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Today in Hip-Hop History: The Firm Released ‘The Album’ 23 Years Ago

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On this day in Hip-Hop History, New York-based supergroup 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 boost the commercial and mainstream appeal of four of New York’s most prolific emcees: Nas, Foxy Brown, AZ, and […]

Nas Confirms The Firm Reunion on ‘King’s Disease’ Tracklist

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While revealing the tracklist for his new King’s Disease album, which is slated for release this Friday (August 21), Hip Hop living legend Nas unveiled that the “original” Firm clique, consisting of himself, AZ, Foxy Brown and Cormega, would be reuniting on his latest LP. AZ and Cormega both reacted to the announcement, with Mega, […]

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, […]

Anthony Mackie Set to Play Johnnie Cochran in Forthcoming Police Brutality Drama

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Anthony Mackie is set to star as legendary attorney Johnnie Cochran in an untitled film based on the 1981 Signal Hill police brutality case. The Signal Hill case was one of the most highly publicized police brutality cases after a young student died in police custody. Cochran suspected foul play and persuaded the family to get an […]