Tag: Mobb Deep

  • Take These Words Home and Think ‘Em Through: The Legacy of Mobb Deep’s Prodigy

    Take These Words Home and Think ‘Em Through: The Legacy of Mobb Deep’s Prodigy

    In the years since Mobb Deep‘s 1996 hit “Shook Ones (Part II)” was released, the song has attained legendary status among hip-hop listeners due to its many unique attributes, such as its darkly timbral, sonic world full of police sirens and impossible amounts of lingering reverb, and its equally rugged linguistic play, equipped with menacing threats […]

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  • Paranoia in the Key of P: “Mac 10 Handle” — Prodigy’s Anxious Classic

    Paranoia in the Key of P: “Mac 10 Handle” — Prodigy’s Anxious Classic

    + Learn the nuances of producing beats, arranging tracks, and creative sampling, drawing on the rich history and influence of hip-hop in Soundfly’s acclaimed online course, The Art of Hip-Hop Production.  By David Abravanel Mobb Deep built their reputation on heart-pounding stress raps. Whether it was their breakthrough single “Shook Ones Part II” or tracks where even […]

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  • How ‘Hamilton’ Put the Music Back at the Center of the Musical

    How ‘Hamilton’ Put the Music Back at the Center of the Musical

    It’s been dissected as a runaway commercial success. It’s been analyzed as an incisive commentary on current race relations. It’s even, at times, received its due as an example of complex poetry in rap. But, rather counterintuitively, relatively few trained musicians have talked about this Broadway hit as pure music in and of itself. Leaving the […]

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