December 02, 2016

Mobb Deep "G.O.D. Part III" (The Source, 10/96)

"Winter just wouldn't be the same without Mobb Deep. And as the cold weather draws upon us, all hoodie-wearing, bubble-goose loving, boots-having heads can rejoice: the QB kids are back with another soundtrack for hardcore shuffling. "G.O.D. Father Part III" is the first shot from Mobb's upcoming sophomore project. Wanna know what it's about? Prodigy puts things quite directly: "...slice that cat / you get splashed from back of ya head to ass crack / You searching for signs of the end? Well I am that / Will bring apocalypse to this game called rap / Not a game but quite serious and yo in fact / You be runnin' for dear life so far you might fall off the map ..." No matter how much the critic's side of me may grumble about n!ggas talking hard-core shit to overdose levels, the chilling nature of Mobb Deep's stark poetics always drives the relevance back home and leaves me hungry for more." Check out the dope visuals for the track and continue reading below.

"The duo also continue to do their thing behind the boards, flipping the beat last heard beneath the Fugees' "Killing Me Softly" into a string-clad, bass driven menace. Indeed, while the greater majority of hip-hop's so called hard-rocks run around like the caricatures they've become, Havoc and P have elevated their formula and maintained the integrity that keeps the hard-core sh!t true. The Mobb still got it locked - nine seven to the year two-g." - The Source (October, 1996).