Thursday, February 25, 2010
Week Three of Classic Fridays commense...
Last week we took you back to '94, '95 to check up on Harlem's own,the legendary Big L (R.I.P). This week we present you with the classic hip-hop supergroup, The Firm. Remember them?
If this group wasn't the talk of the town back in '96, then I don't know what was.
For those unfamiliar, The Firm was comprised of New York's elite: NaS, Foxy Brown, AZ, Cormega, and Nature who replaced 'Mega in time for the album. The group, created by NaS, Dr. Dre, and "Commissioner" Steve Stoute, had a big buzz that led to an album release in '97; that would be their last and only album. The album, mainly produced by Dr. Dre and Trackmasters, featured classic hits such as "Phone Tap", "Firm Fiasco", and the hit single "Firm Biz". Unfortunately, those hits were the only plus side for the album. Although selling platinum and being number one on the billboards, many had high expectations for the group album and it was a huge disappointment critically and in sales. Mostly filled with pop-orientated songs and less "Affirmative Action" tracks, the project was a complete waste. This resulted in the group disbanding in '98 to pursue their own solo careers.
Although they bombed, The Firm was a group to be reckoned with. Filled with enough talent to start their own label, the group will forever be legendary. But, a question fans will always have for The Firm is "What Could've Been?"
As you sit and wonder, Pushin' Mounts present to you The Firm...
The Year is 1996,1997
Place...New York City (Brooklyn & Queens), N.Y
1996, NaS decides to introduce his supergroup on the follow-up to his greatest of all time classic debut:Illmatic,> It Was Written...
SideBar: This is by far the best song of all time by the group, and an all time hip-hop #Classic.