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Birth Name: Anthony Cruz
Born: 1972/03/09
Birth Place: East New York, Brooklyn, New York
Years Active: 1992–present
Genres: Hip Hop

Anthony Cruz (born March 9, 1972, in Brooklyn), known as AZ, is an American rapper of Dominican & African American descent. He is known for being a long time rhyme partner of Nas, and also a member of hip-hop group The Firm alongside Nas, Foxy Brown, Cormega and Nature. AZ first became known by appearing on Nas' landmark 1994 album “Illmatic” on the song "Life's a Bitch," as well as featuring vocals on the opening track The Genesis. He was the only guest feature to appear on that album. AZ signed with EMI, and soon released his debut album “Doe Or Die” in 1995 to critical acclaim, but meager commercial success. The album features guest appearances by artists such as Nas and Miss Jon... Continue Bio >>


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