Friday the 24th. In April Sony Music celebrates the 25th anniversary of Mobb Deep’s album The Infamous with the release of a digitally enhanced edition of the revolutionary East Coast rap masterpiece available online. Infamous – 25th Anniversary Extended Version includes bonus tracks Shook Ones, Part I (original version) and mixes of Infamous Sessions on The Money (version 2) and Lifestyles Of The Infamous, now available digitally for the first time. The deluxe 25-year-old 12-vinyl version will be available later this year and will contain the original album in its entirety, as well as some rare mixes, alternative doubles and previously unreleased songs recorded in 1994 when the album was released.
Caffeine, the new broadcaster that creates and distributes live interactive content, has announced that it will launch a new service called Caffeine on Saturday 25 September. In April, at 4 p.m. (Pacific Time), a live special will be broadcast to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the album – the exact date of its release 25 years ago.
The event, which is part of the media partnership with The Source, will take place in Havoc, home of the legendary Mobb Deep, who will celebrate and immortalize the album with friends and fans. The broadcast will be broadcast live from the Havockas New York apartment.
When Prodigy and I started working on The Infamous, we just wanted to make good music – give the world a glimpse into our lives – create an audible image of Queensbridge so people could hear what we see every day. I think we were successful, because 25 years later a lot of people consider this album to be one of the biggest hip-hop albums of all time. So it is not only interesting to celebrate this event with Caffeine, because it is one of the best platforms for hip-hop and streaming content, but also revolutionary. Their agreement to work with a classic actor like Mobb Deep and celebrate our heritage is a testament to their commitment to using technology to build bridges between generations, so many have missed the boat. It’s also bittersweet because there’s no P next to me, Hawk said.
During the jubilee stream, fans can ask questions in the chat, participate in mafia quizzes and take a trip through the album’s history and its impact on hip-hop culture together with Havoc. Havoc will invite the staff and producers of The Infamous to tell anecdotes about the work on the album. In addition, the stream contains surprises, a preview of the upcoming documentary Mobb Deep, Mobb Deep’s participation in the tour and a tribute to the late Prodigy.