Mobb Deep, also known as The Infamous Mobb Deep, is a hip hop duo made up of Havoc and Prodigy. Though only Havoc grew up in Queensbridge, (Prodigy is originally from Hempstead on Long Island) when the two joined forces Queensbridge became their homeground. They are perhaps most famous for their landmark album The Infamous, and for their accompanying hit single, "Shook Ones Pt. II".
Prodigy and Havoc met each other while attending the prestigious High School of Art and Design in Manhattan. Growing up in hostile environments and surrounded by poverty, drugs, and gang violence, Prodigy and Havoc attempted to express their life experiences through rapping. They released their first album, Juvenile Hell, in 1993. At a time when East Coast hip hop was dominated by the jazziness of A Tribe Called Quest and De La Soul, and the Afro-centric stylings of Brand Nubian and Public Enemy, their style of music eschewed the popular conscious hip hop of the time, and reflected the harsh climate of New York City in the late-1980s and early-1990s
years active 1992 – Present
origin Queensbridge, Queens music genre Hip hop music current members Havoc (musician)