In Hip Hop History Today “Mobb Deep released the single Survival Of The Fittest” May 30, 1995

“Survival of the Fittest” is the second single from Mobb Deep’s The Infamous album. The song was the duo’s second hit single from the album, following “Shook Ones Pt. II”. The track peaked at #69 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts and hit the Top 10 on the Hot Rap Singles chart. The song is similar to “Shook Ones Pt. II” in sound and content, featuring a dark piano loop, sampled from The Barry Harris Trio and Al Cohn’s “Skylark” and gritty street narratives, and also uses the chorus from that song in a verse. Watch “Survival Of The Fittest” above.

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