AZ Aziatic

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CD Details

  • Released: June 11, 2002
  • Label: Motown

Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone - 7/25/02, pp.72-3
4 stars out of 5 - "...His best album yet. He's more focused, and ready to receive his due as one of his generation's true voices....This is AZ at full power."

Tracks:

  • 1.Once Again
  • 2.A-1 Performance
  • 3.Wanne Be There
  • 4.Take It Off
  • 5.Essence, The - (featuring Nas)
  • 6.Hands in the Air - (featuring D.J. Rogers Jr.)
  • 7.Fan Mail
  • 8.Paradise (Life)
  • 9.Take Care of Me
  • 10.I'm Back - (featuring El Shaber)
  • 11.Hustler - (featuring Trav / A.N.I.M.A.L.)
  • 12.Re-Birth
  • 13.Aziatic (Outro)
  • 14.Doing Me

Product Description:

Personnel includes: AZ, Nas, El Shaber, Trav, Animal (rap vocals); D.J. Rogers, Jr. (vocals); Dr. Period, Portiay, Chop D.E.S.E.L., Anthony Best (programming); Makeba Riddick, Chimere Scott, Shelene Thomas, Precision, Nikko (background vocals).
Producers include: Dr. Period, Portiay, Chop D.E.S.E.L., Baby Paul, Big Joe.
Recorded at The Power Plant, New York, New York; Sugar Hill, Sweet Mountain Studios, New Jersey.
"The Essence" was nominated for the 2003 Grammy Awards for Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group.
Personnel includes: AZ, Nas, DJ Rogers, Jr.
Producers include: Dr. Period, Portiay, L.E.S., Baby Paul, Miller Time.
Recorded at Sweet Mountain Studios, Englewood, New Jersey.
"The Essence" was nominated for the 2003 Grammy Awards for Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group.
Personnel: Shelene Thomas (vocals); Miller Time, DR Period, Baby Paul (programming).
Audio Mixer: Mike T.
Recording information: Sweet Mountain Studios, NJ; The Power Plant, NY.
The Brooklyn MC who turned heads way back when as a guest on Nas's ILLMATIC had already put plenty of sonic miles behind him before the release of AZIATIC. No matter how much he's established himself as a rapper extraordinaire, though, his skills never come off as old hat. On AZIATIC his mixture of street imagery and higher-minded philosophy, the carnal and the sublime, the hardcore hip-hop beat and the attractive pop/R&B ornamentation, all come together and ring true. Less conceptual than 9 LIVES but packing more surprising melodic hooks than PIECES OF A MAN, AZIATIC strikes a good balance of the varied facets that make up Az's vision. Consequently, this album would make a good starting point for anyone unfamiliar with the work of this uncompromising but accessible artist.

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  • UPC: 044001807428
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