Over a month back, T.R.O.Y. forum member serch4beatz discovered a download, originally provided by HipHopSite.com, to none other than Mobb Deep’s demo tape of The Infamous, now linked on HQHipHop.net (as it was ripped in 320 CBR).
Mobb Deep – The Infamous Demo Tape
01. Keepin’ It Real (Demo Version)
02. Paddyshop (Demo Version)
03. Right Back at You (Demo Version)
04. Q.U. Hectic (Demo Version)
05. Shook Ones Pt. 0 (Demo Version)
06. Temperature’s Rising (Demo Version)
07. It’s Alright With Me (Demo Version)
08. Lifestyles of the Infamous (Demo Version)
09. Trife Life (Demo Version)
“There was this one episode where they came up and they were rhyming over the World is Yours remix by NaS and whatever I say about it canâ€™t really convey it, but they just fucking killed it. To this day it was one of the most high impact moments on that radio show and both of them were kind of coming into their own as, not just as a good hip hop group, but as lyricists. Prodigy was sort of developing this really sinister, nihilistic vibe which he didnâ€™t have when he was younger, so his personality was growing as this was taking shape. People arenâ€™t really going to be able to hear it with me just talking about it.” ~ DJ Stretch Armstrong
Step then wondered if the freestyle mentioned by Stretch was already available online, to which aleph responded that it was the Thursday, July 7th, ’94 show (near the end of Side B) and Krisch added that it was also on Freestyle Frenzy Vol. II.