Temperature's Rising (song)
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|Single by Mobb Deep|
|from the album The Infamous|
|Released||July 19, 1995|
|Genre||Gangsta rap, East coast hip hop|
|Writer(s)||Kejuan Muchita, Albert Johnson, Kamaal Fareed, Patrice Rushen, Freddie Washington|
|Producer(s)||Q-Tip, Mobb Deep (co.)|
|Mobb Deep chronology|
"Temperature's Rising" is the third single from Mobb Deep's 2nd album, The Infamous. The song is in the form of a letter to an associate that is hiding from the police, who went by the name Killa Black, he was also the older brother of Havoc. Killa Black, according to Prodigy in his 2011 autobiography "My Infamous Life: The Autobiography of Mobb Deep's Prodigy", murdered a man over Walkman speakers, & Havoc hid Killa Black's gun in his basket of clothes. In the song, the narrator reveals that he is covering up evidence of his imprisoned friends' criminal actions, and speaks of his paranoia, fearing that the police are closing in on him. It contains a sample of "Where There Is Love" by Patrice Rushen.
A few years after the song was released, Killa Black committed suicide, in his mother's bathroom, from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head after coming home for the murder that is mentioned in the song. After being released, Killa Black became a Muslim.
There is a remix to the single, also produced by Q-Tip, that utilizes the same Patrice Rushen sample that is used on the album version. The original version of the song was produced by Mobb Deep.
- "Temperature's Rising" [Remix]
- "Temperature's Rising" [LP Version]
- "Give Up the Goods (Just Step)" [LP Version]
- "Give Up the Goods (Just Step)" [Instrumental]
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