AZ’s lengthy career is not without significant commercial highlights. The lyrical Brooklynite made himself known on Nas’ Illmatic, followed by his solo debut featuring the gold single “Sugar Hill”, and topped the Billboard 200 as a member of the Firm. He delivered his fourth Top Ten R&B album, also producing the Grammy-nominated single “The Essence”.
Doe or Die crowned the R&B chart and was shot to number 15 on the Billboard 200. At the start of the 2010s, AZ continued with Doe or Die: 15th Anniversary, which was a celebration more than a reissue, mixing reworked and fresh material. Doe or Die II more recently appeared on his Quiet Money label with an impressive cast of producers including debut contributors Pete Rock, Buckwild, along with Alchemist, KayGee, Baby Paul, and the Heatmakerz.
AZ eluded true solo mainstream success and is taking to our stage for the Doe or Die II Tour.