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AZ has been played over 60 times on NTS, first on 16 November 2013. AZ's music has been featured on 57 episodes.

AZ was born Anthony Cruz to an African-American mother and a Dominican father. Although he had been rapping since 1992, AZ first came to prominence by appearing on Nas' landmark album Illmatic on the song "Life's a Bitch" (1994)—he was the only guest emcee to appear on that album. After a bidding war, AZ signed with EMI, and soon released Doe Or Die (1995) to more critical acclaim than commercial sales. The album's lead single, "Sugar Hill", became AZ's only major commercial success…

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Sugar Hill
AZ
EMI1995
Sugar Hill
AZEMI1995
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Whatever Happened (The Birth)
AZ feat. RZA
Noo Trybe Records1998
Whatever Happened (The Birth)
AZ feat. RZANoo Trybe Records1998
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Gimme Yours (Remix)
AZ (Erick Sermon mix)
EMI1995
Gimme Yours (Remix)
AZ (Erick Sermon mix)EMI1995
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Rather Unique
AZ
EMI1995
Rather Unique
AZEMI1995
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Ho Happy Jackie
AZ
EMI1995
Ho Happy Jackie
AZEMI1995
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The Format
AZ
Quiet Money Records2006
The Format
AZQuiet Money Records2006
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Uncut Raw
AZ
EMI1995
Uncut Raw
AZEMI1995
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Too Real
Foxy Brown feat. AZ
Black Roses Entertainment, Koch Records2008
Too Real
Foxy Brown feat. AZBlack Roses Entertainment, Koch Records2008
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Different
AZ
Quiet Money Records2021
Different
AZQuiet Money Records2021
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It's A Boy Thing
AZ feat. Nature
Noo Trybe Records1998
It's A Boy Thing
AZ feat. NatureNoo Trybe Records1998
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