The Infamous... (album) by Mobb Deep

The Infamous...
The Infamous... by Mobb Deep
Year: 1995
Overall rank: 730th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 266 votes)
  Ratings distributionRatings distribution
Award Top 10 albums of 1995 (10th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (134th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (730th)
Product Details

Mobb Deep - The Infamous Vinyl Record LP Limited Edition Orange and Blue Swirl
Condition: New
Time left: 2h 52m 13s
Ships to: Worldwide

Condition: Used
Time left: 5h 20m 39s
Ships to: Worldwide

Mobb Deep : The Infamous... CD (1998) ref 582
Condition: Very Good
Time left: 17h 27m 35s
Ships to: Worldwide

  My favourite store:  

Mobb Deep bestography

The Infamous... is ranked as the best album by Mobb Deep.

Mobb Deep album bestography « Higher ranked This album (730th) Lower ranked (5,578th) »
-The Infamous...Hell On Earth

Upcoming concerts

The Doobie Brothers - 50th Anniversary Tour
PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, United States. United States
Tickets from $31.50 (Ticketmaster) Get tickets
Brandy Clark
Brighton Music Hall presented by Ci, Boston, United States. United States
Tickets from $25.00 (Ticketmaster) Get tickets
The Father's Day Blues Festival
Fitz Casino Tunica, Robinsonville, United States. United States
Tickets from $30.00 (Ticketmaster) Get tickets
Discover more upcoming concerts

Listen to The Infamous... on YouTube

Loading content from YouTube...

The Infamous... track list

Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 82 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

Sort by

Track pick Top-rated track as rated by members.

The Infamous... rankings

The Infamous... collection

The Infamous... ratings

Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 266 votes)
  Ratings distributionRatings distribution Average Rating = (n ÷ (n + m)) × av + (m ÷ (n + m)) × AV
av = trimmed mean average rating an item has currently received.
n = number of ratings an item has currently received.
m = minimum number of ratings required for an item to appear in a 'top-rated' chart (currently 10).
AV = the site mean average rating.

Showing latest 5 ratings for this album. | Show all 266 ratings for this album.

Sort ratings
RatingDate updatedMemberAlbum ratingsAvg. album rating
 Report rating
05/12/2020 17:16 Mauce  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 69082/100
 Report rating
05/01/2020 03:25 NoisyBeast  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 9,25375/100
 Report rating
04/17/2020 14:39 LosWochos  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 21,66575/100
 Report rating
04/07/2020 22:10 saltysurprise  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,01183/100
 Report rating
03/29/2020 00:31 Purplepash  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,38076/100

Rating metrics: Outliers can be removed when calculating a mean average to dampen the effects of ratings outside the normal distribution. This figure is provided as the trimmed mean. A high standard deviation can be legitimate, but can sometimes indicate 'gaming' is occurring. Consider a simplified example* of an item receiving ratings of 100, 50, & 0. The mean average rating would be 50. However, ratings of 55, 50 & 45 could also result in the same average. The second average might be more trusted because there is more consensus around a particular rating (a lower deviation).
(*In practice, some albums can have several thousand ratings)

This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on This album has a mean average rating of 78.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 80.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 18.1.

Please log in or register if you want to be able to leave a rating

The Infamous... comments

Showing latest 10 comments | Show all 14 comments |
Most Helpful First | Newest First | Maximum Rated First | Longest Comments First
(Only showing comments with -2 votes or higher. You can alter this threshold from your profile page. Manage Profile)

From 01/22/2019 15:39
This is a defining act of East Coast hip-hop. A real unique take of the gangsta life, really coming into their own with super classy sampling, with properly refined narratives giving a clear insight into the life of these men. This is Mobb at their creative peak and they spin the tragedy and dangers of life so beautifully and tantalisingly, it's so hard not to get caught up in the entire atmosphere of life in these times. I really believe the idea that art (especially music) are expressions of the subconscious of society and culture at certain times, and this record absolutely personifies the hard-hitting, perilous lives people lived - this album is alive! Almost unbelievable, it's like a foreboding of a tragic hero, a man who had a fall from grace despite the incredible stories he told to paint a picture of a legendary scene and seeing men at different points, creating a legacy. I don't love every single track but a select few more than make up by being so damn good. This entire album, so damn good.

