AZ
My House

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It’s not 1994. “Life’s a Bitch” is not blaring out of car speakers in the hoods of America. The South has a stranglehold on the game and some fans and critics alike are saying that hip-hop, as we knew it, is dead. While Nas is using his sentiments as a jump-off point for his Def Jam debut, AZ is cultivating his own path by going independent.

Before establishing his own label, Quiet Money Records, AZ the Visualiza introduced his format to the world on Nas’ classic debut, Illmatic. Their chemistry led to a bidding war, which resulted in AZ signing to Virgin Records. It was there that he dropped his 1995 debut, Doe or Die, which achieved Gold status. After having uneven commercial success with his subsequent solo efforts, as well as The Firm’s collaborative album, AZ continued to strengthen his fan base with a string of critically-acclaimed work, like 2002’s Aziatic, which earned a Grammy nomination for the Nas duet “The Essence.”

With his new album, The Format, hitting stores next month, Sosa spoke with XXLMAG.COM about how the game has drastically changed, why his door is always open to Nasir Jones and why his format is the blueprint for survival.

Watch:
AZ “The Format” (2006) (video)
AZ feat. Nas “Mo Money Mo Murder” (1995) (video)
AZ feat. Miss Jones “Sugar Hill” (1995) (video)
D’Angelo feat. AZ “Lady (Remix)” (1996) (video)
AZ feat. Coko “Hey AZ” (1997) (video)
The Firm “Phone Tap” (1997) (video)
AZ “What’s The Deal” (1998)(video)
AZ “I’m Back” (2001) (video)
AZ “Problems” (2001) (video)
AZ “The Come Up” (2005) (video)

On “The Format,” you spit, “It’s obvious that I’m real/Rap skills remain/I took a little change but I’m still the same.” How have you redesigned your own format?
I made some paper, yet…I am still myself. A lot of brothers get money and they end up changing their whole aura. I have the talent. I mean, people are in charge of themselves. Some change for the good and some change for the worse. I’ve never got caught up in anyone’s zone. I try to stay in my own world, my own circle. I don’t really vibe well with peoples’ rules.

Do you think that you can still have an affect on the game?
At the end of the day, everything is going to evolve and change. We have ghettos across the planet. Even though we’re the originators, the outside definitely absorbs the culture. Right now, the focus is in the South. It’ll be back here [in New York] one day. The South is doing it big with the dancing and the whole chorus singing vibe. It’s involving the kids. When we were coming up, we were the intelligent thugs. The whole culture is evolving. But a true artist is going to survive through drought. If you’re truthful with yourself and with your art, you’re going to survive. Like with Premier and me…we have an interesting chemistry. In the end, he’s hip-hop and his beats are constructed for those who are lyrically inclined.

The music has changed so much, even since the Firm days. Since then, it seems that everyone has taken their own paths. Do you still stay in touch with everyone?

Hip-hop is the culture. It is a way of life. We were speaking to a certain people at the time. You have to understand that we come from a different generation. The generation that came after us went somewhere into another zone. There are a lot of “hustlers” now, but there aren’t a lot of artists in the game. As far as the [Firm] crew is concerned…we speak periodically. But there is no bad blood between us. It’s just that there are a lot of things going on in everyone’s life. I feel that home is seven digits away and I’m right there for anyone who needs me.

Foxy Brown especially seems to have an uphill battle on her hands, with her legal and medical issues getting in the way of the music, while you and Nas still get favorable fan response. Why do you think that is?
I think that for Nas and me, we’ve been the most consistent out of the crew. I heard that Foxy has an album that’s ready to come out. But for me, I know what my role is. With Nas, he’s somewhere between the mainstream and the underground. He’s doing him right now. I’m going to let him to handle his first experience with Def Jam. I’m going to handle my first experience of being independent. At the end of the day, my door is always been open for those who are down with me. I’m a gentleman. I’m interested working with Nas, but are the fans even interested in a Nas and AZ collabo? There has been a gap between the last time that we’ve done a song together. Plus, the fans change their interests so fast. They move on to different things. But I know that Nas and I have perfect chemistry. I want the people to know that it’s never me. I’m always here. He has more pressure, more hurdles, to overcome, especially with his new ventures. Me, I’m my own boss and I know that my door is always open.

azpress3.jpgYou’re one of the most respected MCs, but you haven’t had very consistent mainstream success. Are you trying to be a part of the Billboard charts?
I’m good. I’m going to hold the fans down. Billboard means nothing. I’ve done the majors. Independent is more financially lucrative, no matter what the hype is right now. My feet are planted and I have nothing but love around me. I’m in a great position. I have a few artists. One in particular is Fresh, he’s serious. He’s on two cuts on the album. I’m trying to see how the fans embrace him. I’m sure that it’s going to pay off. And when I say “financially,” I don’t mean money-wise. I want to see how this will work for the family. I’m just making sure that something hip-hop-oriented stays alive.

