Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Mobb Deep "The Infamous Demo" (Demo Tape)


The info on Bandcamp says, "Here’s Mobb Deep’s original demo tape befor their first masterpiece The Infamous (1995), recorded between '93 and '94. Two or three different demos are available online, but they all have between 6 and 9 songs, when for years I collected the group's demos and could count 12 tracks for this demo. I thought that I could try to arrange them together and mix them the best I can (as the sound differs from a track to another). I love Mobb Deep, they're one of my favorite rap group since I'm a young teenager so I'm proud to share this demo with you. Aside from having a few exclusive cuts that did not make the original album (the cult classic "Paddy Shop" with Big Noyd, "Lifestyles Of The Infamous" "If It's Alright'...), it also has completely pre-worked versions of classic tracks with different beats and alternate lyrics. The version of "Give Up The Goods" worth the listen only for that dope beat and the sick Big Noyd's verse. I swear. That's some high-level street storyyelling right there !! For the anecdote, "Keepin It Real" verses were used on "QU Hectic" on the final album, coupled with the hook from "Hectic". Classic, classic, classic. Even just for that "Shook Ones" demo. The first step towards the best rap song ever created. It's street, raw, lo-fi, but fire and rare, so enjoy!!" I posted some early Mobb Deep demos when I discussed their Unsigned Hype article in The Source, but it seems there are few more included on this particular tape. I can't promise it won't get taken down, so give it a listen/download below...