Hip-hop group that hails from the Queensbridge projects in Queens, New York, and is affiliated with Mobb Deep. Its members are Twin Gambino, Ty Nitty, and G.O.D.-Father Pt. 3.
Infamous Mobb followed the precedent established by fellow Queensbridge rappers Nas and Mobb Deep. The latter introduced the trio -- comprised of Ty Nitty, Gambino, and Godfather, Pt. 3 -- on Hell on Earth (1996) and Murda Muzik (1998); however, Infamous Mobb didn't release their debut album until 2002, after guest appearances on DJ Muggs' second Soul Assassins album and Nas' QB Finest collection.
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Infamous Mobb, also known as IM3, is a hip hop group from Queensbridge in Queens, New York, composed of members Tye Nitty, Twinz Gambino, and Godfather Lieutenant.!. the III. They are an integral part of the Queensbridge hip hop scene, which includes rappers like Nas, Cormega and Mobb Deep, and began with the Juice Crew. Friends since childhood, Infamous Mobb members Godfather Lieutenant.!. the III, Tye Nitty, Twinz Gambino and Twin Scarface all grew up on Queensbridge's 41st side 21st Street. Gambino and Scarface were twin brothers; Twin Scarface died in a car crash in late 1996.
Infamous Mobb first appeared in 1994 on Mobb Deep's Demo Cuts mixtape for their 1995 album, The Infamous, although they were only included in the prelude skits on the final album.
They next appeared rapping on Mobb Deep's following 1996 album Hell on Earth. They also appeared on Murda Muzik and Infamy, as well as many mixtapes. The group also appeared on Nas' QB Finest compilation album as well as DJ Muggs's first Soul Assassins album.
Their debut album, Special Edition, was not released until 2002; it features extensive production by The Alchemist. The album was released on Infamous Mobb's own IM3 label and distributed by Landspeed Records.
In 2004, the group released Blood Thicker Than Water Vol. 1. This album was also released on the IM3 label, but this time through Monopolee Records. A second version of the album was released which included a bonus DVD. The DVD includes Infamous Mobb music videos as well as in-depth interviews with some of the group's Queensbridge affiliates.
There is some confusion among fans and media about the similar names of Infamous Mobb and Mobb Deep. Both groups are from Queensbridge; Mobb Deep released an album in 1995 titled The Infamous, and Infamous Mobb debuted on Mobb Deep's following album, Hell on Earth.
In 2007 Infamous Mobb split to work on their solo careers. In 2008 Twin Gambino changed his stage name to Big Twins. In 2009 they did a collaboration track with the Italian rap group Club dogo on their album Dogocrazia. The track was called "Infamous Gang".