St. Louis rapper Jibbs said, “No one wants another Jay-Z… they want something new.” But a lot of fans and critics alike are saying that there is very little new going on in the culture. With more than 10 years in the business, do you think there’s anything new you have to offer?
Ah, man. I feel like I’m a manufacturing company. I put jewels in my poetry. Jewels are priceless. Especially when you’re trying to pass them off to the people; I bring that substance to the table. I consistently bring water and air to the table. That’s why I named the album The Format, because I feel like that I am that blueprint for survival in this industry.

One of the most memorable moments in hip-hop was Jay and Nas squashing their beef and joining forces. How do you think that partnership has affected hip-hop and your own career?
I mean, it’s a good look on hip-hop. We were getting bad reviews. There was a lot of violence going on in the industry, [it was good] to let people know that there can be a better outcome that just beefing on wax and burying friends and relatives as a result of it. People are using beef as a gimmick tool. Business-wise, I don’t know the outcome of that yet. I hope that that’ll be a positive as well. As far as me, it has nothing to do with me to be honest [laughs]. My door is always open for Nas to come holler at me. But if not, life goes on. You can’t get money and beef with the world at the same time. By me being a businessman, I know that being that way you’ll never feel truly comfortable.

  • JUGERNAUT

    I LOVE HIS SWAGGER AND HE’S ONE OF MY INSPIRATIONS AS A LYRACIST…KEEP KILLIN’ ‘EM AZ

    11/7/06…THE FORMAT

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  • mr.candyman

    THATZ A GOOD LOOK ON AZ!I WISH HIM AND NAS WOULD DO AN ALBUM!

  • 11KAP

    AZ IS A REAL ASS NIGGA. ANYBODY WHO HASN’T PEEPED HIS SKILLS IS SLEEPING.

  • RESURRECTION OF HIP HOP

    HIP HOP NEEDS MORE AZ’S
    NOT THESE DUMB MUFUCKAS COMIN OUT TODAY,THERE IS NO INTELLIGENCE IN RAP NO MORE, ARTIST DONT MAKE YOU THINK, ITS BLING THIS FUCK THAT, I GOT THIS ILL FUCK YO BITCH, ILL KILL YOU, IGOT WEIGHT, SHE GOTTA FAT ASS AND THATS IT
    NO SUBSTANCE!!!
    HIP HOP HAS TRULY DUMMIED DOWN
    WE NEED THE INTELLECTUAL MUFUCKAS TO STEP THERE GAME AND STOP COMPLAININ!!!

  • God Himself

    AZ is that dude in a gangsta movie who walks away with everything: the money, the girl, his life, and his dignity. He has one of the best swaggers in the game. Flow is crazy. Thought provoking. Yet He is always left off the top Emcees list, when in reality he is up there with Jay-Z and Nasir. I’m copping the album fa show..and look forward to working with mister Sosa in the future!!!
    1st n Flite Legacy
    -
    Loot-Tenant Trax
    http://www.myspace.com/loottenant
    “Your favorite rapper’s favorite producer”

  • 40calKissjr

    AZ is one of the ill niggas in the game. AZIATIC is a classic if u ask me. That was the only album that came out in 2002 that i aint beef wit a nigga if they thought the album was better than GANGSTER AND A GENTLEMAN. the only reason i thought STYLES shit was betta is because he had way more tracks. gotta love AZ tho. He dat nigga for real.

    DONT MEAN TO TAKE THE SPOTLIGHT FROM AZ BUT I MENTIONED STYLES TALKIN BOUT THE ALBUMS FROM 2002. DONT 4GET 11/14/06 TIME IS MONEY. SP THA GHOST. U CAN COP GAME’S SHIT THE WEEK AFTER HOV SHIT DROP ON 11/21/06. SORRY GAME I NO YO SHIT GON BE FIRE BUT WE BEEN WAITIN FOR THESE SHITS TOO LONG

  • soopadoopa

    One of the best still going and he reps BK!!!

