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November 20, 2021

Hell on Earth By Mobb Deep Turns 25.

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Hell on Earth By Mobb Deep Turns 25.

Mobb Deep's

Hell on Earth
by Mobb Deep is the definition of boom bap hip-hop. The stiffest of audiences couldn’t stop their heads from nodding to the drums as Prodigy and Havoc mesmerize them over every track.
Twenty-five years ago today - the Queensbridge duo’s third studio album
Hell on Earth
dropped, solidifying the name Mobb Deep in the pantheon of rap greats.
At the height of the east coast-west coast beef in 1996, Mobb Deep provided this extremely important album. This album is so enmeshed in the east-west beef that the second song on this album
Drop A Gem On ‘Em
is a direct response to Tupac’s diss
Hit Em’ Up
After Tupac’s death - Mobb Deep
Drop A Gem On ‘Em
off of shelves and asked DJ’s to stop playing it out of respect.
Unlike modern albums, every song on
Hell on Earth
was produced by Mobb Deep. The sampling done on these tracks were incredibly advanced - there are a number of
soul samples
scattered throughout the album.
This album has incredible features, most notably New York legends
Nas, Raekwon, and Method Man.
Big Noyd, who often collaborated with Mobb Deep appears throughout the album.
If you consider yourself a hip-hop fan, you need to listen to this album at least once. Every track rings off and the lyrical ability displayed by both Prodigy and Havoc is truly remarkable.
Listen to the album's namesake
Hell on Earth (Front Lines)
for an absolute rap clinic.
Watch on YouTube
Twenty-five years after it’s release,
Hell on Earth
is widely considered Mobb Deep’s best album and is hailed as a masterpiece of it’s time. The album never reached platinum status, but was certified gold in 1997. Take the day to revisit Mobb Deep’s classic album
Hell on Earth.
Rest in Peace Prodigy.