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PostSubject: AZ...   Mon 26 Oct 2009, 9:49 am

What is worth checking out after Doe Or Die? Can you give ratings or rank his albums
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PostSubject: Re: AZ...   Mon 26 Oct 2009, 10:27 am

The only album of his I still own is 9 Lives and I think it's in the 4-4.25 range personally. What I've heard of Aziatic is also really dope.
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PostSubject: Re: AZ...   Mon 26 Oct 2009, 12:20 pm

I've only heard a few songs off The Format, but its been dope. I heard Legendary was subpar, so maybe stray away from that in the meantime.
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PostSubject: Re: AZ...   Mon 26 Oct 2009, 12:24 pm

Aziatic should be next on your list. It's a personal classic for me, but it's probably closer to 4.5 stars overall

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PostSubject: Re: AZ...   Mon 26 Oct 2009, 12:33 pm

Aziatic, S.O.S.A, The Format, and 9 Lives are all bangers.
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PostSubject: Re: AZ...   Mon 26 Oct 2009, 12:58 pm

AZ is in my top 10, and definitely a top favorite of mine. My rankings:

Doe Or Die- 5 Stars. (In my top 10 of all time...)
The Format- 5 Stars (personal classic for me, objectively it's probably around 4.25)
A.W.O.L.- 4.75 Stars (contains some of AZ's best material, with a small amount of average/weak tracks)
Aziatic- 4.5 Stars (See A.W.O.L., most people like this one more than I do)
Pieces Of A Man- 4 Stars (AZ's second album, took a completely different route than the debut; worth checking out)
S.O.S.A.- 4 Stars (If I recall correctly, this was released just before 9 Lives, and contains new tracks, plus a couple from 9 Lives)
Undeniable- 3.75-4 Stars (AZ's most recent official album [I don't count Siccness and Real Talk releases as official], good effort, but a disappointment to the rest of his work.)
9 Lives- 3.25-3.5 Stars (...I don't what you guys are hearing with this one... definitely his weakest effort, IMO)


I haven't checked out his two albums from this year, for reasons stated above, but Tran said Legenday was dope.

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PostSubject: Re: AZ...   Mon 26 Oct 2009, 12:58 pm

i actually like Pieces of Man as his 2nd best, i dont know why that album doesnt get the love it deserves

then get The Format, Aziatic, and AWOL
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PostSubject: Re: AZ...   Mon 26 Oct 2009, 1:03 pm

I forgot about AWOL, that's his 3rd best album IMO behind Doe Or Die and Aziatic.

Pieces Of A Man is a good album, but it doesn't quite have the replay value of the others I mentioned.
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PostSubject: Re: AZ...   Mon 26 Oct 2009, 1:08 pm

The Real Talk and Siccness releases were ok. I liked Legendary the most out of the two. Final Call is dope too.

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PostSubject: Re: AZ...   Mon 26 Oct 2009, 1:12 pm

Yeah SOSA was the bootleg of 9 Livez, if you look at the cover of 9 Livez it's got "S.O.S.A." written on the logo.
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PostSubject: Re: AZ...   Mon 26 Oct 2009, 1:14 pm

Final Call is indeed dope.

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PostSubject: Re: AZ...   Mon 26 Oct 2009, 6:48 pm

Thanks everybody. I'll order The Format, A.W.O.L. and Aziatic. Then Pieces Of A Man later, I avoided that one cos I heard it's a bit pop.

Really diggin AZ at the moment his flow so effortless and relaxing it's easy to miss that he is kicking some really complex lyrics
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PostSubject: Re: AZ...   Mon 26 Oct 2009, 7:00 pm

"Then Pieces Of A Man later, I avoided that one cos I heard it's a bit pop."

9 Lives is more pop... lol

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PostSubject: Re: AZ...   Mon 26 Oct 2009, 7:07 pm

Shaun wrote:
"Then Pieces Of A Man later, I avoided that one cos I heard it's a bit pop."

9 Lives is more pop... lol

Problems >>>>>>>>> Anything On Pieces Of A Man
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PostSubject: Re: AZ...   Mon 26 Oct 2009, 7:10 pm

9 Lives is AZ's Nastradamus... a couple of dope songs, and booboo the rest of the way. I can't believe so many people dig this one, lol

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PostSubject: Re: AZ...   Mon 26 Oct 2009, 7:15 pm

Shaun wrote:
9 Lives is AZ's Nastradamus... a couple of dope songs, and booboo the rest of the way. I can't believe so many people dig this one, lol

Telling people that 9 Lives is AZ's Nastradamus is misleading. While it may be his worse solo effort and more poppy than the rest of his albums, it doesn't reach the low that was Nastradamus. It's still a solid album IMO.

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PostSubject: Re: AZ...   Mon 26 Oct 2009, 7:37 pm

C'mon man don't even compare thosee two albums. If 9 Lives stopped at track 10, that album would be a 10 star classic IMO.
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PostSubject: Re: AZ...   Mon 26 Oct 2009, 7:57 pm

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C'mon man don't even compare thosee two albums. If 9 Lives stopped at track 10, that album would be a 10 star classic IMO.

I wouldn't go that far, but it's still a dope album nonetheless.

AZ's Nastradamus would be Undeniable.
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PostSubject: Re: AZ...   Mon 26 Oct 2009, 8:08 pm

WOW, i cant believe the hate for Pieces of Man thats definitely AZ's second best IMO, tracks like How ya Livin, Whatever Happened (The Birth), Sosa, Love is Love, Last Dayz, destroy everything on 9 Lives, i agree with Shaun about it being his Nastradamus, except not as bad
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PostSubject: Re: AZ...   Mon 26 Oct 2009, 8:24 pm

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WOW, i cant believe the hate for Pieces of Man thats definitely AZ's second best IMO, tracks like How ya Livin, Whatever Happened (The Birth), Sosa, Love is Love, Last Dayz, destroy everything on 9 Lives, i agree with Shaun about it being his Nastradamus, except not as bad

I don't hate Pieces Of A Man. I feel that it's a 4 star album, I just feel that 4 other AZ albums are doper.

Undeniable is his worst album though by far. It may be actually worse than Nastradamus. I'd take Project Windows, Come Get Me, and New World over anything on that album.
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PostSubject: Re: AZ...   Mon 26 Oct 2009, 8:34 pm

Really? I thought Undeniable was pretty dope. Not compared to the rest of his catalog, but just in general.

And yes, 9 Lives is better than Nastradamus, IMO, but it's the only AZ album that would fall under 4 stars for me, as is Nastradamus for Nas.

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