Mobb Deep and the Wu-Tang Clan both came up in the same era.
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For many years in the ’90s, the two groups were the star acts of Loud Records. So it’s not surprising to see Wu-Tang Clan be deeply affected by the death of Prodigy, one-half of Mobb Deep.
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Montreality caught up with the Wu-Tang Clan — more specifically, RZA, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, and U-God — recently backstage at a show. They talked about a number of interesting topics — including mumble rap and what New York City MCs they’re feeling — but the real interesting moments come when they started reminiscing about P.
RZA told a quick story about listening to some old Mobb Deep music:
“I remember driving in a van and Mobb Deep’s tape came out and Ol’ Dirty [Bastard] was bumping it…Ol’ Dirty was like ‘These young boys is fire!’”
Raekwon spoke a little bit about recording the masterpiece “Eye for a Eye (Your Beef Is Mines),” which was on the Mobb’s sophomore album The Infamous:
“I remember doing “Eye For an Eye” in Queensbridge and just being there wit’ him. Many moments, just gettin’ in the booth…That’s my family right there. I just want to send condolences out to his loved ones and immediate family. We’re going to hold his legacy down.”
Check out the entire video below.
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