First Family 4 Life
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Studio album by M.O.P.

Released

August 11, 1998

Recorded

April 1997 - January 1998

Studio

D&D Studios
(New York City, New York)
Pyramid Sound Recording Studios
(Ithaca, New York)

Genre

East Coast hip hop, Underground hip hop, Hardcore hip hop

Length

1:04:56

Label

Relativity Records

Producer

Laze E. Laze (exec.), DJ Premier (also exec.), M.O.P., Da Beatminerz

First Family 4 Life is the third studio album by American Hip hop duo M.O.P.. It was released in August 11, 1998 via Relativity Records. Recording sessions took place at D&D Studios and Pyramid Sound Recording Studios in New York City from April 1997 to January 1998. The album was produced by Laze E. Laze, DJ Premier, M.O.P. and Da Beatminerz. It includes guest appearances by Freddie Foxxx, O.C., Heather B., Jay-Z, Treach (of Naughty by Nature), Teflon and Gang Starr.

The album peaked at #80 on the US Billboard 200 chart and #14 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. First Family 4 Life spawned the singles: "4 Alarm Blaze" and "Handle Ur Bizness"

Track listing[edit | edit source]

  1. "Billy Skit" - 0:58
  2. "Breakin' The Rules" - 4:12
  3. "4 Alarm Blaze" (feat. Jay-Z and Teflon) - 4:29
  4. "Blood, Sweat and Tears" - 4:42
  5. "Down 4 Whateva" (feat. O.C.) - 3:33
  6. "Facing Off" - 3:38
  7. "My Kinda N!@#a Part II" (feat. Heather B.) - 4:07
  8. "I Luv" (feat. Freddie Foxxx) - 4:50
  9. "Salute Part II" (feat. Gang Starr) - 4:17
  10. "Ride With Us" - 4:43
  11. "Handle Ur Bizness (DJ Premier Remix)" - 4:14
  12. "Fly N!#@a, Hill Figga" - 4:07
  13. "What The Future Holds" - 3:57
  14. "Downtown Swinga '98" - 4:13
  15. "Fame Skit" - 1:52
  16. "Brooklyn/Jersey Get Wild" (feat. Treach) - 4:07
  17. "New York Salute" - 2:56
  18. "Way of the World" (*) - 4:04
  19. "Move Something" (*) - 4:24


Samples[edit | edit source]

Breakin' The Rules

  • "Sweet Gingerbread Man" by Michel Legrand

4 Alarm Blaze

  • "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor"

Blood, Sweat and Tears

  • "These Three Words" by Stevie Wonder

Down 4 Whateva

  • "If 6 Was 9" by Jimi Hendrix

Facing Off

  • "You Light Up My Life" by Jean Carne

My Kinda N@!#a Part II

  • "(Don't Worry) If There's a Hell Below, We're All Going to Go" by Curtis Mayfield

I Luv

  • "Repent Walpurgis" by Procol Harum
  • "Get on the Good Foot" by James Brown

Salute Part II

  • "Keep the Faith" by Mel & Tim

Handle Ur Bizness (DJ Premier Remix)

  • "Must Be Dues" by Melba Moore

Fly N!@#a, Hill Figga

  • "Summertime" by Billy Stewart

What The Future Holds

  • "Together Once Again" by Jean Carne

Fame Skit

  • "Never Had a Dream" by Ohio Players

New York Salute

  • "Wildlife" by The New Tony Williams Lifetime
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