Fan Mail

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“I had to write you, its beyond trying to enlighten you / its a token or appreciation for being that poet with no abbreviations”

The deep connection we develop with some rappers through their music triggers a relationship thats closer than they will ever know. Some keep it inside, some talk about it to their friends, and some send fan mail hoping it will reach the person they feel so related to. Praise, thoughts, advice, and understanding are just some of the things these letters will entail. Fabolous and AZ touch the subjects separately, taking time to read their fan mail. Continue reading

Crazy Verse: AZ – Sosa

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AZ – SOSA

Minolta, double exposure, wide lens view
Check credentials and niggas next to push tha Benz through
You know the glow iced out rings long dough
Spandex, Moshino, ho bitches lettin’ their thong show
I play the game, took plenty paper still remain the same
Age and name, barrel link chain, lettin’ my piece hang
Domestic, no more crime play but still connected Continue reading

AZ – Doe or Die Album Review

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Sosa’s 1995 debut has been getting plenty bump from me lately and just so happen that this time, I had a keyboard in front of me and not a steering wheel. Lets get into this gem.

Intro
Whats its all about?!!? “Doe or Die, kid!”

Uncut Raw
No need for lactose. Til this day, this is one of my favorite AZ tracks. Its gritty, sinister and the verses trump his most famous verse from “Life’s A B$$$h” (ok, maybe I’m buggin but its pretty damn good). Hence the title, this is the purest lyrical form of Anthony Sosa. A short but enjoyable track that is worthy of a repeat. The hidden gem of the album in this one.

Poverty-stricken, they even turn a church kid into stickin
It seems sickenin, but what? Whatever makes the pockets thickin Continue reading

Crazy Verse: AZ – Uncut Raw

Sosa is definitely in my list of top lyricists. The song title describe this verse perfectly. “No need for lactose…”

Life is a struggle, that’s why niggas I know stay on the juggle
Some hustle to double, others hug you then mug you
Poverty-stricken, they even turn a church kid into stickin
It seems sickenin, but what? Whatever makes the pockets thickin
Fuck police and no remorse for the beasts
that’s lost on the streets, that pistol whip a priest for a crosspiece
Some lost sheep, runnin thru strips, thinkin of top dealers
Fillin Tek clips, wit ‘cop killers’ that could stop gorillas
Shovin a stubnose in buttholes, I’m nutso
skitzo, clepto, killin shit up throughout the metro
My thug essence will always keep me plugged with drug investments
Sketch my reference, takin papers considered preference
And violations will lead to kidnappin, decapitation
So what you’re facin, is realism that’s in activation
Livin off land with five honeys playin my hand
Me and fam, sippin’ on Guinness stout and eatin clams
It’s all part of plans, a vet chillin in Tamps, West and Stans
Outta state connect, slugs, sex, drugs and grands

After reading/hearing this, your face should be equivalent to the image below…