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Happy 48th Birthday To Brooklyn Rap Legend AZ!

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On this date in 1972, AZ was born Antonio Cruz in Brooklyn, New York. AZ is regarded as one of the most prolific emcees of the 90s, even though his entrance into the game came from just one verse on Nas’ “Life’s A Bitch” from the epic Illmatic album. That one verse led to an […]

Today in Hip-Hop History: The Firm Releases ‘The Album’ 21 Years Ago

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On this day in Hip-Hop History New York based super group The Firm released the sole studio album, The Album. As a collaborative effort made by Nas, Aftermath label-head Dr. Dre and marketing genius Steve Stoute, The Album was designed to boast the commercial and mainstream appeal of four of New York’s most prolific emcees: Nas, Foxy Brown, […]

[WATCH] BET Airs The AZ Documentary ‘#20YrsLtr: Doe Or Die’

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Check out the intimate, tell-all documentary about the instantaneous career and the inception of AZ‘s debut album Do Or Die. Two decades after the album’s release, producers from the album such as Pete Rock and DR Period speak on the making of the album while Nas speaks about his perception of bringing the Brooklyn rapper […]

Happy 46th Birthday To Microphone Legend AZ!

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On this date in 1972, AZ was born Antonio Cruz in Brooklyn, New York. AZ is regarded as one of the most prolific emcees of the 90s, even though his entrance into the game came from just one verse on Nas‘ “Life’s A Bitch” from the epic Illmatic album. That one verse led to an […]

Happy 45th Birthday To Rap Legend AZ!

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On this date in 1972, AZ was Born Antonio Cruz in Brooklyn, New York. AZ is regarded as one of the most prolific emcees of the 90s, even though his entrance into the game came from just one verse on Nas’ “Life’s A Bitch” from the epic Illmatic album. That one verse led to an […]

Today in Hip Hop History: The Firm Releases Debut “The Album” 19 Years Ago

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On this day in Hip Hop History New York based super group The Firm released the sole studio album, The Album. As a collaborative effort made by Nas, Aftermath label-head Dr. Dre, and marketing genius Steve Stoute, The Album was designed to boast the commercial and mainstream appeal of four of New York’s most prolific MC’s: Nas, Foxy Brown, AZ, […]

The Source Talks To AZ About Doe or Die’s 20th Anniversary

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Anthony Cruz a.k.a. AZ “The Vizualizer” dropped the critically acclaimed album Doe or Die in 1995. Since spitting his first verse on Nas’ “Lifes’ A Bitch” from the classic Illmatic, AZ has been heralded as one of the best rappers to ever pick up a microphone. Since then, he has dropped material that Hip Hop […]

Source Interview: Lyonel “Kay K” Rosemond

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Here we have a conservation with Lyonel “Kay K” Rosemond about being the nephew of the infamous Jimmy Henchmen, the music industry and what he’s doing to rebrand himself in an ever evolving industry. Jimmy Henchman is your uncle, for better or worse, how does being related to him affect your career? Yes he’s my […]

Listen To A-Villa’s “A Day In The Life” Ft. AZ, Havoc, Freeway & Macie Stewart

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It’s finally happening again. The producer is getting the recognition and power he/she deserves in Hip-Hop. Hit-Boy, Statik, and Mustard led the way with some phenomenal compilation projects. Now it’s time for Chicago’s A-Villa to take that torch. For the next single off of his upcoming Carry On Tradition (11/4), A-Villa enlists some of the […]

AZ Releases Cookin Soul-Produced Track “I Excel”

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AZ releases a new track “I Excel,” in anticipation for his upcoming album ‘Do Or Die II.’ AZ has been keeping busy waiting to release his latest mixtape Last Of A Dying Breed 2 in September as well as his upcoming album Do Or Die II. To keep the hype well and alive, AZ releases the Nas-sampled, […]

AZ – Genesis (Freestyle)

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AZ Sosa brings it back to 94 with his latest freestyle over ‘The Genesis,’ the intro track to the classic five mic album by Nas Illmatic. AZ will be dropping Do Or Die II very soon. [soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/73277844″ params=”” width=” 100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] Roger Krastz @walldoe