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The Firm LP Turns 15: Hip-hop heads refer to the mid-’90s with reverence. Rap producers had the Midas touch and MCs were steadily establishing a base in the commercial industry. Nas, AZ and a young Foxy Brown were all celebrating tremendous success as solo artists, so their natural inclination was to form a supergroup based on an idea Nas and AZ had been tossing back and forth for years, as heard on Nas’ “Affirmative Action.”

The Firm LP Turns 15: Hip-hop heads refer to the mid-’90s with reverence. Rap producers had the Midas touch and MCs were steadily establishing a base in the commercial industry. Nas, AZ and a young Foxy Brown were all celebrating tremendous success as solo artists, so their natural inclination was to form a supergroup based on an idea Nas and AZ had been tossing back and forth for years, as heard on Nas’ “Affirmative Action.”

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