9 Lives (AZ album)

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9 Lives
Studio album by AZ
Released June 12, 2001 (2001-06-12)
Recorded 1999-2001
Genre East Coast hip hop, gangsta rap
Length 50:18
Label Motown
Producer Big Shy, Qur'an Goodman, Chop D.I.E.S.E.L., Derryck "Tank" Thornton, DJ Eddie F & Darren Lighty, Bink Dog, Mahogany Music, Miller Time, DR Period, Tydro, Ty Fyffe
AZ chronology
S.O.S.A. (Save Our Streets AZ)
(2001)
9 Lives
(2001)
Aziatic
(2002)
Singles from 9 Lives
  1. "Problems"
    Released: March 20, 2001
  2. "Everything's Everything"
    Released: July 10, 2001
  3. "AZ's Back"
    Released: 2002
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
HipHopDX.com 3.5/5 stars[2]
Vibe 3.5/5 stars[3]

9 Lives is the third studio album by rapper AZ, released under the Motown imprint. The single "Problems" featured a sample from the DeBarge song "All This Love". Although unable to match the success of his preceding albums, 9 Lives still managed to sell over 435,000 copies[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Intro"   Big Shy 1:28
2. "What Cha Day About" (featuring Ali Vegas) Qur'an Goodman 4:03
3. "I Don't Give A Fuck"   Chop D.I.E.S.E.L. 3:36
4. "At Night"   Chop D.I.E.S.E.L. 3:53
5. "AZ's Back"   Derryck "Tank" Thornton 3:35
6. "Problems"   Chop D.I.E.S.E.L. 4:08
7. "Everything's Everything" (featuring Joe) DJ Eddie F, Darren Lighty 4:36
8. "That's Real" (featuring Beanie Sigel) Bink Dogg 4:19
9. "What Y'all Niggas Want" (featuring Foxy Brown) Chop D.I.E.S.E.L. 3:30
10. "Let's Toast"   Mahogany Music 3:59
11. "How Many Wanna" (featuring Amil) Miller Time 3:52
12. "Love Me"   DR Period 3:42
13. "Quiet Money TBS"   Tydro, Ty Fyffe 4:56
14. "Outro"   Big Shy 0:40

Samples[edit]

Intro

What Cha Day About

I Don't Give a Fuck

At Night

Problems

What Y'all Niggas Want

Let's Toast

Love Me

Quiet Money TBS

  • "(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want to Be Right" by Millie Jackson

Charts[edit]

Album chartss[edit]

Year Chart positions
Billboard 200 Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums
2001 23 4

Singles charts[edit]

Year Song Chart positions
Billboard Hot 100 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Hot Rap Singles
2001 "Problems" - 90 34

References[edit]

  1. ^ "9 Lives Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved 4 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "9 Lives Review". HipHopDX.com. June 27, 2001. Retrieved 4 May 2011. 
  3. ^ 9 Lives Review. Vibe. Retrieved 4 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "AZ Interview".