* * * 1/2 Mobb Deep, “The Infamous,” RCA. Mobb Deep’s Prodigy and Havoc may be the toughest young force in hip-hop. Songs such as “Survival of the Fittest” employ a mosaic of slow, stealthy beats that rarely lets in any melodic light. Add the duo’s dark poetic talents, and the result is tracks that will make you squirm.
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