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Forever: Rich Thugs, Book One is the sixth studio album by American hip hop group Above the Law. It was released on October 26, 1999 for Street Solid Records.

Forever: Rich Thugs, Book One
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Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 26, 1999
Recorded1999
GenreWest Coast hip hop
Length53:33
LabelStreet Solid Records Inc.
Producer
Above the Law chronology
Legends
(1998)
Forever: Rich Thugs, Book One
(1999)
Sex, Money & Music
(2009)

On this album, Cold 187um appeared as Big Hutch and KM.G as Chicken Vin. The album featured guest appearances from Safecracka, Young Ten, and Ha-Ha L.O.C., and its audio production was handled by Big Mil, Tha Chill, DJ Silk, Nick, and A.T.L. themselves.[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[2]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Rich Thugs" (Intro)
Big Mil1:47
2."Black Mob" (featuring Safecracka)
DJ Silk4:36
3."Marvin"
Big Hutch4:11
4."Three Strikes"  0:33
5."Recycle The Black Dollar"
  • K. Gulley
  • G. Hutchinson
Big Hutch3:23
6."Respect" (featuring Young Ten)
  • K. Gulley
  • G. Hutchinson
  • J. Taylor
4:20
7."Pawns"
  • K. Gulley
  • G. Hutchinson
  • Nick
  • Above The Law (co.)
4:02
8."Thug In Your Life"
  • K. Gulley
  • G. Hutchinson
  • M. McDonald
Big Mil5:14
9."Smoke"
  • K. Gulley
  • G. Hutchinson
  • Above The Law
  • Tha Chill
4:14
10."Rich Thugs Movement" (Interlude)  2:34
11."A.T.L. True"
  • K. Gulley
  • G. Hutchinson
  • M. McDonald
  • Big Mil
  • Above The Law (co.)
4:31
12."It Ain't Where You From"
  • K. Gulley
  • G. Hutchinson
Above The Law4:00
13."The Money" (Interlude)  0:32
14."Sax"
  • K. Gulley
  • G. Hutchinson
  • M. McDonald
Big Mil4:07
15."P.I.M.P." (featuring Ha-Ha L.O.C., Safecracka & Young Ten)
  • K. Gulley
  • G. Hutchinson
  • M. McDonald
  • J. Taylor
  • Big Mil
  • Big Hutch (co.)
5:29
Total length:53:33

PersonnelEdit

  • Gregory Fernan Hutchinson - producer (tracks 3, 5-6, 9, 12), co-producer (6-7, 11-12, 15), executive producer, mixing (tracks 1, 3, 5, 11-12, 15)
  • Kevin Michael Gulley - producer (track 9), co-producer (tracks 6-7, 11-12), executive producer, mixing (tracks 2, 6-7)
  • Anthony Stewart - producer (track 9), co-producer (tracks 6-7, 11-12), executive producer, mixing (tracks 2, 6-7)
  • Big Mil - producer (tracks 1, 8, 11, 14-15), mixing (tracks 1, 8-9, 11, 14-15), recording (tracks 8-9, 11)
  • Vernon Johnson - producer (tracks 6, 9), mixing & additional vocals (track 6)
  • Russell Brown - producer & mixing (track 2)
  • Nick - producer & mixing (track 7)
  • Tim House - mixing (tracks 8-9), recording (tracks 1, 3, 5, 8-9, 11-12, 14-15), A&R direction
  • Jay Gonzalez - mixing (track 11), recording (tracks 1-2)
  • Kathy Longinaker - photography
  • Imix Design - art direction
  • Young Ten - guest vocals (tracks 2, 6, 15)
  • Safecracka - guest vocals (tracks 2, 15)
  • Boom Bam - guest vocals (track 2, 14)
  • Ha-Ha L.O.C. - guest vocals (track 15)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Above The Law - Forever: Rich Thugs, Book One". Discogs. Retrieved 2017-03-10.
  2. ^ Henderson, Alex. "Forever: Rich Thugs, Book One – Above the Law". AllMusic. Retrieved March 10, 2017.