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1997
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The Album is the first and only studio album by American hip hop supergroup The Firm. It was released on October 21, 1997 by Aftermath Entertainment, Interscope Records, Def Jam Recordings and Columbia Records. The project was created by rapper Nas, his manager Steve Stoute and producers Dr. Dre and Trackmasters, who came up with the idea of forming a hip hop supergroup.

After coming together on the track Affirmative Action from Nas‘ 1996 album It Was Written, Nas, AZ, Foxy Brown, and Nature (who replaced Cormega) formed The Firm and released their only album through Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment in 1997. Dre and the Trackmasters handled the majority of the album’s production and they looked to continue the commercial success of It Was Written.

Their debut album was the group's only release and they disbanded in 1999 with each member continuing their solo careers. The Firm's origins lie in the recording of Nas's studio album It Was Written (1996), which included a collaboration on the song "Affirmative Action" with East Coast-based rappers AZ, Cormega, and Foxy Brown. The supergroup was a project created by rapper Nas, his manager Steve Stoute, West Coast-based rapper and producer Dr. Dre, and production team the Trackmasters. Nas' and Dr. Dre's participation in the group furthered speculation by fans and critics that the two artists were losing their creativity and appeal

Album, 1985, WEA, Atlantic Records. The Firm Talks Business - Exclusive Interview. Album, 1986, Warner Music Group, Atlantic Records. 1. Questions & Answers (Unbanded). 2. Answers Only (Banded).

The Album - Студийный альбом от The Firm. Вышел 21 октября 1997г. В альбом вошло 18 треков. Продолжительность альбома: 53:04. The Firm - Five Minutes to Flush (4 In the Morning Variation). The Firm - Five Minutes To Flush (Instrumental) HQ. Dr. Dre - Five Minutes To Flush feat. The Firm - The Detox Chroniclez Vol. 7. AZ (DAE) - 13 Five minutes to flush. the firm - Five Minutes To Flush - Street Beat Vol. 007. Dr Dre-Five Minutes To Flush (1997).

the album The Album is a concept album that revolves around the themes of mafia and "gangsta" lifestyle The songs on the album were mainly produced by Dr Dre, Chris "The Glove" Taylor and Trackmasters as Poke and Tone, and feature guest vocals from Pretty Boy, Wizard, Canibus, Dawn Robinson, Noriega and Half-a-Mill. "US&titel The+Album&cat a Dutchchartsnl – The Firm US – The Album" in Dutch Hung Medien Retrieved May 15, 2016.

