One of the game's most underrated MCs—AZ—is gearing up to re-release his debut album Doe or Die in celebration of its 20th anniversary this month. Back in 1995, Doe or Die became one of the most anticipated projects in rap history after AZ's verse on "Life's A Bitch" off Nas' Illmatic. The album's Mafioso tone was highly influential during that period, as well.
To get fans excited for the re-release, AZ drops a new track, too. "Back To Myself"—featuring Soshy on the hook and BabyPaul/BpZy and Frank Finesse on the boards—is a smooth offering we can only expect from AZ. This quote he gave us will sum up the song you're about to listen to:
“To loose hope is to loose focus.
Doubt is the cousin of defeat.
Determination is what separates the Sayer's from the Doer's.
The goal is to get it done!
I'm back to myself.”
You can stream his new track below and in addition to the re-release, AZ launched a brand new digital store with limited edition merch, as well. The Brooklyn rapper is also planning on releasing a book on Nov. 24 titled Jewels, Gems & Treasures, which you can pre-order on his site now.