That’s some fine detective work! I would certainly agree that this album has not seen the light of day. That is, I would, if I hadn’t downloaded the tracks myself on soulseek from Good2YourEarhole.
There’s a whole album (whose authenticity I have no reason to doubt) with the following tracks, listed as being from 2012:
The Emperor Don’t Have no Clones
You take the Blame
Pleasure and Pain
Slaves To the System
Crush On U
Red Hot Mama 2012
P Jam Sandwich
tracks 2 and 5 are instrumentals, and track 5 is live. It’s possible that whoever got a hold of these just named the songs themselves.
There’s also a set of songs from an album called “The emperor has no clones”, supposedly the 2010 demos or working tracks to the album.
So Blue Without You
All for One / The Freebies
Flirt (alt again)
Fried all Day
I listened to them, was satisfied that it is indeed the Funk Mob, and then googled for more info. I found a couple of the same references that you did - enough to conclude that this album either is, was, or was supposed to be, a thang.
Hopefully @MichaelClipPayne can fill us in!