“What You Rep, Thun?” Celebrate 15 Years of Prodigy’s ‘H.N.I.C.’

blame it on JES7 November 14, 2015

2015 is a landmark year for rap music.

A near infinite list of albums celebrated a remarkable twenty years, and this past Halloween marked the fifteenth anniversary for the release of two highly revered albums: OutKast’s Stankonia and JAY Z’s The Dynasty: Roc La Familia.

Today we can add another classic to that list: Prodigy‘s H.N.I.C.. Released on Nov. 14th, 2000, the album marked the first project where P would flex his production skills (his first foray into beat making was on “It’s Mine” off Mobb Deep’s Murda Muzik). In hindsight, those few tracks credited to Prodigy were pretty subpar.

But where Prodigy lacked in the production department, he definitely made up for with some of the illest bars heard on a rap album in 2000. The entire album was driven by the Alchemist, Havoc, Ez Elpee and Rockwilder’s signature sounds – plus contributions from Cormega, N.O.R.E. and Rappin’ Noyd.

Relive the album in this H.N.I.C. playlist below and let us know what favorite songs and memories you have of the album.