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1 Intro 0:47
2 Firm Fiasco
Guitar – Sean CruseKeyboards – Camara Kambon, Dr. DreMixed By – Dr. DrePerformer – AZ, Foxy Brown, NasProducer – Glove*, Dr. DreRecorded By, Engineer [Mix] – Richard Huredia*Written-By – A. Young*, A. Cruz*, C. Taylor*, I. Marchand*, N Jones*
4:28
3 Phone Tap Intro 0:35
4 Phone Tap
Double Bass [Upright Bass] – Mike ElizondoGuitar – Sean CruseKeyboards – Camara KambonMixed By – Dr. DrePerformer – AZ, Dr. Dre, Nas, Nature Producer – Glove*, Dr. DreRecorded By, Engineer [Mix] – Richard Huredia*Written-By – A. Young*, A. Cruz*, C. Taylor*, J. Baxter*, N. Jones*
3:46
5 Executive Decision
Drum Programming – Curt GowdyMixed By – Poke And Tone, Rich TravaliPerformer – AZ, Nas, Nature Producer – Curt Gowdy, Poke And ToneRecorded By – Ken "Duro" IfillWritten-By – A. Cruz*, J. Olivier*, J. Baxter*, N. Jones*, R. Pimentel*, S. Barnes*
3:43
6 Firm Family
Bass – Mike ElizondoFlute – Jerry Moore Guitar – Sean CruseKeyboards – Camara KambonMixed By – Dr. DrePerformer – Dr. Dre, Nature Producer – Glove*, Dr. DreRecorded By, Engineer [Mix] – Richard Huredia*Vocals [Additional] – Traci NelsonWritten-By – A. Goodman*, H. Ray*, J. Baxter*, R. Vick*, S. Robinson*Written-By [Sexy Mama] – A. Goodman*, H. Ray*, S. Robinson*
4:00
7 Firm All Stars
Mixed By – Poke And Tone, Rich TravaliPerformer – Foxy Brown, Pretty Boy Producer, Drum Programming – Poke And ToneRecorded By – Ken "Duro" IfillWritten-By – I. Marchand*, J. Olivier*, S. Barnes*
3:20
8 Fuck Somebody Else Intro
Producer [Good Time] – Chris Taylor aka Glove*, RC, Ruben CruzWritten-By [Good Time] – Chris Taylor aka Glove*, RC, Ruben Cruz
1:19
9 Fuck Somebody Else
Backing Vocals – Barbara Wilson, Danette Wilson*, Dorthy Coleman*Bass – Mike ElizondoEngineer [Assistant] – Scott Kieklak, Trini AlvarezKeyboards – Glove*Mixed By – Dr. DrePerformer – Foxy BrownProducer – Glove*, Dr. DreRecorded By, Engineer [Mix] – Richard Huredia*Vocals [Additional] – Traci NelsonWritten-By – K. Gamble & L. Huff*, I. Marchand*Written-By [You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else] – K. Gamble, L. Huff*
4:23
10 Hardcore
Mixed By – Poke And Tone, Rich TravaliPerformer – Foxy Brown, NasProducer, Drum Programming – Poke And ToneRecorded By – Ken "Duro" IfillWritten-By – I. Marchand*, J. Olivier*, J. Harris III & T. Lewis*, N. Jones*, S. Barnes*Written-By [Encore] – J. Harris III, T. Lewis*
4:10
11 Untouchable
Engineer – Richard Huredia*Performer – Wizard Producer – Dr. Dre, Mel-ManWritten-By – M. Bradford*, N. Jones*
1:13
12 Five Minutes To Flush Intro 0:45
13 Five Minutes To Flush
Backing Vocals – Roger TroutmanBass – Mike ElizondoKeyboards – Camara KambonKeyboards [Additional] – Glove*Mixed By – Dr. DrePerformer – Nature Producer – Chris "The Glove" Taylor, Dr. DreRecorded By, Engineer [Mix] – Richard Huredia*Written-By – A. Young*, J. Hutchins*, J. Baxter*, J. Fletcher*, L. Smith*Written-By [Five Minutes Of Funk] – J. Hutchins*, J. Fletcher*, L. Smith*
4:43
14 Desperados Intro 0:29
15 Desperados
Drum Programming – Curt GowdyMixed By – Poke And Tone, Rich TravaliPerformer – AZ, Canibus, Nature Performer [Dune] – Waisis Diop*Producer – Curt Gowdy, Poke And ToneRecorded By – Ken "Duro" IfillWritten-By – A. Cruz*, G. Williams*, J. Olivier*, J. Baxter*, R. Pimentel*, S. Barnes*, W. Diop*Written-By [Dune] – W. Diop*
4:30
16 Firm Biz
Bass – Mike ElizondoFeaturing, Backing Vocals – Dawn RobinsonKeyboards – Keith WinfieldMixed By – Dr. Dre, Richard Huredia*Performer – AZ, Foxy Brown, NasProducer, Drum Programming – L.E.S.Recorded By – Ken "Duro" Ifill, Kevin Parker, Richard Huredia*Saxophone – Jerry Moore Trombone – Ken Mengle, Scott Huges*Trumpet – Ron BlakeWritten-By – A. McGrier*, T. Brockert*, A. Cruz*, I. Marchand*, L. Lewis*, N. Jones*Written-By [Square Biz] – A. McGrier*, T. Brockert*
3:24
17 I'm Leaving
Mixed By – Poke And Tone, Rich TravaliPerformer – Nature , Noriega*Producer, Drum Programming – Poke And ToneRecorded By – Ken "Duro" IfillWritten-By – J. Olivier*, J. Baxter*, S. Barnes*, V. Santiago*
3:31
18 Throw Your Guns
Mixed By – Ken "Duro" Ifill, Poke And TonePerformer – AZ, Half-A-Mil*Producer, Drum Programming – Poke And ToneRecorded By – Ken "Duro" IfillWritten-By – A. Cruz*, J. Wardlaw*, J. Olivier*, S. Barnes*
3:58

Companies, etc.

