AZ, Raekwon & Prodigy Show That Rhymes Are Like Life Or Death To Great MCs (Video)
In April, AZ released a powerful collaboration alongside Wu-Tang Clan’s Raekwon and Mobb Deep’s Prodigy. “Save Them” was guttural East Coast Rap, produced by D.I.T.C. member Buckwild. These three MCs proved that they’ve been able to stay sharp, make incredible product, and never compromise from who they said they were when each burst on the scene in the early 1990s. With Minister Louis Farrakhan speaking on the chorus, the song deals with life, death, and the pursuit of dope rhymes. As Doe Or Die 2 lingers on the horizon, there may be an over-arching message here.
Now comes the video. Like the message of the song itself, the visual is about keeping it simple. Three artists who have become brands for their class clap the verses at the camera. Meanwhile, AZ walks around the community in New York City showing how he touches the people through more than just insightful bars.
According to Spotify, this Quiet Money Records single is in the Sony System, which may hint at AZ’s return to major label after a 15 year hiatus.
This premiered at Billboard.