Labels: EMI (1994-1997), Virgin (1997-1999), Motown (2000-2003), Quiet Money (2005-2007), Koch (2008-Present)
Complex Says: After his legendary verse on Nas' "Life's A Bitch," there was a bidding war to sign the young AZ. But his debut album didn't sell so well, and subsequent releases found him trying to make more and more commercial music to less and less fanfare. In '05 he went fully independent and went back to putting out street-oriented less and less fanfare.