With the assistance of Fats Beats Data, Reid was capable of re-imagine 13 tracks from The Notorious, together with “Shook Ones (Pt. II),” “Survival of the Fittest” and “Temperature’s Rising.”
Mobb Deep delivered The Notorious in 1995, with visitor appearances by Nas, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, and Q-Tip. The brooding 16-track effort got here with Prodigy and Havoc’s sharp observations on avenue tradition set to ominous beats, together with “Shook Ones (Pt. II).” The album spent 18 weeks on the Billboard 200, peaking at No. 15 and 34 weeks on the Prime R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts, peaking at No. 3. It was finally licensed gold by the Recording Business Affiliation of America (RIAA). Its cultural affect can nonetheless be felt practically 30 years later.
Most lately, jazz saxophonist/producer Benny Reid determined to pay the last word tribute to The Notorious with The Notorious Reside alongside Havoc. With the assistance of Fats Beats Data, Reid was capable of re-imagine 13 tracks from The Notorious, together with “Shook Ones (Pt. II),” “Survival of the Fittest” and “Temperature’s Rising.”
“When the chance introduced itself to re-imagine Mobb Deep’s The Notorious, I started with its crown jewel, ‘Shook Ones,’” Reid tells AllHipHop. “Instantly misplaced within the supply materials, my focus grew to become translating lyric to melody and the elegant textures to concord. With Havoc’s blessing, I launched into a two-year journey, stretching the boundaries of my acoustic devices and jazz background to instrumentally rebirth The Notorious Reside.
“Rakim’s supervisor put me in contact after I shared my first association—’Shook Ones (Prolonged Jazz Model).’ Havoc heard it and kinda flipped out and from there, he and I began working collectively.”
The Notorious Reside is at present accessible through Bandcamp right here. Try a teaser under.