The Format (album)

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The Format
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 7, 2006
GenreEast Coast hip hop
LabelQuiet Money, Fast Life Music, The Orchard
ProducerLil' Fame, Face Defeat, Emile, J. Cardim, Phonte, Statik Selektah, DJ Premier
AZ chronology
The Format

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. and 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"[2], 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
About.com4/5 stars link
Cokemachineglow(55/100) link
HipHopDX4/5 stars link
RapReviews(8.0/10) link
XXL3/5 stars (L) link

Track listing[edit]

1."I Am the Truth"Fizzy Womack3:59
2."Sit 'Em Back Slow" (featuring M.O.P.)Face Defeat, Fizzy Womack3:48
3."Get High"Emile3:06
4."Make Me" (featuring Fresh)Emile3:09
5."Games" (featuring Samson)Bob Perry, Arnold Mischkulnig3:50
6."Rise and Fall" (featuring Little Brother)J. Cardim4:10
7."Animal"Statik Selektah3:48
8."Doing That" (featuring Jha Jha)Fizzy Womack4:07
9."This Is What I Do"J. Cardim3:18
10."The Format"DJ Premier3:03
11."Vendetta"J. Cardim3:14
12."Game of Life"Emile4:06
13."Royal Salute (Bonus Track)"Emile2:20

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


  1. ^ "AZ Prepares Return With New Album, The Format". [1]
  2. ^ "Royal Salute" lyrics. [2]

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