The Album, also known as The Firm: The Album, is the first and only LP from hip hop supergroup The Firm. Originally released Oct. 21, 1997, The Album, was released for Aftermath/Interscope. Major players on this project include Nas, Foxy Brown, AZ, and Nature. Dr. Dre and the Trackmasters share equal billing as supervising producers. Prior to the formation of The Firm, members and affiliates of the project were at transitional stages in their careers. It is said that the title of the album, as well as the group’s name was inspired by John Grisham’s 1991 legal thriller novel The Firm. The Album is an auditory journey into the lives of a handful of notorious individuals living a gangsta lifestyle.