Mobb Deep’s influence has extended to some unlikely places. A few days before celebrating the 20th anniversary of their classic album The Infamous, Prodigy and Havoc are holding court at a small asian eatery in New York’s East Village called Baohaus. Between menus and scalding hot pipes the walls are decorated with jerseys for sale inscribed with “The Infamous Baohaus,” inspired by the cover art for their album (which in turn is inspired by the signs for their native Queensbridge Houses). It makes more sense when you realize that Baohuas is owned by chef, restaurateuer and hip-hop head Eddie Huang, who’s memoire “Fresh Off The Boat” is now a sitcom on ABC.
So between bites of savory sticky buns P and Hav took a trip down memory lane and WatchLOUD was invited along. Watch our exclusive videos where the duo talks about the insane number of people who have sampled Mobb Deep lyrics from The Infamous and more in their songs (over 500 and counting) and the influence of their mentor Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest.