc salutes his fallen friend and shares an unreleased freestyle from the Queensbridge duo over Nas’ “Thief Theme” instrumental.
Lin Manuel Miranda liberates this unreleased gem from the Hamilton vaults almost a year to the day that we lost Prodigy. It’s the Mobb Deep joint “Boom Goes The Canon.”
One of the standout joints from Soni WithAnEye’s latest album features Mobb Deep — before Prodigy’s passing — and production from Statik Selektah on “Coming From Queens.”
DJ Absolut digs up another unreleased gem from Mobb Deep titled “Greatness.” It serves as a bittersweet reminder that Prodigy hadn’t lost a step before his untimely passing earlier this year.
DJ Absolut digs up this unreleased gem from Mobb Deep titled “What You Think” that samples The Notorious B.I.G.
With the world still reeling from the passing of Prodigy, Peter Rosenberg drops a mix of classics from the legend. The mix starts with both Eminem and Kendrick Lamar spitting verses from Prodigy’s catalog. Enjoy.
The passing of Prodigy is still weighing heavy on our hearts. But few are feeling it more than his childhood friend and the other half of Mobb Deep. Havoc sent a video to TMZ to give details on where he was when he found out and how he is feeling.
And now, words from DJ Premier:
THIS SONG WAS PULLED FROM THE “JUVENILE HELL” LP AFTER THE WHOLE ICE-T “COP KILLER” SONG WAS SHOCKING THE WORLD SO MOBB DEEP’s LABEL 4TH & B’WAY REMOVED IT AS WELL…
SOME COPIES LEAKED BUT MOST DJ’s DON’T HAVE IT.
ME, PRODIGY AND HAVOC GOT PULLED OVER BY THE COPS IN 1993 AND THEY WERE ON SOME FOUL SHIT BUT WE WERE ABLE TO GET AWAY WITHOUT THEM FINDING OUT HOW DIRTY THE CAR WAS BACK THEN…
SO WE WROTE THIS SONG ABOUT IT…
HERE IT IS UNCUT…
WE ARE GONNA MISS YOU PRODIGY…(R.I.P.)
CONDOLENCES TO HIS FAMILY…
THA JOINT: COP HELL
THA GROUP: MOBB DEEP
THA PRODUCER: DJ PREMIER
As part of DJ Absolut’s Mixtape Monday series, the deejay unearths a freestyle from Mobb Deep over Eminem’s classic instrumental to “The Way I Am.”