The Format (album)

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The Format
Studio album by AZ
Released November 7, 2006
Recorded 2006
Genre Hip hop
Label Quiet Money, Fast Life Music
Producer Lil' Fame, Face Defeat, Emile, J. Cardim, Phonte, Statik Selektah, DJ Premier
AZ chronology
A.W.O.L.
(2005)
The Format
(2006)
Undeniable
(2008)

The Format is the sixth studio album by rapper AZ, released on November 7, 2006. The album features production from Fizzy Womack (better known as Lil' Fame of M.O.P.), Face Defeat, Emile, J. Cardim, Phonte, Statik Selektah and DJ Premier. Guest appearances are provided by M.O.P., Little Brother, as well as artists on AZ's new label, Quiet Money Records. The album's lead single is its title track, "The Format", produced by DJ Premier, with "Vendetta" as its B-Side.[1] The Format also features the bonus track "Royal Salute", a retaliation to 50 Cent's song "What If", which included a line aimed at AZ. On October 7, 2007, Quiet Money released The Format (Special Edition) adding six bonus tracks including "Royal Salute."

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 4/5 stars link
Cokemachineglow (55/100) link
HipHopDX 4/5 stars link
RapReviews (8.0/10) link
XXL 3/5 stars (L) link

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "I Am the Truth"   Fizzy Womack 3:59
2. "Sit 'Em Back Slow" (featuring M.O.P.) Face Defeat, Fizzy Womack\ 3:48
3. "Get High"   Emile 3:06
4. "Make Me" (featuring Fresh) Emile 3:09
5. "Games" (featuring Samson) Bob Perry, Arnold Mischkulnig 3:50
6. "Rise and Fall" (featuring Little Brother) J. Cardim 4:10
7. "Animal"   Statik Selektah 3:48
8. "Doing That" (featuring Jha Jha) Fizzy Womack 4:07
9. "This Is What I Do"   J. Cardim 3:18
10. "The Format"   DJ Premier 3:03
11. "Vendetta"   J. Cardim 3:14
12. "Game of Life"   Emile 4:06
13. "Royal Salute (Bonus Track)"   Emile 2:20


Sample Credits[edit]

Chart history[edit]

Year Album Chart positions
Billboard 200 Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums Top Independent Albums
2006 The Format - #59 #35

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