    100

  • MR. YOU KNOW WHO

    I LIKED AZATIC

  • Vindi

    I feel AZ, he’s underrated but that’s the game.

    http://www.myspace.com/vindiakaleon
    http://www.soundclick.com/se23sfinest

  • Phil

    AZ is that dude….All of his albums are nice…never fallen off

  • john cochran

    AZ is one of the illest definetly. Shit, if you can hold your own on tracks with Nasir and be respected you gotta love it. He’s one of the few that can HANDLE A PREMO beat. The list, in my opinon goes,
    1. Nas
    2. Jay-z
    3. AZ
    4. Royce 59

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    The Format joint is crazy…i will get AZ album as I pass by Jay-z’s Kingdom Come…and the answer to the question do we want a AZ/Nas album?

    YES

  • frankwhite45

    U got 2 respect dude he knows hes ill but not recognized still he aint bitter. Hes top 5 dead or alive niggas will see later on in retrospective. mysapce.com/ninohnewjack myspace.com/ninohnewjack

  • http://XXL Jay Arrington

    I’m really feeling my man AZ right now. I definitely can get with him when he talks about New York’s drought. It’ll be back there and if not there’s other intellectual artists in other parts of the country that’ll ressurect Hip Hop and show love and respect the place that created it. About that Jibbs nigga though, he’s a young boy that needs his ass whooped 4 saying that wack ass line and meaning that shit. Bitch nigga should get his mouth stuffed with that chain.

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  • http://www.cgmixtapes.com DJ 1Mic

    I listented to the promo album with 10 tracks, all 10 were amazing too bad no matter how good the album is XXL won’t give him credit, he’ll get an L… F the polotics

  • Nas Is Coming

    Do we want another AZ/Nas Collabo???
    HELL YES MAKE AN ALBUM 2GETHA

  • Frisco

    AZ is amongst the top 5 to ever do it.

  • KlientL the Dirty Southerner

    You will notice that not a lot of the new comers to hip hop:: correction rap seem not to have posted a comment. Because only those familiar with A.Z’s style will give him the props he deserve. AZ dont need to worry about being relevant today because he still has core listeners out there. Dont conform to this jaded rap world A.Z..you have always been talkin the talk and walking the walk of what these youngins just getting hip to today..

  • Pause

    AZ is the man hands down, most respect to AZ, always consistent, never contradicts himself, stays real, stays hip hop all day..AZ is the truth top 5 mcs early

  • Prince Of The South

    He still got it, I have to give him that much because I respect him as an artist, but he’s one of those people Busta talking about on “when a legend falls off”

    “If I put out bullshit joints like AZ/Niggaz in the hood they would try to play me” -50 cent-

    That isn’t a diss, he’s giving him publicity, just hope he can capitalize off it.

  • C. Rob

    LAME!!!

  • JetblackHa

    I aint heard the album yet,but all AZ hardest shit is with NAS.
    FUCKIT!

  • Doc Flav

    Always a good time for an AZ and Nas Collabo. No region hatred from this artist either, one classy guy. “I’m going to hold the fans down, Billboard means nothing.” REAL TALK!

  • DJCocoScratch

    AZ is one of the only artist to stay true to his craft and never wavier. He has a true classic style that lays at the roots of Hip-Hop music. He never disappoints his fans and is always consistent.

    The billboard charts would mess you whole sh*t up and AZ realizes this.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com Mav

    AZ I love how the cat flow he is underated. I never bought one of his albums I couldn’t always get with the production. I might have to rethink that motive. AZ & Nas untouchable the chemsity is amazing. I hope it happen again. I’ll will be in line to cop. Two of the compeletes artist’s in the game. Bar None! Style, Topics, Content, Intelligence, and
    Boss Flow. These new booty M.C. think they the best thing since slice bread.
    And really lacking can’t tell them shit. Spoiled little mothafuckas done made to much money to soon. The money don’t mean you good. They laced with a false since of superiority. The rap fans have got dumber. That’s got to be it. AZ keep droping those jewels the fans needs the enlightment. With that swagger.

  • ImJus Nyce

    This nigga is just Nyce;point blank, period.

  • Million$MotivatedMailiciousMonarchMoneyMakin’Marc. O!

    AZ the truth…

  • H-MAN

    AZ left tha door open….Ill shut it 4 ya…SLAM

  • Cloro La Mancha

    Az is a legend and Dominicans respect him and all the Trinitarios all around the world .Stay up A.Z D.P.L got u boy

  • Face Phoenix

    AZ has had to be the one of the most talented brothers with the worst luck. It’s Sad when damn near every album he makes gets little or no press from their respective labels it makes me wonder what he is doing wrong. AZ needs some kind of push (hint, hint Nas) to get a REAL deal and promotion.