Crazy to think I only got started on the good East Coast shit after clicking on the music video for Shook Ones pt.2 by accident. No regrets.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +1 votes (1 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
From 04/29/2018 20:20
Just when Hip-Hop was producer-heavy (or had P Diddy dancing in videos), Mobb Deep drops this simplistic yet cutting album.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +1 votes (1 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
From 06/30/2017 17:08
R.I.P Prodigy. One of the best hip-hop albums from the 90s - and that says a lot!
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +1 votes (1 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
From 04/19/2016 04:44
I really wanted to like this because of its status as a classic, but I just don't hear what everyone else hears. The beats are great, very dark and threatening, but there's not enough variety to justify an hour run time. And Prodigy and Havoc have no stage presence whatsoever - I cannot remember a single line from this album. As for the subject matter: this gets a lot of credit for discussing the darker side of gang life, but I don't see what separates it from Illmstic or Ready To Die in terms of how "real" it sounds. In fact, I prefer Ready To Die with its whole "this life isn't great but it's my life and I like it" vibe. Plus Biggie is an interesting rapper...

So yeah, not terrible but too long and not memorable.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (2 helpful | 2 unhelpful)
From 07/13/2015 15:20
I'm not a big fan of gangsta but this is how it should be done. Bleak. Bit too bleak probably as I find this hard going to get through from start to finish as there is no let up in the mood. No chink of light getting in. Though Shook ones is quite probably in the top 20 or even 10 hip hop tracks ever. Stunning track right from the off.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +1 votes (1 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
From 12/27/2014 12:47
Walking along the streets of New York with all your homies, until the night dims down, that's where all the madness starts to happen.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +1 votes (1 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
From 06/04/2014 23:55
Straight up gangster. Lyrics are strong but the beats are super repetitive. It just all sounds the same.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +2 votes (3 helpful | 1 unhelpful)
From 05/18/2014 13:51
Temperature's Rising reminded me of one of the songs from Illmatic.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | -1 votes (0 helpful | 1 unhelpful)
From 01/04/2014 18:12
This is Hip-Hop at its rawest and most aggresive. I fell in love with this album at first sight. Shook Ones pt. II and Survival of the Fittest stands out for me. The flow of these two ghetto-boy's rap is unbelievable, and the production is sparse and transfixing, quite similar at times to the production of RZA, but more smooth.
"I'm gonna stab your brain with your nosebone."
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
From 01/08/2013 02:59
Rare for a rap album, I'm not sure there's a reference to a women through the entire album. Thats a sign of its greatness. The Infamous is 16 filler free tracks full of terror, as Mobb Deep tell stories that feel all to real. They pull no punches. They tell things the way they are and I felt like I was there with them while listening. The beats are simple, very similar to Enter the 36 chambers. Simply a masterpiece. One of the best albums of the 90s.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +3 votes (3 helpful | 0 unhelpful)

Please log in or register if you want to be able to add a comment

Your feedback for The Infamous...

Let us know what you think of this album by adding a comment or assigning a rating below!
Login or register to assign a rating or leave a comment for this album.
Best Albums of 1995
1. The Bends by Radiohead
2. (What's The Story) Morning Glory? by Oasis
3. Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness by The Smashing Pumpkins
4. Different Class by Pulp
5. Post by Björk
6. Liquid Swords by GZA
7. Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morissette
8. To Bring You My Love by PJ Harvey
9. Elliott Smith by Elliott Smith
10. The Infamous... by Mobb Deep
11. Wowee Zowee by Pavement
12. Maxinquaye by Tricky
13. Foo Fighters by Foo Fighters
14. Tragic Kingdom by No Doubt
15. Clouds Taste Metallic by The Flaming Lips
16. Garbage by Garbage
17. Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... by Raekwon
18. Symbolic by Death (Metal)
19. The Great Escape by Blur
20. Alien Lanes by Guided By Voices
Back to Top