Black Cocaine

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Black Cocaine
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EP by Mobb Deep
Released November 21, 2011
Recorded 2011
Genre Hip hop
Length 19:27
Label Infamous Records, RED Distribution
Producer Havoc, The Alchemist, Young Free, Beat Butcha
Mobb Deep chronology
The Safe Is Cracked
(2009)
Black Cocaine
(2011)
The Infamous Mobb Deep
(2014)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 61/100 [1]
Review scores
Source Rating
The A.V. Club C-[2]
AllHipHop 7/10[3]
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[4]
HipHopDX 3/5 stars[5]
Pitchfork Media 5.4/10[6]
Spin 7/10[7]

Black Cocaine is an extended play by hip hop duo Mobb Deep. It's the first project by the duo since Prodigy's release from prison, posing the prospects of another group album after a long hiatus. The project was announced by producer The Alchemist through his Twitter account.[8] The songs "Conquer", "Get It Forever" and "Waterboarding" were later featured as bonus tracks on their 2014 album The Infamous Mobb Deep.

Sales[edit]

The extended play sold 4,200 copies in its first week.[9] As of March 1, 2012 the EP has sold 15,100 copies in the US.

Track listing[edit]

Track listing confirmed by HipHopDX[10]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Dead Man Shoes" (featuring Bounty Killer) Beat Butcha 4:42
2. "Black Cocaine" The Alchemist 4:09
3. "Conquer" Havoc 3:23
4. "Get It Forever" (featuring Nas) The Alchemist 4:02
5. "Last Days" Young Free 3:13
6. "Waterboarding" (Limited Edition Bonus) The Alchemist 3:32
7. "Street Lights" (Limited Edition Bonus) (featuring Dion) J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League 4:23

Charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[11] 22
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[12] 33

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.metacritic.com/music/black-cocaine-ep/mobb-deep
  2. ^ Rabin, Nathan (November 29, 2011). "Mobb Deep: Black Cocaine". The A.V. Club. The Onion. Retrieved January 10, 2016. 
  3. ^ Garcia, Joe (November 22, 2011). "Album Review: Mobb Deep’s “Black Cocaine”". AllHipHop. Retrieved January 10, 2016.
  4. ^ Jeffries, David. "Black Cocaine EP - Mobb Deep". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved January 10, 2016. 
  5. ^ Cusenza, Michael (2011-11-28). "Mobb Deep - Black Cocaine EP". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2014-04-02. 
  6. ^ Cohen, Ian (January 11, 2012). "Mobb Deep: Black Cocaine EP". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved January 10, 2016. 
  7. ^ Reeves, Mosi (November 21, 2011). "Mobb Deep, 'Black Cocaine EP'". Spin. SpinMedia. Archived from the original on April 6, 2013. Retrieved January 10, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Twitter / Alchemist: Mobb Deep : The Black Cocaine EP". Twitter.com. 2011-09-25. Retrieved 2014-04-02. 
  9. ^ Jacobs, Allen (2011-11-30). "Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 11/27/2011". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2014-04-02. 
  10. ^ Horowitz, Steven J. (2011-10-19). "Mobb Deep Reveal Tracklist For "The Black Cocaine" EP, Features Nas". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2014-04-02. 
  11. ^ "Mobb Deep – Chart history" Billboard Independent Albums for Mobb Deep.
  12. ^ "Mobb Deep – Chart history" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for Mobb Deep.