  • Record Company – Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
  • Record Company – Don Pooh Entertainment
  • Record Company – Violator Records
  • Record Company – Def Jam Recordings
  • Manufactured By – Sony Music – S0148907110-0101
  • Distributed By – Sony Music
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Aftermath Entertainment
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Interscope Records
  • Copyright (c) – Aftermath Entertainment
  • Copyright (c) – Interscope Records
  • Published By – Ain't Nuthin' Goin' On But Fu-kin'
  • Published By – WB Music Corp.
  • Published By – Hard Workin' Black Folks Publishing
  • Published By – Ciara June Music
  • Published By – Ill Will Music, Inc.
  • Published By – Zomba Enterprises, Inc.
  • Published By – Life's A Bitch Music
  • Published By – EMI April Music Inc.
  • Published By – Pork Music
  • Published By – Black Ed Music Publishing
  • Published By – Infidibulator, Inc.
  • Published By – Slamuwell Productions
  • Published By – Jelly's Jams LLC
  • Published By – 12 & Under Music
  • Published By – Jumping Bean Songs LLC
  • Published By – City Housing Publishing
  • Published By – Gambi Music
  • Published By – Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
  • Published By – Flyte Tyme Tunes
  • Published By – Mel-Man Publishing
  • Published By – Funk Groove Music Publishing Co.
  • Published By – Timbertrace
  • Published By – PolyGram International Publishing, Inc.
  • Published By – Mawkeens Music
  • Published By – Jobete Music Co., Inc.
  • Published By – McNella Music
  • Published By – Suite 1202 Music
  • Published By – Jose Luis Gotcha Music
  • Published By – Half Mil Publishing
  • Published By – Straight Shot
  • Produced For – Track Masters Entertainment Inc.
  • Produced For – Total Package Productions, Inc.
  • Recorded At – Criteria Recording Studios
  • Recorded At – Crescent Moon Studios
  • Recorded At – Record One, Los Angeles
  • Recorded At – Doppler Studios
  • Mixed At – Record One, Los Angeles
  • Mixed At – Dre's Crib
  • Designed At – Designskilz

Credits

  • A&R [A&R Asssistant] – Anton Marchand, Larry Chatman, Sandra Zuniga
  • Art Direction – Daven Baptiste
  • Coordinator [Production Coordinator] – Gretchen Anderson, L'oreal Coppedge*
  • Creative Director – Kirdis Tucker
  • Design – Eldren Hughes
  • Executive-Producer – Nas Escobar*, Steve "Commissioner" Stoute*
  • Other [Hair For Foxy Brown] – Avrail Rondon
  • Other [Hair] – Lenny Hansen
  • Other [Make-Up] – Mark Hails
  • Other [Stylist] – June Ambrose / Mode Squad
  • Photography By – Doug Ordway
  • Producer [Album Producer] – Chris "Glove" Taylor*, Gowdy*, L.E.S., Mel-Man
  • Producer [Album Supervising Producer] – Dr. Dre, Trackmasters
  • Producer [Associate Producer] – Damien Blyden*, Don Pooh, Tracy Waples*
  • Product Manager – Evan Strauss

Notes

"Firm Fiasco" published by Ain't Nuthin' Going On But F*****g/WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)Hard Working Black Folks Music Publishing/Ciara June Music Publishing/WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)/Ill Will Music/Zomba Enterprises, Inc. (ASCAP)/Life's A Bitch Music/EMI April Music, Inc. (ASCAP)/Pork Music (ASCAP).
Recorded at Criteria Studios.
Mixed at Record One.

