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restless_438
03-24-2006, 01:29 PM
really surprised this one hasn't already been on here yet....


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Album : A.W.O.L.
Release Date : Sept 6th, 2005
Label : Quiet Money / Fastlife Music

Quiet Money / Fastlife Music announces the release of A.W.O.L., the new full-length album by AZ.

A.W.O.L., his first album since his 2002 release Aziatic (Motown), is this millennium’s blueprint to real Hip Hop. AZ’s vision and lyrical power to paint pictures have long been celebrated by critics. His skill has put him on the level above most, alongside his peers NAS and Jay-Z. A.W.O.L. showcases AZ at his best. His descriptive and impressive lyrical flow is at the forefront of his new album.

The 10-year veteran began his career by debuting on Nas’ track “Life’s A Bitch.” He released classic bangers like 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, recording with some of today’s greatest producers such as Dr. Dre, Trackmasters and Pete Rock. Expanding his horizons, AZ also starred in and Executive Produced the 2003 feature film Envy. Since the 1997 release of the platinum-selling album “The Firm,” AZ’s solo albums have sold over 700,000 units combined.
A.W.O.L. is a rock-solid collection of 16 hot, brand new joints. The first single & video is “The Come Up,” produced by the legendary DJ Premier. The buzz tracks “AZ’s Chillin” and “Never Change,” are already heating up New York airwaves. Funkmaster Flex, Absolut, Enuff and Kay Slay are a few of the DJ’s who are spinning the record every chance they get.

Tracklisting :
1. So Sincere
2. Never Change
3. New York Feat. Raekwon & Ghostface Killah
4. Can’t Stop
5. Still Alive
6. AZ’s Chillin
7. City Of Gods
8. Street Life Feat. Half-A-Mill & Begetz
9. Bedtime Story
10. The Come Up
11. Envious Feat. Bounty Killer
12. A.W.O.L.
13. Live Wire / Magic Hour / Truth, The

tha realness
03-31-2006, 12:18 AM
9/10

fav tracks - the come up, A.W.O.L., never change and cant stop

Cm0ney
04-23-2006, 03:08 PM
can anybody put up the production list for this album? im thinkin of buying it

4-Bar Killer
04-23-2006, 03:12 PM
It's not near his other albums, but still very great. I would give it a 7.8/10

Wu-Tang 9
05-02-2006, 07:17 PM
its ok i guess. Doe Or Die is in my top 3 fav albums of all time so maybe it had too many high expectations for me.

12weLvE
05-02-2006, 07:19 PM
8/10

Rorschach
05-03-2006, 10:34 AM
can anybody put up the production list for this album? im thinkin of buying it

1. So Sincere (Intro)
Produced by Heatmakerz

2. Never Change
Produced by Heatmakerz

3. New York feat. Ghostface Killah & Raekwon
Produced by Emile

4. Can't Stop
Produced by Frado

5. Still Alive
Produced by Vinny Idol

6. AZ's Chillin
Produced by Fizzy Womack

7. City Of Gods
Produced by Disco D

8. Street Life feat. Half-A-Mill And Begetz
Produced by J-Hen

9. Bedtime Story feat. Slick Rick
Produced by Jimmy Kendrixx & Baby Paul/BpZy

10. The Come Up
Produced by DJ Premier

11. Envious feat. Bounty Killer
Produced by MoSS

12. A.W.O.L.
Produced by Vinny Idol

13. Live Wire
Produced by Buckwild

Bonus tracks:

13b. Magic Hour feat. CL Smooth
Produced by Tone Mason

13c The Truth
Produced by DJ Absolut & Young Calvin

Hope that helps.

Cm0ney
05-03-2006, 04:19 PM
yeah thanks

Rorschach
05-03-2006, 04:21 PM
yeah thanks

In future, here's the link, it's my #1 spot for production credits, samples and guest spots;

http://www.dubcnn.com/thevault/

CharlesJones
10-20-2006, 04:23 PM
Garbage album. I didn't like the beats.

11th Chamber
01-09-2009, 02:28 AM
8.5/10

Great album from AZ.

Best tracks - The Come Up, Never Change, Cant Stop, Street Life, City of Gods







Garbage album. I didn't like the beats.

hahaha. Of course

CharlesJones
01-09-2009, 10:28 AM
AZ is a very good mc but i don't like any of his albums because of most of the beats.

Tage
01-09-2009, 10:32 AM
8/10 easy.

YungSunny
04-05-2009, 03:41 PM
AZ touches some brilliant topics on this album, it's ridiculous.
Never Change and Bedtime Story are the stand-out tracks for me.
Doesn't touch Final Call, but I'll give it a 7.5

sdeblasi
04-05-2009, 04:28 PM
great album, "Magic Hour" is sick...AZ comes nice, but CL rides that beat perfectly

staycreepin_n_silence
04-05-2009, 07:07 PM
Az is my favorite rapper the only thing that he gave me I didn't like was 9 lives even undeniable was a pretty good album. Az just needs some beats, him a a fresh beat is killing the game imo

Reiko
07-28-2009, 11:44 AM
Maybe it will sound strange but this is my fav' AZ album, beats are dope and his lyrics are on the high level. 8/10