The hip-hop community is still coming to terms with the sudden loss of one of its most influential voices from the 90s, the one and only Prodigy aka the HNIC. tributes have poured in from all over the globe towards this man who with his running mate Havoc, somewhat reshaped the soundscape with their landmark albums such as “Infamous”, “Hell On Earth”, “Murda Muzik” amongst others.
For Long Island, NY deejay/producer DJ Concept, he pays his own respect by crafting a 23 minute long mix made up of the classic original samples from both P’s solo and the Mobb’s catalogue.
Over the mix, you will also get to hear excerpts from past interviews which add that monumental feel to the fresh mix. RIP Prodigy kicks off with a chills-inducing a cappella recording of Prodigy rapping his opening bars of “Shook Ones Part II.” Then, you’re treated to more audio from P that pops up in between a slew of soul and funk originals that’ll leave you revisiting his and Mobb Deep’s catalogue all over again. #InfamousForever
In Dj Concept’s words “It’s my homage to Prodigy and his soundscape, which was very influential to my sound as a producer,” Concept explains. “Banging joints like ‘The Realest,’ ‘Keep It Thoro,’ ‘HNIC’… I remember thinking, ‘This is the sound I wish I could make.’”
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