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Hip-Hop News: Rapper "AZ" Readies The Format Album
The Format will also contain a bonus DVD, a live concert performance and music videos.
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Posted by Dave
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9/29/2006 12:50:13 PM

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After beginning his career by debuting on Nas’ track “Life’s A Bitch,” AZ released classic Albums such as  1995’s Doe or Die, 1998’s Pieces Of A Man, 2001’s 9 Lives and 2002‘s Aziatic.  AZ was also a member of rap super group The Firm with Nas, Foxy Brown and Nature and has recorded with some of today’s greatest producers such as Dr. Dre, DJ Premier, Trackmasters, Buckwild and Pete Rock.
 
Following the success of his 2005 release A.W.O.L., AZ strikes back again a mere year later with a brand new studio LP, The Format, which will be released on 11-7-06 courtesy of AZ’s own label Quiet Money/Fastlife Music.
 
After a decade in the game, A.W.O.L., brought AZ back to the forefront and among his rightful place as one of hip hop’s most elite visceral lyricists; and The Format will only build upon his already legendary status, as AZ’s vision and lyrical power to paint pictures have long been celebrated by critics and fans alike. 
 
The Format is a rock-solid collection of 12 new tracks, lead by the DJ Premier produced title track, as Primo and AZ rekindle the seamless chemistry they previously demonstrated on 2005’s “The Come Up.”  Also, after producing AZ’s 2005 street-anthem “New York,” Emile (more recently Emile produced Obie Trice’s “They Wanna Know”) rejoins the fold to produce four-tracks.  M.O.P.’s Lil Fame produces three tracks and also appears alongside his M.O.P. brethren Billy Danzenie and AZ on “Sit ‘Em Back Slow” and Little Brother joins AZ on “Rise And Fall” (which is co-produced by Little Brother’s Phonte Coleman.
 
Tracklisting and credits for AZ’s The Format:
 
1). I Am The Truth (Produced by Lil Fame)
2). Sit 'Em Back Slow f/M.O.P. (Produced by Face Defeat and Lil Fame)
3.) Get High (Produced by Emile)
4.) Make Me! (Produced by Emile)
5). Rise & Fall f/Little Brother (Produced by J.Cardim and Phonte Coleman)
6.) Animal (Produced by Statik Selektah)
7.) Doing That (Produced by Lil Fame)
8.) This What I Do (Produced by J.Cardim)
9.) The Format (Produced by DJ Premier)
10.) Vendetta (Produced by J.Cardim)
11.) Game Of Life (Produced by Emile)
12.) Royal Salute (Produced by Emile)---Bonus Track

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