Ever Heard This Nas, AZ & Foxy Brown Freestyle From 1997? It’s Firm Business (Audio)

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Back in 1997 when Nas, AZ and Foxy Brown announced they were forming a super group called The Firm and their album would be released on Dr. Dre’s then new label Aftermath Entertainment, Heads went crazy with anticipation for the project. Though they would only release one album, which for many did not live up to expectations, the excitement in the air was palpable. Each of Nas, AZ and Foxy was in peak form in an era that many consider to be Hip-Hop’s best.

Here’s a look back at a freestyle session the three had on the Angie Martinez show that year. As you would expect, AZ and Nas each kick a blistering verse, but it’s Foxy who shines, going in not once or twice, but three times. The audio quality is not pristine but it captures a real Hip-Hop moment. Check it out.

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