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Mobb Deep launches crowdfunding campaign for new album, stream “Taking You Off Here”

on January 30, 2014, 1:48pm

This year marks the 20th anniversary for Mobb Deep, and the duo of Havoc and Prodigy have quite the celebration lined up. In addition to an extensive US tour, the pair plan to release a ton of new and unreleased music. The two-disc The Infamous Mobb Deep will include 10 songs that comprise their eighth studio album, plus a digitally remastered version of their seminal sophomore LP, The Infamous, and 10 unreleased songs featuring the likes of Raekwon, Nas, and N.O.R.E. from the Infamous sessions.

In order to complete the release, Mobb Deep have launched a crowd-funding campaign via PledgeMusic. Standard pledges include a $15 download of the LP and behind-the-scenes pics of the album’s sessions, as well as the 10 unreleased tracks. CD orders are selling for $20 but more ambitious pledgers can also buy signed t-shirts and vinyl. The really big spenders can fork over $750 to participate in a “Lab Hang” with the entire Mobb Deep crew. If those offers aren’t expensive enough, $1,000 will buy a limited edition Infamous bike, and for a whopping $30,000, a fan can spit their own verse on a track. Pre-order your package at the album’s PledgeMusic page.

To coincide with the new LP announcement and its campaign, the duo has unveiled the album’s lead single, “Taking You Off Here”. It’s a sinister track with Prodigy and Havoc menacingly working in tandem, trading intimidating verses over a squealing synth loop. Listen in below (via Miss Info).

The Infamous Mobb Deep is due out sometime in April. In March, the duo kick off their 20th anniversary tour, which winds down in early May. Consult the full schedule below.

Mobb Deep 2014 Tour Dates:
03/26 – Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
03/27 – Washington, DC @ Howard Theatre
03/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
03/29 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
03/30 – Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
04/01 – Raleigh, NC @ Kings
04/02 – Jacksonville, FL @ Underbelly
04/03 – Miami, FL @ Bardot
04/04 – Tampa, FL @ Crowbar Live
04/05 – Atlanta, GA @ Star Bar
04/07 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
04/08 – New Orleans, LA @ The Parish
04/09 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s Upstairs
04/10 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
04/11 – Austin, TX @ The Parish
04/12 – El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace
04/15 – San Diego CA @ Casbah
04/16 – Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
04/17 – Oakland, CA @ The New Parish
04/18 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
04/19 – Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall
04/20 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
04/22 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
04/23 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux
04/24 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
04/25 – Aspen, CO @ Belly Up Aspen
04/26 – Denver, CO @ Cervantes’ Other Side
04/29 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
04/30 – St. Louis, MO @ The Old Rock House
05/02 – Chicago, IL @ Abbey Pub