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AZ – “Save Them” feat. Raekwon x Prodigy (Video)

AZ has nothing to prove to us, but he showed and proved that he hasn’t lost a lyrical step on this “Save Them” jawn. Keeping right in step on the Buckwild-produced track are guest rappers Raekwon (the Wu-Tang Clan Chef) and Prodigy (of Mobb Deep).

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20 Years Later: Doe Or Die (Full Documentary)

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Man, AZ is talking about being inspired by Stetsasonic in this documentary! That’s how far back the story goes. And Rakim is narrating this work for BET, with commentary from a powerful Who’s Who in Hip-Hop. That’s how deep the RESPECT goes! Watch the FULL “Doe Or Die” documentary on AZ Tha Visualiza after the jump.

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20 Years Later: Doe Or Die (Docu-Series) [Parts 1 & 2] (Video)

Can you believe it has been 20 years since AZ (born Anthony Cruz) dropped that “Doe Or Die” maaaan? BET is doing a 20th Anniversary celebration and has enlisted the G-O-D-M-C Rakim to narrate. The story is told in six parts. Part 1 is above. Part 2 is after the jump.

Looks like a great start!

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MoSS – “Started” feat. AZ x DJ Premier x Joe Budden

“Mention us with the majors!”
– DJ Premier

Much good music out today. Like this MoSS jawn featuring AZ, DJ Premier and Joe Budden). ‘Watch son shine’ on his single “Started.” Stream it to your heart’s content FREE above. Follow the link if you want your own copy.

MOSS – STARTED FEAT. AZ X DJ PREMIER X JOE BUDDEN

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Ghostface Killah – “Double Cross” featuring AZ

Dope track with a comic strip for a backdrop. Okay, Ironman Tony Starks coming at us like that. [Re]introducing the Ghostface Killah (featuring AZ) with this single “Double Cross.” This lava leak came straight from Ghostface’s “36 Seasons” LP due out December 9, 2014 (available for pre-order at iTunes now).

GHOSTFACE KILLAH – 36 SEASONS

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AZ – “The Season” (Prod. By J Dilla)

The Visualiza doing some quick work over the work of the late great J Dilla. AZ says, “This that real n!gga sh!t.” No argument here. Check out the stream yourself. Quiet Money making noise. ‘Tis “The Season.”

AZ – THE SEASON (PROD. BY J DILLA)

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AZ – “Red Magic” (Video)

AZ has another hot rock for the heads…in visual form no less. But worry not. iTunes has the audio for “Red Magic” for you to cop, if you so desire.

AZ – RED MAGIC

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AZ – “Red Magic” (Prod. By Baby Paul/BpZy x Beat Fanatik)

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Here is a little from “Red Magic” from AZ. Production by BabyPaul/BpZy and Beat Fanatik.

AZ – RED MAGIC (PROD. BY BABY PAUL / BPZY X BEAT FANATIK)

DJ Dug Boogie x Miss A.Z. – “Hop Stew Mix Show” (Podcast)

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Dug Boogie plays the hits. The lovely Miss AZ comes on with the 4-1-1 on all things Hip-Hop. Respect to HHAD for the scoop. Hip-Hop Ain’t Dead… thanks to shows like this! Click play and enjoy!

DJ DUG BOOGIE X MISS A.Z. – HOP STEW MIX SHOW (PODCAST)

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VIBE: AZ Talks About Meeting Nas, His Cameo In Jay Z’s “Dead Presidents” And More (Video)

AZ started his career spitting that all-time great verse on Nas’ “Life’s A Bitch” (off “Illmatic”). Then AZ hit heads in the head with the radio smash “Sugar Hill.” Then… The Firm bizAZ was pretty much doing his will throughout the Golden Era of Hip-Hop.

