September 01, 2017

Nas Escobar, Foxy Brown, AZ & Nature Present... The Firm: The Album (1997) ☠

Country: U.S.A
Genre: Hip-Hop
Style: Mafioso Rap, Pop Rap
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© 1997 Aftermath, Interscope Records
AllMusic Review by Qa'id Jacobs
With a cast list lengthy enough to compete with that of a small movie, The Album is an auditory trip into the lives of a handful of nefarious individuals living a gangster lifestyle, however unconvincing. Major players on this project include Nas ("Escobar"), Foxy Brown, AZ (Sosa), and Nature, although tracks are peppered with additional and less popular MCs such as Prettyboy ("Firm All Stars"), Wizard ("Untouchable"), Canibus ("Desperados"), Noreaga ("I'm Leaving"), and Half-a-Mil ("Throw Your Guns"). Dr. Dre and the Trackmasters share equal billing as supervising producers. Dre's production is atypically diverse from track to track and lacks any samples or arrangements reminiscent of his work with N.W.A., Snoop Dogg, or his own solo projects. This diversity may be the result of the collaboration with Chris "The Glove" Taylor on the production tasks for five of the six tracks for which Dre is responsible. The teamwork production of the Trackmasters is orchestrated by Poke & Tone, Curt Gowdy, L.E.S. and provides the instrumentation for the remaining seven of 13 songs. Overshadowed by lewd profanity, violence, and limited scope of content, The Album fails to make a favorable or unique impression among contemporary releases.

tags: the firm, the album, 1997, flac,

8 comments:

  1. hello, i'm new to this site. is there some sort of quality control here to ensure that all uploads are bit for bit identical to cds? i've downloaded around 4-5 albums. i am not used to reading cuetools log files but some logs say some tracks have no match or sometimes even the whole cd is a mismatch to database like the O-town cd i just downloaded.

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    1. One last thing. The audio files and the albums themselves have been verified by Accurip and they contain the tags. If you're familiar with MP3 Tag, you can view the tags through the "Extended Tags" option :) We don't rip in image+track and we don't do Cue files. Our thing is to make sure that the albums are mobile device/media player ready. In other words, All of the necessary information is available as soon as you download. All you have to do is press play :)

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  2. The mismatch means that our rips differ from the one's submitted to the database. This is due to the fact that we sometimes rip the CD with out the gaps. If you've seen the HTOA file, that's what it is. It's the gap spaces collected into one file and that's why they differ from the submissions in the database. If you're still unsure about the rips being genuine, you can use the program Spek to check the audio spectrum. We sometimes also include photos of the CD's as well :) Hope this helps.

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    1. I see. I'm used to reading EAC logs and judging the legitimacy of the rips through the confidence value of each track. I'm not really an audiophile but I just stumbled upon this seemingly cool site and I just hope everything is legit.

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    2. I see. We're not audiophiles either. We just like FLAC :D Everything is legit :) We just do things differently around here. We own the albums we post, which is why we don't take requests. Buck and Sentinel did use EAC but I recommended them to switch over to Accurip via CueRipper because it was faster at ripping than EAC is ;) Our rips can be verified using the Spek program to check the audio spectrum. You can also look at the Accurip tags through Foobar2000 by right clicking a track and selecting the "propeties" section. Thank you for commenting :)

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    3. I trust you with that. Thanks for your time.

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  3. can i share some rap music with you? to upload it on this site

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    1. It's not allowed Tone. This site isn't about finding/exchanging music. This site is about out personal music library that we own on CD. I'm sorry love. I don't call the shots around here ­čś×

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