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Mobb Deep’s first rap name as a duo was Poetical Prophets

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Before Queensbridge duo Mobb Deep (Prodigy and Havoc) was famously known as Mobb Deep, they were originally known as Poetical Prophets

The East Coast rappers both met at New York’s High School of Art and Design, where they both attended. The two would team up and start rapping under Poetical Prophets. They then changed their name to Mobb Deep and sign to 4th & B’way Records.

In 1993, Mobb Deep released their Hell with production from and Large Professor. In 1995, they released their second studio album, The Infamous, on Loud Records which would solidify them thanks to their successful single “Shook Ones Pt. II”

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