Über Infamous Mobb
Expanding on the thug philosophies laid down by their Queensbridge compatriots, Infamous Mobb (also known as IM3) finally dropped their debut album in early 2002. Made up of Ty Nitty, Gambino, and Godfather, the treacherous trio first appeared on Mobb Deep's Hell On Earth LP. They also represented on two editions of DJ Muggs' Soul Assassins compilations. The crew's lyrics stay firmly in the hood, with boisterous threats and grimy depictions of assorted street business. 2002's Special Edition sports high-quality beats from Alchemist, Muggs, and Havoc and includes cameos from Noyd, Tragedy, and Prodigy. A must for any follower of hardcore New York hip-hop.