  • http://livLiveEnt.com Watta Watta

    Yo AZ, I salute you fam, str8 up.. General style.. Good to hear bruhs talkin positive… I respect ya movements, keep em movin… I saw a dvd where they asked u bout 50 and instead of sayn tha obvious (tha nigga can’t fck wit cha) u kept it real str8 forward and told dude jus chill, u aint on it…

    Keep it movin famo

    And that junt “this is life” from aziatic stays on repeat….

    Az/nas hell yea we want it famo… tha flyest…

    Peace king!

  • bk banga

    Pieces of a man had some of the flyest shit that i ever heard. BK 4 Life. Prolly a better lyracist than Hova

  • Hiphop is DEAD

    Yeah that Nas/AZ collabo album is a long time comin…
    But whats this from Carmen(Nas babymoms) that AZ tried to holla at her?

  • the one

    AZ Is that nigga. Stay up son.

  • LANDIGGY

    man this dude never get his respect you know i get on this website and most of the time someone can hate but this dude you rally cant hate on really who has he had beef with who has he disrespected. I see people will always find a reason to hate man grow up i think there working on a cure for that hate just be strong it will be out of yall system (jetblackha and c-rob)its plan to see you are one minded people who likes the machine thats behind this commercial rap. I hate to say this but nas has sold in to the bull man where are we going as a people when they used something we made to control us something i learned tho you cant keep a man down without stayin down with him.

  • Boy Boy

    AZ always brings the definition of HIP HOP!!!

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  • Pgplayer

    AZ the best lyricist period. Way to underrated. Nas/AZ album hell ya.

  • 11kap

    AZ is one of few rappers when you hear his lyrics, it actually puts positive thoughts in your mind. All his songs are usually about self-improvement not killing your own kind and stuff like that. ‘Nuff Respect.

  • Fred D

    Yo! BIG UPS to AZ hes been Real since day one and no won can stop his Swag.. I wish him the best of luck cause hip hip/rap game need more dudes like him!! Real MuthaFucka right there!!

  • iLean713

    AZ IS MY ALL TIME FAVORITE ARTIST MAN HE ONE OF THE LYRICTIST…HIM A NAS DEF NEED TO DO AN ALBUM 2GETHER…IT SUCKS HOW A DUDE WITH SUCH GREAT TALENT NEVER GETS AND REAL PROMOTION AND GETS A PLATINUM ALBUM BUT WHAT CAN U EXCPECT HIP-HOPS JUST ALL LAFFY TAFFY BULLSHIT NAS AND AZ NEED TO SAVE HIP HOP WHEN THEY ALBUMS COME OUT

  • byrdman

    Nobodies mentioned 9 Lives,
    What ‘Cha Day About’(personal favorite) and ‘At Night’ were off the chain.
    I feel Aziatic was better(classic),but don’t sleep on this LP.

  • Blackfaced Kitschy Tuco

    A Nas and AZ collabo over nothing but Premier beats would be the best thing to happen to hip hop since Illmatic.

  • LANDIGGY

    suga hill baby

  • TGezzey

    AZ, I’ll be a fan of yours forever. I think you’ve helped me see the world through the 5% nation perspective. You and Nas dropped that dime “life’s a bitch” and I have followed you both since. Plus, you need to keep the crazies real with your “format”. Get at ya man in Chi-Town via Nap-town (Indy). Peace. T.Gardner

  • My Big Balls

    Who cares

  • mvance

    AZ SICK HE KEPTS IT FLY AND SPITS FIRE ONE OF THE BEST TO COME OUT OF BK NAS GET YOUR BOY THE FIRM IS NOT DEAD PUT THE EGOS TO THE SIDE AND BLOW HIPHOP THE FUCK UP / AZ,NAS.FOXY,AND HELL YES MEGA FIRE M.F

  • http://XXL Jay Arrington

    Ayo that Prince of the South cat is seriously on some other shit. AZ wouldn’t be that damn stupid 2 capitalize off of 50 saying his name. AZ made his mark and is still making music 4 the love of it and still making money. He don’t need no hatin’ ass nigga 2 help him with his career. It doesn’t even need help. I’d be lying if I said I don’t want a million bucks, but money ain’t everything. Niggaz get killed over that shit. In the music industry if u live 4 the dollar u will die 4 the dollar and so will your music.

