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7/06/2005

 
HIP HOP'S MOST RESPECTED, AZ, IS BACK & STRONGER THEN EVER

HIS HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW ALBUM A.W.O.L
TO BE RELEASED AUGUST 23, 2005
ON HIS OWN QUIET MONEY RECORDS

(July 6, 2005) New York, NYQuiet Money / Fastlife Music announces the release of A.W.O.L., the new full-length album by AZ. A.W.O.L., his first album since his 2002 release Aziatic (Motown), is this millenniums blueprint to real Hip Hop.

AZs vision and lyrical power to paint pictures have long been celebrated by critics. His skill has put him on the level above most, alongside his peers NAS and Jay-Z.

A.W.O.L. showcases AZ at his best. His descriptive and impressive lyrical flow is at the forefront of his new album.

The 10-year veteran began his career by debuting on Nas track Lifes A Bitch.? He released classic bangers like 1995s Doe or Die, 1998s Pieces Of A Man, 2001s 9 Lives and 2002s Aziatic. AZ was also a member of rap super group The Firm with NAS, Foxy Brown and Nature, recording with some of todays greatest producers such as Dr. Dre, Trackmasters and Pete Rock.

Expanding his horizons, AZ also starred in and Executive Produced the 2003 feature film Envy.

Since the 1997 release of the platinum-selling album The Firm,? AZs solo albums have sold over 700,000 units combined.

A.W.O.L. is a rock-solid collection of 16 hot, brand new joints. The first single & video is The Come Up,? produced by the legendary DJ Premier. The buzz tracks AZs Chillin? and Never Change,? are already heating up New York airwaves. Funkmaster Flex, Absolut, Enuff and Kay Slay are a few of the DJs who are spinning the record every chance they get.

The complete track listing for A.W.O.L. is as follows (subject to change):

1. Intro (Produced by Heatmakerz)
2. Omega (Produced by Tone Mason)
3. The Come Up (Produced by DJ Premier)
4. Magic Hour feat. CL Smooth (Produced by Tone Mason)
5. No Strings (Produced by Baby Paul/BpZy)
6. Never Change (Produced by Heatmakerz)
7. A.W.O.L. (Produced by Vinny Idol)
8. AZs Chillin (Produced by Fizzy Womack)
9. Envious feat. Bounty Killer (Produced by MoSS)
10. Cant Stop Wont Stop (Produced by Frado)
11. Live Wire (Produced by Buckwild)
12. New York feat. Ghostface (Produced by Emile)
13. The Truth (Produced by DJ Absolut & Young Calvin)
14. Bedtime Story feat. Slick Rick (Produced by Jimmy Kendrixx & Baby Paul/BpZy)
15. So Sincere (Produced by Heatmakerz)
16. City Of Gods (Produced by Disco D)

For more information, contact Giovanna Melchiorre at 212-353-8800x257 / gio@kochent.com
OR
Matt Conaway at Movement Marketing 410-903-7568 / matthewbrn@aol.com




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