Original member of Mobb Deep, Havoc, has announced he will be touring the UK alongside the group's longstanding collaborator Big Noyd. The concerts will almost exclusively feature the music of Mobb Deep. The duo will perform at Cargo in London on Sunday 23rd September and at Joshua Brooks in Manchester on Monday 24th September.
Mobb Deep are regarded as one of the defining New York hip hop acts of the 1990s, the group having consisted of Havoc and Prodigy. Prodigy sadly died in 2017, so these shows are the nearest that fans will ever get to seeing the classic duo.
Mobb Deep were known for their dark, hardcore delivery as heard on classic albums such as The Infamous (1995), Hell on Earth (1996) and Murda Muzik (1999). And though the duo were estranged for several years, they reconvened in 2014 for the critically acclaimed The Infamous Mobb Deep album.
One of the most successful rap duos in the history of hip hop, having sold over 3 million records, Mobb Deep's music remains pivotal for fans of classic mid 90s hip hop. MC Big Noyd, who accompanies Havoc on the tour, made his recording debut on Mobb Deep's track 'Stomp 'Em Out' from their 1993 debut album Juvenile Hell, but came to much wider acclaim following the release of The Infamous, thanks to the verses he contributed to 'Right Back At You' and 'Give Up the Goods (Just Step). He has appeared on all but one of Mobb Deep's albums.