First Family 4 Life

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First Family 4 Life
First Family 4 Life.jpg
Studio album by M.O.P.
Released March 11, 1998
Recorded 1997–98
Genre Hardcore Hip Hop,[1] East Coast Hip Hop [2]
Length 64:56
Label Relativity
Producer DJ Premier, Laze E Laze, M.O.P., Da Beatminerz
M.O.P. chronology
Firing Squad
(1996)Firing Squad1996
First Family 4 Life
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]
RapReviews (9/10)[4]

First Family 4 Life is the third full-length album released by M.O.P., the album was released on March 11, 1998, through Relativity Records. DJ Premier produces five songs on the album and also serves as an executive producer of the project (with Laze E Laze). The LP features more guest-appearances than previous M.O.P. projects; cameos include Jay-Z, Freddie Foxxx, Gang Starr, O.C. and Treach from Naughty By Nature.

Track listing[edit]

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


Breakin' The Rules

4 Alarm Blaze

Down 4 Whateva

Facing Off

My Kinda Nigga Part II

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

I Luv

Salute Part II

Handle Ur Bizness (DJ Premier Remix)

Fly Nigga, Hill Figga

What The Future Holds

Fame Skit

New York Salute


Chart (1998) Peak
US Billboard 200[5] 80
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[6] 14