"Phone Tap" published by Ain't Nuthin' Going On But F*****g/WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)Hard Working Black Folks Music Publishing/Ciara June Music Publishing/WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)/Ill Will Music/Zomba Enterprises, Inc. (ASCAP)/Black Ed Music Publishing (ASCAP)/Life's A Bitch Music/EMI April Music, Inc. (ASCAP).
Recorded at Crescent Moon Studios/Record One.
Mixed at Dre's Crib.

"Executive Decision" produced for Track Masters Entertainment, Inc.
Published by Infidibulator Music (BMI)/Ill Will Music/Zomba Enterprises (ASCAP)/Life's A Bitch Music/EMI April Music, Inc. (ASCAP)/Black Ed Music Publishing (ASCAP)/Slamuwell Productions/Jelly's Jams, LLC (ASCAP)/ 12 & Under Music/Jumping Bean Songs, LLC (BMI).
Drum Programming and mixed for Track Masters Entertainment, Inc.

"Firm Family" published by Black Ed Music Publishing (ASCAP)/City Housing Publishing (BMI)/Gambi Music Co. (BMI).
Recorded at Criteria Studios/Record One.
Mixed at Record One.
Contains an interpolation of "Sexy Mama" (H. Ray, A. Goodman, S. Robinson) Gambi Music Co. (BMI).

"Firm All Stars" produced for Track Masters Entertainment, Inc.
Published by Slamuwell Productions/Jelly's Jams, LLC (ASCAP)/ 12 & Under Music/Jumping Bean Songs, LLC (BMI)/Pork Music (ASCAP).
Drum Programming and mixed for Track Masters Entertainment, Inc.

"Fuck Somebody Else" published by Pork Music (ASCAP)/Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Co. (BMI).
Recorded at Criteria Studios/Record One.
Mixed at Dre's Crib.
Contains an interpolation of "You Gonna make Me Love Somebody Else" (K. Gamble, L. Huff) Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Co. (BMI).
Intro contains "Good Time" written and produced by Chris Taylor aka Glove and Ruben Cruz aka RC.

"Hardcore" produced for Track Masters Entertainment, Inc.
Published by Slamuwell Productions/Jelly's Jams, LLC (ASCAP)/ 12 & Under Music/Jumping Bean Songs, LLC (BMI)/Pork Music (ASCAP)/Ill Will Music/Zomba Enterprises, Inc. (ASCAP)/EMI-April Music, Inc. (ASCAP)/Flyte Tyme Tunes (ASCAP) (as admin. by EMI-April Music, Inc.)
Drum Programming and mixed for Track Masters Entertainment, Inc.
Contains an interpolation of "Encore" (J. Harris III, T. Lewis) EMI-April Music, Inc. (ASCAP)/Flyte Tyme Tunes (ASCAP) (as admin. by EMI-April Music, Inc.)

"Untouchable" published by Mel-Man Publishing (ASCAP)/Ill Will Music/Zomba Enterprises, Inc. (ASCAP).
Recorded at Crescent Moon Studios.
Mixed at Dre's Crib.

"Five Minutes To Flush" published by Black Ed Music Publishing (ASCAP)/Ain't Nuthin' Going On But F*****g/WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)/Zomba Enterprises, Inc./Funk Groove Music, (as administered by Zomba Enterprises, Inc.) (ASCAP).
Recorded at Criteria Studios/Record One.
Mixed at Record One.
Background Vocals: Roger Troutman & Talk Box
Contains an interpolation of "Five Minutes Of Funk" (J. Fletcher, L. Smith, J. Hutchins) Zomba Enterprises, Inc./Funk Groove Music, (as administered by Zomba Enterprises, Inc.) (ASCAP).