  • Fat Mario

    AZ IS THAT NIGGA, THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS, HE WILL PRAVAIL THRU ALL THE WEATHER, AZ AND NAS SHOULD DO AN ALBULM TOGETHER, NAS IS MY FAVORITE RAPPER BUT I THINK HE MAY BE JEALOUS OF AZ FLOW TRUE TALK COMMENT IF U THINK IM WRONG

  • Trae Bizzo

    Its good to hear some positive news in hip hop for a change yo stick man is dope- New firm album?

  • ace

    “do people really want a nas-az callabo” – AZ

    hell fucking yeah man they should defienetly start collabing together again

  • Steve

    AZ Is Dope. He Shouldn’t Do A Collabo With Nas. Whenever Ppl Mention AZ, Its Not How Lyrically Tight He Is, But How “Life’s A Bitch” Was A Classic And How He Should Do Another Collabo With Nas. Stop Judgin’ Duke Off What He’s Done With Other Artists. Look @ His Solo Work, Classic.

  • DoM J Durham

    Straight up, AZ is one of the best lyricist the game has ever offered. From Doe or Die to his previous cut A.W.O.L., he has stayed original, never watering down or sugar-coatiN or even contradicting himself as a person or artist period. Right now, realness is in the minority and as a unique individual, he remains one of that minority. As an artist myself, he has taught me alot. For him to be so underrated is undeserving, but death before dishonor, & respect before money. AZ sticks with this philosophy. This is one of those cats who brings the word “Art” & crafts it into his music know what I mean? Besides Jay-Z, Kanye, Common & Nas along with a few others right now, He’s one of those that helps put meaningful definition into Hip-Hop. Respect due to AZ. P.E.A.C.E.(Positive Education Always Corrects Errors. Thats from him to the world)

  • DoM J Durham

    Oh Yeah, I almost forgot, & Im still waitiN for the AZ/Nas collabo album.

  • bLAQ

    AZ IS A TOP 30 MC OF ALL TIME. YOU CANT MENTION 90′S NEW YORK HIP HOP WITHOUT SAYING AZ.

  • The Format

    The Format is set to be release don 7th November, support real hip-hop, the album come’s with a DVD with back stage footage ETC!!

  • X

    AZ, The Most Under Rated Out There. He’s Been Doin’ It For Many, & Before Many. Not Only That But His Is Also Strong Lyriclly. He Deserves More But Excepts Less. AZ Since 93′.

  • E.Williams

    Better than 98.8% of the niggas making rap money today!

  • A-BOOGIE

    A.Z. is one of my favorite artist. I think with a good label,promotion,and a team he can do his thing. the dis track or verse that nas put out there should’ve never hit the surface. they should get back in the studio and start making some raw tracks. Because if them 2 start back rippin shit, alot of people gone be hattin. but if not then A.Z. just gone have 2 go hard on niggas true story! but with a good label and people backin him up i think he’ll do just fine.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com L.A.’s Finest

    Keep making hits AZ stay up fool!!!!

  • DipSet Affiliate

    Beyond any shadow of a doubt, AZ is one of the best lyricists in hip hop history….truly one of the “top five dead or alive”.

    Sosa has dropped some of the best freestyle tracks I have ever heard.

    You can count on one hand the other lyricists in the game right now that can even attempt to compete with Sosa….and most would fail trying.

    I believe that the greatest obstacles to Sosa’s success over the years have been poor marketing and weak musical production. He has got to get quality production on his tracks.

    His lyrics have never been weak, and when he is really focused his flow is truly one of the best in history.
    I have heard a few tracks off the upcoming album, The Format….and they are all strong tracks with production that is better than what was on his previos albums.

    I also think he can promote himself better by doing tracks with some of the other top artists in the game. Doing tracks with other artists that can really spit keeps your style hot, because if you don’t mix it up with other artists occasionally, people often just get bored with the same style.

    Sosa can hold his own in the game for years to come….he just has to keep everything focused and keep a strong support team behind him.

  • truth

    AZ top 5 dead or alive. truth

  • 11KAP

    AZ DESERVES PLATINUM STATUS FROM THE HOOD.

  • SilverBack Gorilla

    I co-sign all the positive comments. What more can be said?! The cat is one of the best in this hip-hop shit. I got all his albums & he still spit flames. Nov. 7 “The Format” I gotsta have it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Real Talk

    A you know we what that album stop playing motherfucker i fuck’s with you.

