Infamy (album)

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Infamy
Studio album by Mobb Deep
Released December 11, 2001 (US)
Recorded April–October 2001
Genre East Coast hip hop, Gangsta Rap
Length 71:53
Label Loud/Columbia/SME Records
CK 85889 (North America)
501642 (international)
Producer Havoc
Scott Storch
The Alchemist
Ez Elpee
Mobb Deep chronology
Murda Muzik
(1999)
Infamy
(2001)
Amerikaz Nightmare
(2004)
Singles from Infamy
  1. "Burn"
    Released: October 30, 2001
  2. "Hey Luv (Anything)"
    Released: January 2002
  3. "Get Away"
    Released: May 28, 2002
  4. "Pray for Me"
    Released: 2002
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly C+[2]
HipHopDX 4/5 stars[3]
Los Angeles Times 3/4 stars[4]
RapReviews 6.5/10[5]
Robert Christgau B−[6]
Vibe 3/5 stars[7]

Infamy is the fifth studio album by the American hip hop duo Mobb Deep. Infamy was released after Jay-Z dissed Mobb Deep and Nas on his song "Takeover," from Jay-Z's 2001 album, The Blueprint, which caused Prodigy to strike back on the Track "Crawlin'," in which he calls Jay a "female-ass nigga homo emcee." "H to the you know," calls Jay's retaliation of baby pictures weak and threatens him, calling him "scared". Despite containing the popular classics "The Learning (Burn)" and "Get Away", most fans felt that Prodigy's lyricism was weak in this album, especially when comparing to his classic lines in songs from previous albums.

Infamy has been certified for Gold-level sales, selling around 800,000 copies. The album has been moderately successful critically as well as commercially, getting good scores from The Source and HipHopDX, although it received lukewarm reviews from Allmusic and Rolling Stone magazine.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Producer(s) Performer(s) Duration
1 "Pray for Me" Havoc Havoc, Lil' Mo, Prodigy 3:22
2 "Get Away" Ez Elpee Havoc, Prodigy 3:40
3 "Bounce" Havoc Havoc, Prodigy 4:13
4 "Clap" Havoc Havoc, Prodigy 4:53
5 "Kill That Nigga" Havoc Havoc, Prodigy 3:47
6 "My Gats Spitting" Havoc Havoc, Infamous Mobb, Prodigy 4:34
7 "Handcuffs" Havoc Havoc 3:34
8 "Hey Luv (Anything)" Havoc 112, Havoc, Prodigy 4:04
9 "The Learning (Burn)" Havoc Big Noyd, Havoc, Prodigy, Vita 4:17
10 "Live Foul" Scott Storch Havoc, Prodigy 4:24
11 "Hurt Niggas" Havoc Havoc, Prodigy, Big Noyd 3:30
12 "Get At Me" Alchemist Havoc, Prodigy 3:33
13 "I Won't Fall" Scott Storch Havoc, Prodigy 4:20
14 "Crawlin'" Havoc Havoc, Prodigy 4:07
15 "Nothing Like Home" Havoc Havoc, Littles, Prodigy 4:27
16 "There I Go Again / So Long" Scott Storch Havoc, Johnson Sisters, Prodigy, Ronald Isley 10:17
17 "So Long" (Bonus Track) Havoc Havoc, Prodigy 3:24

Samples[edit]

Get Away

Nothing Like Home

Get At Me

Album Singles[edit]

Single information
"Burn"
  • Released: October 30, 2001
  • B-side:
"Hey Luv (Anything)"
  • Released: 2001
  • B-side:
"Get Away"
  • Released: May 28, 2002
  • B-side: "Hey Luv (Anything)"
"Pray for Me"
  • Released: 2002
  • B-side: "Clap"

Album Chart Positions[edit]

Year Album Chart positions
Billboard 200 Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums
2001 Infamy #22 #1

Singles Chart Positions[edit]

Year Song Chart positions
Billboard Hot 100 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Hot Rap Singles
2001 "Burn" #56 #14
"Hey Luv (Anything)" #58 #32
2002 "Get Away" #75
"Pray for Me"

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