Affiliated with Mobb Deep since ‘93, QB native Big Noyd seems like he;s finally ready to step out from behind the shadow of the Infamous’ Mobb. With M.O.P.‘s Lil’ Fame on board to executive-produce, Noyd will release his third album, Illustrious, this winter. On the album’s first street single, Noyd brings high energy to his verses while maintaining the dark edge that has caused So Much Trouble. To help set the mood is a reggae hook, courtesy of Serani, and a piano-synth beat via Prince & Machavelli . Illustrious will be released January 22nd on Koch Records.