First leaked by our man Robbie (of Unkut) two years ago…this is another rarely heard, vintage Mobb Deep banger from the Hell On Earth sessions of ’96. I am sure many of you forgot about/missed this…so grab your Henny bottle and get reminded.
As with many of these demo joints (and I’ve got many more to share), it’s always dope to hear how some of the most memorable verses from the finished product were first laid down (most of the time, on a different track). That being said, this joint is no different, serving as the original home for the dramatic narrative that was P’s part on “Nighttime Vultures.” What’s even crazier is the second verse he spits (one that was never recorded again, to my knowledge). Straight murda.
Generosity wins…so here’s another classic clip from BET’s Teen Summit…
Pardon the corny video tag, but it’s worth it for this dope two-fer of Mobb classics…from perhaps many people’s favorite era of Hav and P (once again, the same pre-Hell On Earth business as the above-posted). On a more technical side-note…it’s good to see that these cats (like Camp Lo) also knew how to NOT cuff the mics when performing on stage. I can’t name a MC who has come out in the last 5-10 years who can say the same for him/herself.
And yo, they had Mya as their background dancer…say word!