Over the course of his distinguished and influential career, AZ has been nominated for a Grammy, sold millions of albums, created hit singles and lent his voice to some of Hip-Hop’s most timeless music. The last time you heard his voice was on “Full Circle,” The Firm reuniting track from Nas’ Kings Disease, which would go on to win a Grammy for Best Rap Album of 2020.
It’s been a decade since ‘The Visualiza” has graced us with an album, but AZ has been teasing fans for years that a sequel to his classic and platinum debut, Doe Or Die, was on the horizon; and now that wait is over. As Doe Or Die recently celebrated its silver anniversary (25 years), the long anticipated and awaited sequel, Do Or Die 2, is finally upon us.
Today, AZ released “The Wheel,” featuring Jaheim, which is the first official single from Doe Or Die 2, which was exclusively premiered by Apple Music and Ebro.
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“We’re all just spokes in a big ole’ wheel.” “The Wheel” features three Grammy-nominated artists with Jaheim, Kaygee, who won a Grammy for Best Rap Album for Naughty By Nature’s Poverty In Paradise in 1996 (the first album to win that award), and AZ; who was nominated for a Grammy in the ‘Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group’ for “The Essence,” featuring Nas.
“It’s been a decade since I released a full body of work, but Doe Or Die 2 is just what the doctor ordered” AZ confidently asserts. “With the help of Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, T-Pain, Alchemist, Conway The Machine, Dave East, Pete Rock, Bink, Buckwild, Kaygee, Heatmakerz, Rockwilder, Baby Paul and a few others; I’m going to deliver an entree like no other.”
AZ’s Doe Or Die 2 will be released on 9-10-21.