Murda Muzik

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Murda Muzik
Studio album by Mobb Deep
Released April 27, 1999 (US)
Recorded 1997-1998
Genre East Coast hip hop
Label Loud/Columbia
CK 63715 (North America)
496101 (international)
Producer Havoc
Alchemist
Prodigy
T-mix
Epitome Shamello Buddah
Jonathan Williams
Mobb Deep chronology
Hell On Earth
(1996)
Murda Muzik
(1999)
Infamy
(2001)
Singles from Murda Muzik
  1. "Quiet Storm"
    Released: March 14, 1999
  2. "It's Mine"
    Released: August 31, 1999
  3. "U.S.A. (Aiight Then)"
    Released: March 21, 2000
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly C+[2]
RapReviews 8.5/10[3]
Robert Christgau B−[4]

Murda Muzik is the fourth studio album by the American hip hop duo Mobb Deep, which was released in April 27, 1999. It features one of the group's best-known and most acclaimed songs, "Quiet Storm." It is also the duo's most commercially successful album to date, for shipping over 1 million copies and was certified Platinum by the RIAA, debuting at #3 on the Billboard 200 charts. Murda Muzik also garnered positive reviews from The Source and Allmusic, among others. A censored version of the album, titled Mobb Muzik, was released simultaneously.[5]

In October 2013, the album was certified 2x Platinum by the RIAA for shipments of two million copies.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Producer(s) Performer (s) Time
1 "Intro" Ronald Reagan 0:44
2 "Streets Raised Me" Havoc Big Noyd, Havoc, Prodigy, Chinky 4:33
3 "What's Ya Poison" Havoc Cormega, Havoc, Prodigy 3:45
4 "Spread Love" Havoc Havoc, Prodigy 4:04
5 "Let A Ho Be A Ho" Havoc Havoc 3:35
6 "I'm Going Out" Havoc Havoc, Lil' Cease, Prodigy 3:45
7 "Allustrious" Havoc Havoc, Prodigy 4:09
8 "Adrenaline" Havoc Havoc, Prodigy 4:42
9 "Where Ya From" T-mix 8Ball, Havoc, Prodigy 4:02
10 "Quiet Storm" Havoc Havoc, Prodigy 4:25
11 "Where Ya Heart At" Havoc Havoc, Prodigy 4:27
12 "Noyd Interlude" Big Noyd 0:19
13 "Can't Fuck Wit" Havoc Havoc, Prodigy, Raekwon 4:12
14 "Thug Muzik" The Alchemist Chinky, Infamous Mobb, Prodigy 4:34
15 "Murda Muzik" Havoc Havoc, Prodigy 4:11
16 "The Realest" The Alchemist Havoc, Kool G Rap, Prodigy 4:27
17 "U.S.A. (Aiight Then)" Epitome, Shamello, Buddah Havoc, Prodigy 4:04
18 "It's Mine" Havoc Havoc, Nas, Prodigy 4:24
19 "Quiet Storm (Remix)" Havoc Havoc, Lil' Kim, Prodigy 4:04

Samples[edit]

Intro

  • "Crime Inc. Theme" by Giles Swayne
  • contains an excerpt from a speech of Ronald Reagan[6]

Adrenaline

Where Ya Heart At

It's Mine

Quiet Storm

The Realest

I'm Going Out

Thug Muzik

What's Ya Poison

Where Ya From

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
position
Billboard 200 #3
Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums #2
Top Canadian Albums #6

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