Mobb Deep is an American duo from the Queensbridge Houses in New York City that consist of group members Havoc and Prodigy. The group is best known for its dark, hardcore delivery and became one of the most successful rap duos in hip hop.
Murda Muzik is the fourth album released in 1999 by the rap duo. It is their most successful album ever, selling over 1 million copies in the USA and was certified Platinum. It reached to #3 on the Billboard 200 album charts, #2 on the US R&B/Hip-Hop Billboard album chart and entered solid positions in Germany, Holland and the United Kingdom.
Mobb Deep cleverly uses old and new samples and even a part from a speech by Ronald Reagan. The standout track is “Quiet Storm” which samples “White Lines” by Grandmaster Melle Mell and “A Quiet Storm” by soul crooner Smokey Robinson.
Additionally tracks like “It’s Mine” featuring NAS, “The Realest” featuring Kool G Rap plus guest appearances from Raekwon, Big Noyd and Lil’ Kim altogether guarantee the sound of Mobb Deep with hardcore yet thoughtful lyrics.