The Album

The Album

by The FirmThe Firm


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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 gangsta lifestyle. 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 Pretty Boy ("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, Kurt Gowdy, and L.E.S., and provides the instrumentation for the remaining seven of 13 songs.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/21/1997
Label: Fontana Interscope
UPC: 0606949013622
catalogNumber: 90136
Rank: 24133

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Firm   Primary Artist
Tracy Nelson   Vocals
Prettyboy   Track Performer
Dr. Dre   Keyboards,Track Performer
Nas   Track Performer
Roger   Vocals,Background Vocals
Barbara Wilson   Vocals,Background Vocals
Jerry Moore   Flute,Saxophone
Dawn Robinson   Vocals,Background Vocals,Track Performer
Chris "The Glove" Taylor   Keyboards
Mike Elizondo   Bass
Scott Huges   Trombone
Canibus   Track Performer
Danette Wilson   Vocals,Background Vocals
Talk Box   Background Vocals
Nature   Rap,Track Performer
Keith Winfield   Keyboards
Ken Mengle   Trombone
Camara Kambon   Keyboards
Dorothy Coleman   Vocals,Background Vocals
Sean Cruse   Guitar
Half-A-Mill   Track Performer
Ron Blake   Trumpet

Technical Credits

AZ   Contributor
Dr. Dre   Producer
Foxy Brown   Contributor
Richard Huredia   Engineer
Kevin Parker   Engineer
Chris Taylor   Producer
Ken "Duro" Ifill   Engineer
L.E.S.   Producer
Poke & Tone   Producer,drum programming
Steve Stoute   Executive Producer
Trackmasters   Producer
Daven Baptiste   Art Direction
Nature   Contributor
Nas   Contributor,Executive Producer
Mel-Man   Producer

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