AZ-Aziatic Appreciation

S2JS2J Posts: 20,564 ✭✭✭✭✭
Lemme paint the picture. Spring '02. Nas had recently dropped Stillmatic. Nas is back!!

Then this track drops as a song that DIDNT make the cut.


Ngga, Poitier and Bill Cosby?!!?!? Nggas go apeshyt. The best Nas/AZ collab EVER, one of both of their best songs EVER...and it didnt even make the cut?!!?! Well where's it from...

Then AZ drops this:


Album drops, straight jewels



Give props to one of the most slept on albums ever. Borderline classic
DMTxTHCiron man1bkkbullyvince_vinceSolitary Soldier
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  • jonojono Right fist = power, left fist = unity Posts: 19,428 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I think it is a classic myself. This is where I really became an AZ fan. That intro is piff "you attract some of the baddest when you platinum status, that's why I stay with prophylactics after what happened to Magic"...smh
    DMTxTHCiron man1S2J
  • iron man1iron man1 Prepping for Civil War.. Avengers TowerPosts: 15,796 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • real_hh_repreal_hh_rep Posts: 1,864 ✭✭✭
    edited January 2013
    Damn, niggaz be sleepin on this album with 2 damn posts. It's his 2nd best album behind Doe or Die. He came with completely different style and production compared to anything that was popular during that time. It's definitely one of the most cohesive and fresh sounding records of early 00's and one of the last defininte NY records, before South stormed radios and TVs,
    bkkbully
  • jee504jee504 Posts: 3,577 ✭✭✭✭✭
    highly slept on album. still one of my favorites from him. got it on my mp3 player and gets bumped at least once a week.
  • 1of11of1 Posts: 37,469 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Yeah I can appreciate this. I love I'm back minus the off beat nigga.

    In recent years, Fan Mail is a song I've brought back into the rotation from time to time.
    vince_vinceS2J
  • KalecrunchKalecrunch Posts: 1,799 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Fun fact: AZ ft. Nas "How ya livin" was nominated for a Grammy.
    And_So_It_Burns
  • its....JOHN Bits....JOHN B Posts: 10,767 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I remember when I first signed up to the IC this album just leaked to the internet, there was a thread dedicated to it with 10+ pages of people just wildin over the album, now when AZ drops a thread dedicated to his album wont even stay on the front page for a couple hours, sad shit
  • ohhhlaohhhla Posts: 10,341 ✭✭✭✭✭
    LOL, AZ has no classics
  • DMTxTHCDMTxTHC Posts: 14,218 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Kalecrunch wrote: »
    Fun fact: AZ ft. Nas "How ya livin" was nominated for a Grammy.

    The Essence was nominated for a Grammy, not How Ya Livin.. both songs are classic though..
    vince_vinceKalecrunch
  • bignormbignorm Posts: 5,414 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Wanna Be There >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    4.5 mic album, and a personal classic. My favorite AZ album.
    bkkbullyDMTxTHC
  • vince_vincevince_vince Posts: 1,591 ✭✭✭✭✭
    still keep it in rotation, criminally underrated.

    fan mail one of my fav joints on the album, no one ever had this song concept before...
    Kalecrunch
  • KalecrunchKalecrunch Posts: 1,799 ✭✭✭✭✭
    no one ever had this song concept before...
    Nas "One Love" and One Love ( letter to Nas)
    vince_vince
  • vince_vincevince_vince Posts: 1,591 ✭✭✭✭✭
    he is turning fan submitted content into a song rapped by him. you could basically become part of his album (assuming that shit is real...)
  • S2JS2J Posts: 20,564 ✭✭✭✭✭
    bignorm wrote: »
    Wanna Be There >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    4.5 mic album, and a personal classic. My favorite AZ album.

    Maaan. That fukin song bruh...that fukin song?!?!? Dont get me started man Lol All-time classic song.
    bkkbully
  • KalecrunchKalecrunch Posts: 1,799 ✭✭✭✭✭
    he is turning fan submitted content into a song rapped by him.
    Eminem "Stan". Not an original concept song by SOSA but ill execution.
  • DMTxTHCDMTxTHC Posts: 14,218 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2013
    Kalecrunch wrote: »
    he is turning fan submitted content into a song rapped by him.
    Eminem "Stan". Not an original concept song by SOSA but ill execution.

    Stan was about a possibly homosexual stalker that put his baby mother's life at risk over an obsession of Eminem..

    Fan Mail was strictly about fan mail, including fan mail that he received from someone that was incarcerated..

    Cosign the ILL execution part..
  • S2JS2J Posts: 20,564 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Kalecrunch wrote: »
    he is turning fan submitted content into a song rapped by him.
    Eminem "Stan". Not an original concept song by SOSA but ill execution.

    Stan was about a possibly homosexual stalker that put his baby mother's life at risk over an obsession of Eminem..

    Fan Mail was strictly about fan mail, including fan mail that he received from someone that was incarcerated..

    Cosign the ILL execution part..

    The songs are different, but i think the idea was obviously sparked by Stan...and the idea for Stan was probly sparked by Nas 'One Love'
  • blackstarrblackstarr Posts: 1,209 ✭✭✭✭
    man this album is a personal classic...love it!!!! Fan Mail my shit
  • vince_vincevince_vince Posts: 1,591 ✭✭✭✭✭
    okay, it's all similar but fan mail is the one i see myself playin the most without taking anything away from one love.
  • double jaydouble jay Posts: 50
    This album was fire! I always thought that Jay took a shot at AZ though when he said, "Its like their trying to make the Blueprint 2 before Hov."
  • its....JOHN Bits....JOHN B Posts: 10,767 ✭✭✭✭✭
    double jay wrote: »
    This album was fire! I always thought that Jay took a shot at AZ though when he said, "Its like their trying to make the Blueprint 2 before Hov."

    probably, AZ took a couple shots at Jay on that album
  • vince_vincevince_vince Posts: 1,591 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 2013
    Classic Or Not 100.........Aziatic

    where dat nigga stew at when you need him
  • achewon87achewon87 Midnight Marauder SDF-1Posts: 3,078 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Kalecrunch wrote: »
    he is turning fan submitted content into a song rapped by him.
    Eminem "Stan". Not an original concept song by SOSA but ill execution.

    Stan was about a possibly homosexual stalker that put his baby mother's life at risk over an obsession of Eminem..

    Fan Mail was strictly about fan mail, including fan mail that he received from someone that was incarcerated..

    Cosign the ILL execution part..

    *Fixed
    DMTxTHCAnd_So_It_Burns
  • double jaydouble jay Posts: 50
    double jay wrote: »
    This album was fire! I always thought that Jay took a shot at AZ though when he said, "Its like their trying to make the Blueprint 2 before Hov."
    probably, AZ took a couple shots at Jay on that album
    really? never caught that.

  • DMTxTHCDMTxTHC Posts: 14,218 ✭✭✭✭✭
    achewon87 wrote: »
    Kalecrunch wrote: »
    he is turning fan submitted content into a song rapped by him.
    Eminem "Stan". Not an original concept song by SOSA but ill execution.

    Stan was about a possibly homosexual stalker that put his baby mother's life at risk over an obsession of Eminem..

    Fan Mail was strictly about fan mail, including fan mail that he received from someone that was incarcerated..

    Cosign the ILL execution part..

    *Fixed

    Ether..
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