Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Top 5 Dead or Alive...its Doe or Die
They say "Greatest comes and goes" but sometimes it doesn't; instead they get better with time...like wine. Such is the case the god MC AZ. Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, AZ has made mounts of contributions to the world of hip-hop. From dropping one of rap's infamous yet greatest verse on the L.E.S produced "Life's A Bitch" on NaS' classic debut LP...
Visualizin the realism of life and actuality
Fuck who's the baddest a person's status depends on salary
And my mentality is, money orientated
I'm destined to live the dream for all my peeps who never made it
...to being part of the super hip-hop group of the '90s: The Firm, to dropping three classic LPs, and being grammy nominated alongside his partner NaS; there's no other reason why AZ is proclaimed as the Greatest 'Underrated' Rapper of All Time.
With a list of accomplishments under his belt to his signature multi-syllabic rhyming pattern that few are capable to maneuver, AZ has remained under the radar to the commercial masses for these past 20 years. Just like with many artists that have yet to get any shine, real talent is just unnecessary to the mainstream as oppose to back then.
Besides crying hurt by this mishap, the god MC has dropped 7 studio albums altogether and is currently in the process of following in the footsteps of Raekwon and CNN, by dropping a sequel to his #classic debut Doe or Die. Below is a leaked track for the upcoming album and is produced by Frank Dukes with cuts by Statik Selektah.
"Feel My Pain" - AZ