AZ Shares The Stories Behind 15 Of His Best Verses

“Phone Tap” – All

Album: The Firm: The Album (1997)

Shit, the phone tap right now! I don’t see it everyday, but I am sure the phone is tapped. Why wouldn’t it be? We talkin’, the phone is tapped basically right here. They want to know. They want to monitor. So, it’s cool. But, back then we were just painting the picture of shit going wrong and these spot phones are just tapped. If you want to speak, speak in person. We were just painting from that ghetto portraits. That’s what we were doing. “What’s the deally, I just touched grounds down in Philly/Brought a pound with me, Feds floating around silly.” We just spitting that prophecy man.

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  • Ian Piepenbrock

    How are they not even briefly mentioning Canibus’ verse on Desperados? Damn. AZ one of my favourites though.

  • rozenswag

    You had me thinking Life’s a Bitch wasn’t going to make the list. Got me clicking through all 15 though. Well played.


    we movin is that classic az

  • HP

    Before i check Life’s a Bitch or Affirmative Action are number one right?

  • Luke

    “Out of thirty men/ know twenty thats worthy men/ ten is friends/ the other ten’ll probably turn me in” >>>Thats what of my favorite most memorable lines from him. Life’s a bitch is his greatest verse for obvious reasons but seriously AZ has so many great great verses that I dont even know where to start. I just gives props to XXL for even doing this interview I enjoyed hearing all those classic joints again.

    • Luke