Earlier this month Mobb Deep announced a new studio album and accompanying tour, and today they drop the first track from said project. “Taking You Off Here” is pretty much signature Mobb Deep, a sinister slice of New York grit laced with a broken drum break. Some great lines in there from Prodigy, as can only be expected. The track comes off their upcoming The Infamous Mobb Deep double LP, which will include one album of modern Mobb Deep dirt, and another taken from digitally remastered outtakes of their landmark 1995 Infamous album. Confused? Understandably, that’s a lotta “Infamous” titles. As they explain:

“It comes with a bonus ten songs that we made in 1994 when we were creating the Infamous album that never made the album. We recently just found those old songs, and there’s verses on there from Ghostface, Raekwon, from me, N.O.R.E., the whole team, that was never heard before, that was never released. Certain skits.

I would just say, our signature sound is a dark, sinister-type of sound. There’s certain things we’re going through in our lives right now, [and] the lyrics are just up to date. Everything that we’re saying is going on right now. Each album is like that, it’s a time capsule of that time period. So now in 2014, you’re gonna hear what we’re going through in our lyrics, what’s going through our head as grown men.”

Give a listen to “Taking You Off Here” below, and be on the lookout for Mobb Deep hitting your town in a tour that will take them through May. Enjoy…

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