  • DBody

    Az, love tha music! U 1 of tha BEST yet. Real Spit!

  • Tay BX VA

    Yo AZ been my nigga fuck any nigga hatin ya’ll bitchass niggaz always talkin bout niggaz can’t rap N they B sum of the best

  • rob

    AZ is the shit. anyone who says different is a fuckin’ idiot and they don’t know shit about Hip Hop. believe it!

  • http://xxl.com Gutta Aka paper boy

    Fuck who eva dissing AZ. I got time to look 4 no names to put em on the front line. Anyways He been counted down and out even if he was standing. Fuck the niggas hatin. Hope him and Nas get they shit together, I haven’t heard they shit in a while. AZ should be in the top 20 on everybodies list. Da Fuck lil niggas!

  • J Fortune

    Wow I thought I was the only nigga screamin quiet money iz the Anthem. Its ez for me to say that doe or die and pieces of a man are the most inspirational albums out 4 real niggaz. Peep that and apply that 2 ya life.

  • jusabrudda

    im waz coppin dis album since ‘Life’s A Bitch’.

  • gameboy1984

    Az.. Man what can I say bout the nigga he be spittin some real shit. Thats what I miss is real stories like that J, B.I.G.,AZ. Real hustler music man NY hip hop is the shit they have real lyrics we miss it in the rap game. Bring it back start wit AZ. holla (84 boy)

  • SugarHill

    AZ is definitely on some “top 5 dead or alive” shit. He doesn’t have to make crossover pop records or snap his fingers and do jiggly dances….this nigga drops jewels.

  • sibusiso king

    NY TOP 10 BEST MC REAL MC
    1]2PAC=RIP
    2]BIG=RIP
    3]NAS=GOD SON
    4]JAY-Z=THE HOV
    5]AZ=THE REALIST
    6]LL COOL J=THE G.O.A.T
    7]SCARFACE=THE BEST
    8]jadakiss=THE NICE MC
    9]Big-L= DIED TOO SOON
    10]RAKIM=THE GOD

    BONUS
    PAPOOSE= THE NEXT GENARETION

  • Thomas

    Yeah, I’d definitely cop that Nas / AZ album. And if they got Premo to handle the production, Hip-Hop would definitely rise from the grave!!!

    AZIATIC was and is the shit. Classic in my opinion…

    “My life’s deep, it coincides with the way that you rap / I hate it, when them commentators say that you back / you never left, you was always years ahead of the rest / my baby’s father even felt your style, he said you was best.”

    –AZ, Fanmail

  • Don Moorocco 7

    Y’ALL all ready know…..Nas is my dude but he took a swan dive lyrically (AND IT HURTS THE SHIT OUT OF ME) AZ,SOSA,THE VISULIZA..GOD DAMN..kid is consistent with his since day one. I would love to see them 2 dudes do a whole album over Premo,Pete Rock,Dre,Just Blaze,Havoc AND of course Alchemist.They’re cut from the same cloth.That Salaam Remi track “Very Serious”(which should of been on God Son album but, took it off) with them 2 going back to back man…..It would give these cats a definite Milestone to it’s predecessor Illmatic!!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/smittyproductions E. SMITTY

    WOW FINNALLY AN INTERVIEW WHERE THE MAN CAN SPEAK WISDOM TO YOU SHEEPLES, IM SORRY BUT THE GAME NEEDS AZ, THEY NEED MORE CATS LIKE HIM, LOOK AT THE GARBAGE THAT COMES OUT NOWADAYS, NO GUIDANCE FOR THE YOUTH, THESE LITTLE TEENY BOPPERS RUNNING AROUND BODYING EACH OTHER CAUSE THEY GOT CRUNK OR TI TOLD EM IT WAS COOL TO KILL YOUR HOMEBOY OVER A BRICK…..HAHA WAKE UP AMERICA AND WAKE UP YOU FUCKING IDIOTS, AZ HERE, ONE OF THE GREATEST OF ALL TIMES, A LEADER, NEVER A FOLLOWER, ARTICULATE, SMOOTH, REAL, THE ALBUM IS MURDER, I COPPED IT YESTERDAY AND IT STAYS IN ROTATION, I LOOK FORWARD TO HIPHOPS RESSURECTION AND WORKING WITH THIS LEGEND ONE DAY

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  • Optimus Prime

    How can you listen to the radio with someone like AZ putting out hip hop diamonds on every CD?

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