Infamy (album)

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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
Amerikaz Nightmare
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]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Pray for Me" (featuring Lil' Mo) Havoc 3:22
2. "Get Away"   Ez Elpee 3:40
3. "Bounce"   Havoc 4:13
4. "Clap"   Havoc 4:53
5. "Kill That Nigga"   Havoc 3:47
6. "My Gats Spitting" (featuring Infamous Mobb) Havoc 4:34
7. "Handcuffs"   Havoc 3:34
8. "Hey Luv (Anything)" (featuring 112) Havoc 4:04
9. "The Learning (Burn)" (featuring Noyd and Vita) Havoc 4:17
10. "Live Foul"   Scott Storch 4:24
11. "Hurt Niggas" (featuring Noyd) Havoc 3:30
12. "Get At Me"   Alchemist 3:33
13. "I Won't Fall"   Scott Storch 4:20
14. "Crawlin'"   Havoc 4:07
15. "Nothing Like Home" (featuring Littles) Havoc 4:27
16. "There I Go Again / So Long" (featuring Ron Isley) Scott Storch 10:17


Get Away

Nothing Like Home

Get At Me

Album Singles[edit]

Single information
  • 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"