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on 28 December 2001
The album opens with whut is set to be a new thug anthem for 2002 with Pray for Me. Lil Mo adds a lil gangsta sound to the hook, with Prodigy spittin thug literature over a typically street beat from Havoc. Murda Muzik had the Quiet Storm remix, HNIC had YBE, Infamy has Bounce. A track aimed directly at the clubs, with a fittin title becuse it will be impossible not to bounce to this beat. After givin yaself neck-ache, Bounce is followed by, for me, the album's stand-out cut. Clap has Havoc producin another neck-snappin beat, with an addictive chorus n Prodigy spittin witty punchlines n straight thug verses in his immediately recognisble voice, Hav even puts in one of his best verses on the track. The album even finds room for 112 to put a hook in on Hey Luv. P n Hav get real for a minute n tells it how it is with a gyrl rather than actin fake about how many lydeez he's laid in the past week. Slim's high-vocals wail across the track n make it flow like he wuz made for Havoc's production. The result of puttin the hottest act in R'n'B with arguably the hottest act in Hip Hop is a track which will keep both the thug's and their boo alike happy. But don't think the Mobb are startin to go soft, Hey Luv is followed up by one of the hardest cuts on the album thats been burnin up the radio and my top 10 recently, with The Learning (Burn). Havoc lays down a hard-hittin beat with Noyd lendin a verse as always n Vita from Murder Inc puts down the chorus, as Prodigy spits fire at Jay-Z. Shots are also fired at Jigga on Crawlin, tho this time much more direct...and mkes references to the infamous incident of Jay-Z puttin the baby pictures of Prodigy on a screen at Summer Jam. The track is typical grimey Mobb anthem. The head noddin beats carry on throughout the album on one of the albums stand-out cuts, Live Foul, Hurt Niggas, nd on the club joint, Handcuffs. Other stand-out cuts include There I Go Again with Ron Isley croonin the hook in his tell-tale voice like only he can. A nd no classic album would be complete the retrospective cut, in this case, Nothing Like Home, featurin new-comer first heard on the 41st side compiltion, Littles.
From track 1 to the bonus track at the end of the album, Infamy is straight, raw, hard-hittin, grimey hip hop, just like it should be