“Shook Ones (Part II)” is the lead single from Mobb Deep’s 1995 album The Infamous. In 2010 Pitchfork Media included the song at number 25 on their Top 200 Tracks of the 90s. Rolling Stone magazine placed the song on its list of The 50 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs of All Time.
The song is a sequel to the group’s 1994 promotional single “Shook Ones”, with similar lyrics, but less profanity. The original song is featured on the b-side of some releases of “Shook Ones part II” and was also included on the international version of the group’s album Hell on Earth.
The song is told from the perspective of inner-city youths engaged in territorial warfare and struggling for financial gains.
Complex ranked “Shook Ones (Part II)” at #23 on their list of the 25 most violent rap songs of all time.
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