Word to the Jaz is the debut studio album by American rapper and producer The Jaz from New York, New York. It was released in 1989 via EMI USA, and produced by Bryan "Chuck" New, Pete Q. Harris and The Jaz. The album peaked at number 87 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. It featured guest appearance from Jay-Z on the song "Hawaiian Sophie", which peaked at number 18 on the Hot Rap Songs chart. The single "Let's Play House"/"Buss the Speaker" peaked at number 26 on the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart.