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First Family 4 Life
Mop
First Family 4 Life
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
 
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In 1998, while all the other thugs are popping Mot, Gang Starr and their partners in rhyme, M.O.P., are finally collecting the respect they deserve. Lil' Fame and Billy Danzenie have generated buzz before, but not until F...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Mop
Title: First Family 4 Life
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Relativity
Original Release Date: 8/11/1998
Release Date: 8/11/1998
Album Type: Explicit Lyrics
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
Styles: East Coast, Gangsta & Hardcore, Pop Rap, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 088561161828, 5099748985323

Synopsis

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In 1998, while all the other thugs are popping Moët, Gang Starr and their partners in rhyme, M.O.P., are finally collecting the respect they deserve. Lil' Fame and Billy Danzenie have generated buzz before, but not until First Family 4 Life have they been successful in putting together an end-to-end coherent album. Featuring guest shots from Heather B on "My Kinda Nigga, Part II" and Tef and Jay-Z on the firestarting "4 Alarm Blaze," the Mash Out Posse bring the rawest aural damage this side of the Mad Rapper. --Jon Caramanica
 

CD Reviews

First Family 4 Life
ersone | Houston, Tx United States | 06/27/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Masterpiece!! M.O.P. The last of a Dying Breed. Please, Please ignore the bad reviews. They think M.O.P stand for MOP and sh*t. Don't get it twisted... This is one of the best albums in Hip Hop History. These cats are still true to the Hip Hop roots. I miss real MC's like M.O.P. Please artist take a picture and use this as your model. M.O.P is M.O.P not a carbon copy, I wish I was on MTV, BET cats. They do hip hop they way they want to, not for just money. They love it. Please don't comment on what you do not understand. Please!!? I don't listen to country, but I respect every single artist doing it. I respect them for their very on creation. If you don't like Hip Hop Don't review it. M.O.P. True Warriors.
1 Love!"
Good record with some GREAT moments
Patrick G. Varine | Georgetown, Delaware | 03/24/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"As much as I wanna give this record four stars, it's really somewhere between 3.5 and 4, but Amazon.com doesn't give that option, so I'll just give it four. While it isn't as consistent as 1996's "Firing Squad," "First Family 4 Life" has some definite winning moments.As far as lyrical prowess goes, Billy Danzenie and Lil' Fame rip the mic like a sheet of wet tissue paper. It's the music that brings a large portion of the album down. The tracks supplied by beatmakers like Big Jaz and even the tracks M.O.P. produced just don't give the MCs the due credit.But when they enlist the right producers (namely DJ Premier and Da Beatminerz), the results are nothing less than spectacular. For evidence, check "My Kinda Nigga, Pt. II," a Beatminerz track that features Heather B... blazin'. More? How about "I Luv," a Premier-engineered track with Freddie Foxxx spitting his usual amazing lyrics. More still? How about the best installment of "Downtown Swinga" yet? It's here. Premier supplies a bouncy street beat, and the MCs go to town, stomping more Timberland-sized holes in the asphalt. There are some moments here where the self-produced songs work. "New York Salute" rolls along and is a nice capper to what is overall a very solid album. But overall, the joint could have been improved."
PHAT
da donddada | crooklyn | 12/31/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"yo i got tha cd about a week ago and i can't stop rockin' to it . these ni**as are real hardcore . they come off nice on all tha tracks.if you were thinking of getting this cd go cop it cause it's hella good dunnn !"