As any patron of the Hip-Hop arts will say, “And it don’t stop,” for AZ, that is. But some stories, told or untold, are worth a look back. Above, hear Tha Visualiza telling VIBE a few…

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AZ – “Last of a Dying Breed II” (Mixtape)

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DJ Mr. FX hosts the 25-track “Last of a Dying Breed II” mixtape from AZ. Tha Visualiza’s latest includes features from Nas, Cormega, Kool G Rap, SWV, and more; with production from Statik Selektah, Fizzy Womack, and more. This should hold us over until “Doe or Die II” drops later this year. Don’t take too long though, AZ. Download the mixtape for FREE below.

DOWNLOAD: AZ – LAST OF A DYING BREED II (MIXTAPE)

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AZ – “Jodeci Back” feat. Farrah Burns (Freestyle)

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AZ keeping it moving on this track… freestyling with his newest acquisition – Farrah Burns. The lady has got the goods, demonstrated on this “Jodeci back” track. Get ready for Volume II of his “Last Of A Dying Breed” mixtape series (due out September 10, 2013). Doe or Die II (LP) is slated for later this year. But for now, stream/download this “Jodeci Back” freestyle FREE!

DOWNLOAD: AZ – JODECI BACK FEAT. FARRAH BURNS (FREESTYLE)

AZ – “I Excel” (Prod. Cookin Soul)

artworks-000055774710-12r7iw-t500x500The 90s Hip-Hop all-time great AZ continues to validate himself on today’s music scape with this “I Excel” (produced by Cookin Soul) joint. “Doe or Die II” will drop later this year. The “Last Of A Dying Breed 2” mixtape will drop next month (September 2013). But you can get the single “I Excel” right now on iTunes.

AZ – I EXCEL (PROD. BY COOKIN SOUL)

AZ – “Oil Money Gang” (Freestyle)

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Tuesday, June 19, 2013… album release day. Yeezy dropped “Yeezus.” Statik Selektah dropped “Extended Play.” AZ … did NOT drop “Doe or Die II” … not yet. But

 

He did bless us with a freestyle over the “Oil Money Gang” beat (produced by J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League). Enjoy it. Download it. FREE!

DOWNLOAD: AZ – OIL MONEY GANG (FREESTYLE)

AZ and Questlove Bless ‘Sway in the Morning’ With An Impromptu Freestyle Collaboration (Video)

‘Sway in the Morning’ with an INSTANT CLASSIC collaboration: AZ and ?uestlove. Look ma, no drums… ?uestlove backs up Tha Visualiza’s freestyle rhyming with some beat boxing! Keep watching after the jump, as Sway and AZ keep chit-chatting after the jump – giving some reflections, some advice, and some memories… of Jay-Z in the high school days.

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AZ – “We Movin” (Video)

Recipe for a successful release… add visuals and stir up interest. Get a taste of success. Check out the video for AZ’s “We Movin'” (produced by Statik Selektah). We posted the audio earlier here.

AZ – WE MOVIN’ (PROD. BY STATIK SELEKTAH)

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AZ – “We Movin” (Prod. By Statik Selektah)

artworks-000048534766-0y2id5-t500x500“Doe or Die II” is looking pretty good so far.. AZ’s “We Movin'” (produced by Statik Selektah) is the first single from it. Check it out!

AZ – WE MOVIN’ (PROD BY STATIK SELKTAH)

AZ – “Thank You” (Video)

You know how AZ and Doo Wop get down. Well, you should based on the earlier tour post featuring them on here. Here’s the visuals for Tha Visualiza’s “Thank You” – a mashup of AZ going in over a medley of beats with DJ Doo Wop playing selecta.

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AZ Performs In Poland With DJ Doo Wop On The ‘Doe Or Die II’ Tour (Video)

AZ and DJ Doo Wop touch down for a live show in Katowice, Poland – a stop on the Doe or Die II Tour. A half hour of Hip-Hop how it’s supposed to be done. Like the DJ says, “Hip-Hop in the muthaf@#$! building!”
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AZ – “Genesis” (Video)

The Visualiza with an in-studio performance of his freestyle we just posted audio for. “Doe or Die II” coming soon. Check out the video clip AZ going in on “Genesis” above. Audio links below.

AZ – GENESIS (EXPLICIT) | (CLEAN)

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