Black Mafia Life
Black Mafia Life
Studio album by Above the Law


2 February 1993


Late 1991-1992


The Edge Recording Studios (Torrance, California) and Audio Achievement (Torrance, California)


Hip hop, West Coast hip hop, gangsta rap, g-funk




Ruthless Records/Giant Records/Reprise Records


Above the Law, Cold 187um, Eric "Eazy-E" Wright (exec.)

Above the Law chronology


Vocally Pimpin' (1991)


Uncle Sam's Curse (1994)

Black Mafia Life is the second studio album by American hip hop group Above the Law, released in 1993 on Ruthless Records. Unlike on the group's previous releases, the album was produced completely by the group themselves. It features guest appearances from 2Pac, Eazy-E, MC Ren, Money-B and Kokane. The album was recorded in late 1991 and 1992, but its release was delayed due to issues with the group's original distributor, Epic Records, and Dr. Dre's departure from Ruthless.

The album peaked at #37 on the US Billboard 200, and #6 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. It received positive reviews from music critics. 

Group member and DJ Go Mack left the group after the release of the album.

Track listingEdit

All songs produced by Cold 187um and co-produced by Above the Law.

No. Title Performer(s) Time
1. "Black Triangle" - 1:50
2. "Never Missin' a Beat" Cold 187um 6:58
3. "Why Must I Feel Like That?" Cold 187um, KMG 4:08
4. "Commin' Up" Cold 187um, KMG 5:21
5. "Pimpology 101" Cold 187um, KMG 4:04
6. "Call It What You Want" Cold 187um, KMG, 2Pac, Money-B 4:33
7. "Harda U R tha Doppa U Faal" Cold 187um, KMG 4:49
8. "Game Wreck-Oniz-Iz Game" Cold 187um, KMG, Eazy-E, Kokane 5:12
9. "Pimp Clinic" Cold 187um, KMG 6:20
10. "V.S.O.P." Cold 187um, KMG 4:49
11. "Process of Elimination (Untouchakickamurdaqtion)" Cold 187um, KMG, MC Ren 5:56
12. "G's & Macaronies" Cold 187um, KMG 4:04
13. "G-rupies Best Friend" Cold 187um, KMG 5:30
14. "Mee vs. My Ego" Cold 187um, KMG 5:20
15. "Outro" - 2:21
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