How Does AZ Rock a Down South Beat? Impeccably…(Audio)

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It’s been quite some time since AZ blessed fans with new material. Save for some loosies and guest verses here and there, the esteemed Brooklyn MC has not released an album since 2009’s Legendary, and his rumored Doe or Die 2 has yet to surface. While there still may not be a long-from project in sight, he recently released a new song, courtesy of DJ Absolut.

Simply referenced as “AZ Freestyle” on Absolut’s SoundCloud page, the song finds AZ dropping a choice verse over Ludacris “Grew Up a Screw Up,” featuring Young Jeezy. Rather than double-time his flow over the slowed down beat, as he often does, he downshifts the tempo of his cadence to stay in the pocket. While the track, with its chopped and screwed Biggie sample, is Down South, stylistically, AZ keeps it all the way Brooklyn, even shouting out his borough at the end of the track.

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