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09-29-2006, 01:10 PM
AZ is currently gearing up for the release of his sixth solo album (http://sohh.com/articles/article.php/9879#) titled The Format.
Due in stores this fall, The Format features appearances from M.O.P. and Little Brother, while production is supplied by DJ (http://sohh.com/articles/article.php/9879#) Premier, Emile, Face Defeat, Lil' Fame of M.O.P , J.Cardim and Little Brother's Phonte Coleman.
The album (http://sohh.com/articles/article.php/9879#) will also contain a bonus DVD, which contains exclusive behind the scenes footage of AZ, including live concert (http://sohh.com/articles/article.php/9879#) performances and ten-classic videos (http://sohh.com/articles/article.php/9879#).
The Format will hit stores on November 7th via Quiet Money/Fastlife Music.
As SOHH previously reported, AZ will be making an appearance on "Hip-Hop Hold' Em," a celebrity Poker Tournament slated to premiere on October 6th on the CW Television Network. (http://www.sohh.com/articles/article.php/9804)
The one-hour show will be broadcasted weekly and will feature five celebrities from the world of music, sports, television (http://sohh.com/articles/article.php/9879#), movies and fashion competing for their favorite charities in a high stakes game of "No Limit Texas Hold' Em." Premo Pictures, a subsidiary of Czar Entertainment (http://sohh.com/articles/article.php/9879#) and IMG Media, will be broadcasting the series.

09-29-2006, 03:29 PM
Great news!

09-29-2006, 04:23 PM
Veteran rapper AZ doesn't seem to be fazed by his lack of commercial success, as the Brooklyn MC continues to pound out albums (http://www.allhiphop.com/hiphopnews/?ID=6202#).

The next addition to his growing discography will be The Format, due Nov. 7 via his own label, Quiet Money Entertainment/Fastlife Music (http://www.allhiphop.com/hiphopnews/?ID=6202#).

The 12-track offering features appearances from Little Brother ("Rise and Fall") and M.O.P. ("Sit 'Em Back Slow") and production by M.O.P.'s Lil' Fame, J. Cardim, Phonte of Little Brother, Emile, and DJ (http://www.allhiphop.com/hiphopnews/?ID=6202#) Premier, who crafted the title track.

Also included as a bonus track is the previously unreleased single "Royal Salute," a response to 50 Cent's song (http://www.allhiphop.com/hiphopnews/?ID=6202#) "What If," in which he labeled AZ's recordings as "bulls**t joints."

In addition to the CD, fans will also receive a bonus DVD that contains more than 60 minutes of behind-the-scenes footage, as well as live performances and 10 classic music videos (http://www.allhiphop.com/hiphopnews/?ID=6202#).

The Format will be the latest chapter in AZ's 12-year career, which began with his verse on "Life's a B***h," from Nas' seminal 1994 release Illmatic.

Considered one of the most respected--if not sellable--MCs in Hip-Hop (http://www.allhiphop.com/hiphopnews/?ID=6202#), AZ has remained active, recording and releasing Do or Die (1995), The Firm: The Album (1997), Pieces of a Man (1998), S.O.S.A. (2000) 9 Lives (2001), Aziatic (2002) and his most recent effort, A.W.O.L. (2005).

The following is the track list for The Format:

"I Am The Truth" (Produced by Lil Fame)
"Sit 'Em Back Slow" f/M.O.P. (Produced by Face Defeat and LilFame)
"Get High" (Produced by Emile)
"Make Me!" (Produced by Emile)
"Rise & Fall" f/Little Brother (Produced by J.Cardim and Phonte)
"Animal" (Produced by Statik Selektah)
"Doing That" (Produced by Lil Fame) "This What I Do" (Produced by J.Cardim)
"The Format" (Produced by DJ Premier)
"Vendetta" (Produced by J.Cardim)
"Game Of Life" (Produced by Emile)
"Royal Salute" (Produced by Emile)--Bonus Track

09-29-2006, 06:45 PM
only one primo track i wanted to hear more, but this looks like a good album

09-29-2006, 07:16 PM
Yeah, he should have more primo tracks

but well.. this can also work out well

09-29-2006, 07:35 PM
Hope it isn't the same game of life that i've had for months. Looking forward to the album tho

09-29-2006, 07:46 PM
good news......i cant wait for this shit, az's been droppin jewels

Sun Tzu, Tha Soul Controllah
09-29-2006, 07:48 PM
hell yea i can't wait either

09-29-2006, 08:19 PM
9th wonder shood have did the lb joint, and the hip hop hold em shoood have master p (no limit hold em) lol

09-30-2006, 02:13 PM
Only 11 joints on there, i'm not really amped about this album! Sometimes Az disappoints, he's still sick with the lyrics though!

09-30-2006, 10:01 PM
no there is 12, one is on the same line as another plus there is a dvd

09-30-2006, 10:19 PM
Az dont dissappoint

10-01-2006, 04:04 PM
The Format = Classic
Animal = Banger
Royal Salute = Allright