The Album of the Year

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The Album of the Year
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Compilation album by Suave House
Released July 29, 1997
Recorded 1995, 1996−1997
Genre Southern Hip Hop, Gangsta Rap
Length 44:33
Label Suave House / Relativity
Producer Smoke One Productions
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

The Album of the Year is a compilation album presented by American rap label Suave House Records on July 29, 1997. The album contained ten tracks recorded by Suave House artists including 8Ball & MJG, Tela and South Circle, each of which featured production from Suave House's production team, Smoke One Productions.

Upon its release, The Album of the Year rose to #26 on the Billboard 200 and #4 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. With the exception of South Circle's "Geto Madness", which appeared on their 1995 album, Anotha Day Anotha Balla, the rest of the songs were exclusive to the album.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Intro"- 1:39
  2. "Rider"- 4:28 (Tela)
  3. "Heat of the Night" (The Fedz)
  4. "Trapped"- 4:08 (Nola)
  5. "Just Like Candy"- 4:45 (8Ball & MJG)
  6. "Questions"- 4:35 (Thorough of South Circle)
  7. "Starships and Rockets"- 4:16 (8Ball and Randy)
  8. "Life Is Crying"- 4:14 (Nina Creque and Nola)
  9. "Geto Madness"- 4:02 (South Circle)
  10. "Death Notes"- 4:24 (The Fedz)
  11. "Dusk Till Dawn"- 3:51 (The Fedz)


Chart (1997) Peak
Billboard 200 26
Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop 4