"Desperados" produced for Track Masters Entertainment, Inc.
Published by Infidibulator Music (BMI)/Timbertrace Publishing (ASCAP)/Life's A Bitch Music/EMI April Music, Inc. (ASCAP)/Black Ed Music Publishing (ASCAP)/Slamuwell Productions/Jelly's Jams, LLC (ASCAP)/ 12 & Under Music/Jumping Bean Songs, LLC (BMI)/PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. (ASCAP).
Drum Programming and mixed for Track Masters Entertainment, Inc.
Contains a sample from "Dune" (W. Diop) PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. (ASCAP) as recorded by Waisis, courtesy of Barclay France.

"Firm Biz" produced for Total Package Productions/Track Masters Entertainment, Inc.
Published by Mawkeens Music (ASCAP)//Ill Will Music/Zomba Enterprises, Inc. (ASCAP)//Life's A Bitch Music/EMI April Music, Inc. (ASCAP)/Pork Music (ASCAP)/Jobete Music Co., Inc. (ASCAP)/McNella Music (ASCAP).
Drum Programming for Total Package Productions.
Recorded at Record One/Doppler Studios.
Mixed at Record One.
Contains an interpolation of "Square Biz" (A. McGrier, T. Brockert) Jobete Music Co., Inc. (ASCAP)/McNella Music (ASCAP).

"I'm Leaving" produced for Track Masters Entertainment, Inc.
Slamuwell Productions/Jelly's Jams, LLC (ASCAP)/ 12 & Under Music/Jumping Bean Songs, LLC (BMI)/Black Ed Music Publishing (ASCAP)/Suite 1202 Music/Jose Luis Gotcha Music (BMI).
Drum Programming and mixed for Track Masters Entertainment, Inc.

"Throw Your Guns" produced for Track Masters Entertainment, Inc.
Slamuwell Productions/Jelly's Jams, LLC (ASCAP)/ 12 & Under Music/Jumping Bean Songs, LLC (BMI)/Life's A Bitch Music/EMI April Music, Inc. (ASCAP)/Half Mil Publishing (BMI)/Straight Shot (ASCAP).
Drum Programming and mixed for Track Masters Entertainment, Inc.

Creative Direction for Aftermath Entertainment
Art Direction for Designskilz, Westwood, CA
Design for Designskilz

Nas Escobar appears courtesy of Columbia Records
Fox Brown appears courtesy of Violator Records, LLC.
AZ appears courtesy of Noo Tyrbe[sic]/Virgin Records
Nature appears courtesy of Trackmasters Entertainment
Dr. Dre appears courtesy of Aftermath Entertainment
Noriega appears courtesy of Penalty Records
Canibus appears courtesy of Group Home Entertainment/Universal Records, A Universal Music Company

℗ & © 1997 Aftermath Entertainment/Interscope Records
Distribution Sony Music
Made in Austria

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 099748 907127
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5099748907127
  • Label Code: LC 0162
  • Other (Distribution Code): CB 791
  • Other (Distribution Code): CDC
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): Sony Music S0148907110-0101 11 A4
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): Sony Music S0148907110-0101 11 A13
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1 & 2): IFPI L551
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 945Q
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 94F5
  • Rights Society: SACEM
  • Rights Society: SDRM
  • Rights Society: BIEM
  • Other (Internal Code): 01-489071-10

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
XPR 2377, 31-002377-20 The Firm The Album Sampler ‎(2xLP, Album, Promo) Columbia, Aftermath Entertainment XPR 2377, 31-002377-20 UK 1997
CK 91173 The Firm The Album ‎(CD, Album) Columbia CK 91173 Canada 1997
INT8P-6271 The Firm The Album ‎(2xLP, Album, Promo) Aftermath Entertainment, Interscope Records INT8P-6271 US 1997
31-002384-20, XPR 2384 The Firm The Album - Clean Version Album ‎(2xLP, Album, Promo) Aftermath Entertainment, Columbia 31-002384-20, XPR 2384 Europe 1997
COL 489071-1 The Firm The Album ‎(2xLP, Album) Aftermath Entertainment COL 489071-1 Europe 1997