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By   |  29 May 2013 21:19 pm  |  
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AZ may be synonymous with gritty, Golden Age hip-hop, but don’t get it twisted: he can live it up just as well as Rick Ross.


By   |  15 March 2013 17:48 pm  |  Video Video

Almost a decade since their A.W.O.L. collaboration, “New York, two of hip-hop’s most revered lyricists, Raekwon and AZ, trade bars once again on “86 (Remix).”


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By   |  2 January 2013 18:07 pm  |  Audio Audio

I’m sure I’m not the only one who wishes Nas utilized his Illmatic opener, “The Genesis,” better. Well, with just a slight delay of 19 years, Esco’s partner-in-rhyme at the time, AZ, puts the DJ Grand Wizard Theodore-sampling skit to good use with this nostalgic new freestyle. It comes in perfect timing as the Brooklyn MC is set to release Doe or Die II, the follow-up to his acclaimed 1995 debut, sometime this year.



By   |  26 March 2012 12:20 pm  |  Audio Audio

This shit tough. Every armchair A&R’s favorite, AZ got a new album on the way, Do Or Die II. Real talk I was upset when I heard Do Or Die and there was no Primo and Extra P tracks. The obvious question for the new album…Nas collaboration?




Greg Grease – “Forward”



If you’ve managed to get this far during the week, you probably deserve a break. And what good timing to introduce Greg Grease‘s latest video for “Forward”, a stripped down, less-is-more banger that doesn’t need to be overdramatic to get it’s point across. Directed by Adam Dunn as a part of his #LABB (Lights and a Backdrop) series, the visuals are as minimalistic as it gets, allowing the Grease, his DJ and his turntable to play centre stage. Check it out and be sure to pick up Greg Grease’s Black King Cole EP if you don’t already own it.


  1. Blu & Nottz (feat. Rashad) – “End of the World”
  2. CJ Fly (feat. A La $oul & Phife Dawg) – “Seek Well”
  3. Boldy James (feat. Earl Sweatshirt, Da$h & Domo Genesis) – “Reform School” (prod. by The Alchemist)
  4. Danny Brown (feat. Scrufizzer) – “Dubstep”
  5. Black Milk – “Dismal”
  6. Alterbeats (feat. Guilty Simpson & The Rockness Monstah) – “Fruit Punch”
  7. Snow Tha Product (feat. CyHi The Prynce) – “Hold You Down”
  8. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – “Harold’s”
  9. Childish Gambino – “Yaphet Kotto”
  10. Stan Ipcus – “Wifey Material”
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