Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer
Recently, the Rock the Bells 2011 concert took place and Mobb Deep performed their classic album, The Infamous. The album was originally released in 1995. During his interview with Reebok, Prodigy revealed the album was inspired by his grandfather's jazz collection.
Prodigy said his grandfather was Budd Johnson, a famous jazz musician. When his grandfather died, he left his jazz collection to Prodigy. Prodigy revealed both The Infamous and their debut album, Juvenile Hell, were inspired by the jazz collection.
While working on those albums, both Havoc and Prodigy made beats. However, as time went on, Havoc focused more on the beats and Prodigy took over the rhymes. Havoc was already a good rapper, so Prodigy focused on getting his game up, too.