Album: The Infamous Archives

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The Infamous Archives

Album details

Released: 13 March 2007
Length: 59:56
Label(s): StreetCore Music
Studio(s): Electric Lady Studios, New York, NY, USA
other studios information needed

Charts, Certifications & Awards

This album has not charted in the USA
This album has not received any certifications in the USA
This album has not received any awards in the USA

Singles released

  • None
The Infamous Archives is a compilation of mostly previously unreleased music by Mobb Deep. The album was released without their permission.

The album contains 24 songs recorded between the mid-ninties and 2006. Some of them, were included more or less officially on various mixtapes including Young Luv, from 1995. Young Luv was considered for their third album Hell On Earth but ultimately not included on it as the group did not get the permission by Prince to use a sample of If I Was Your Girlfriend. The Infamous Archives includes Thou Shall Not Kill which contains an uncredited contribution by Prince on keyboards. Snoop Dogg also appears on the track who coincidently also had a refusal from Prince to use a sample from one of his song (Snoop Dogg wanted to use The Time ‘s Gigolos Get Lonely Too for his 1998 song D.O.G.’s Get Lonely 2 (on his Da Game Is To Be Sold, Not To Be Told album).

Sessions and compiling

After Prince's passing, Mobb Deep's Havoc said that Prince happened to be in Electric Lady Studios in New York, NY, USA at the same time that Mobb Deep were recording, most likely in 1998 or 1999. When Havoc asked for his opinion on a work-in-progress beat (which ultimately became Thou Shall Not Kill), he just started jamming on a keyboard. Naturally, he walked out without even saying bye after he finished. Havoc kept in Prince’s contribution but didn’t tell anyone about it. The song was not included on Mobb Deep’s fourth studio album Murda Muzik released in 1999.


Since the compilation was released without the group’s approval, no specific promotion was made.

The album failed to chart.

Track listing

Details given for the Prince-related track only:

  • Disc 1:
  1. Everyday Gun Play
  2. First Day of Spring - featuring Tragedy Khadafi
  3. Untitled
  4. Rep the QBC- featuring Infamous Mobb
  5. Reach - featuring Chingy
  6. In the Long Run - featuring Ty Nitty
  7. Young Luv
  8. Block Life - featuring ACD
  9. Shit Hits the Fan - featuring Godfather
  10. Murderers - featuring E-Moneybags and Majesty
  11. Thou Shall Not Kill (4:19) 1 - featuring Snoop Dogg and Tray Dee
  12. Perfect Plot - featuring Big Noyd
  13. QB Meets Southside - featuring Sticky Fingaz and X-1
  14. How You Like Me Now - featuring Rah Digga
  • Disc 2:
  1. Cobra
  2. Mobb Run the Rap Game
  3. Gangstas Roll
  4. Bump That - featuring 50 Cent and Big Noyd
  5. My Priorities
  6. Backwards
  7. Gettin Moved On
  8. U Know We Don't Stop
  9. Rock With Us - featuring Busta Rhymes
  10. All Mine
  11. Never Talk - featuring Mike Delorean
  12. We Don't Love Them Hoes
  13. Make The Hits - featuring The Alchemist
  14. Baby Baby

This album has not been released in LP format.

1 Written by Havoc, Gerard McMahon and Mike Mainieri



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Additional Information

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