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Mobb Deep at O’Brians Event Centre
November 2, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
DIAMOND KINGS ENTERTAINMENT and IPARTYINSASK
“THE INFAMOUS” 20th ANNIVERSARY TOUR
Featuring Special Guest
Live in Concert
Sunday November 2nd at
O’Brian’s Event Centre
Hosted by DJ Scott Turner and DJ Heywood
Opening Performances by
General Admission $30
Tickets on sale now @
O’brian’s Event Centre Box Office
and online @
Mobb Deep will be back in Canada to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their iconic, multi platinum selling 2nd album, The Infamous.
Prodigy and Havoc have been rapping together ever since they met as teenagers while attending the Graphic Arts High School in Manhatten. In the early 1990s, they adopted the stage name Mobb Deep and released their debut album, “Juvenile Hell”. The album was unsuccessful due to a lack of promotion. However, their 1995 follow-up, “The Infamous”, was an enormous success due to their hit singles “Shook Ones, Part II” and “Survival of the Fittest”. To this day, it is considered an East Coast rap classic, alongside albums such as Nas’ “Illmatic” and the Notorious B.I.G.’s “Ready to Die”. All of their subsequent albums have sold well, but 1999’s “Murda Muzik” was particularly successful, earning them their first Platinum album. In 2000, Prodigy also released a successful solo album, “H.N.I.C.”. As natives of Queensbridge, NY, Havoc and Prodigy rap about their experiences growing up in the projects. Their lyricism has an aura of truth that has been severely lacking in conventional gangsta rap. Their beats, produced mostly by Havoc, are characterized by heavy brushes on snare drum and haunting instrumental riffs. The result is a distinctly atmospheric, gritty sound that has become known to hip-hop heads as “Mobb Phonics”. Far from glorifying gang violence, Mobb Deep can be considered the pioneers of “reality rap”, a style of hip-hop that presents an accurate, observational picture of the inner-city. Their credibility, blunt honesty, and grimy sound has earned them respect in the rap game for over a decade, and they continue to maintain a loyal fanbase, in the streets and elsewhere.