AZ has released a deluxe version of his 2021 release ‘Doe or Die II‘ with four new tracks for those headphones. We got a taste a week or so ago when the 2 Chainz collabo ‘Motorola Era‘ made it to streaming platforms, and now the other 3 tracks are in rotation, and they’re damn fly!
‘Jewels for Life‘ featuring Inky Johnson is a boom bap, soulful, emphatic number. AZ rides the beat effortlessly, like a luxury car through the streets of the hood and the head is nodding from start to finish. ‘Stay Fly‘ is a throwback joint and it’s got that energy! It’s that late 80’s, back to the essence hip hop, with killer drums and claps….. and AZ snaps. The fireball flow is crisp and coherent and the vibe is second to none! Rounding out the trio of unheard tracks is the Statik Selektah-produced ‘This Is Mine‘, which utilises some really soulful keys over the boom bap drums. This is golden era hip hop, and could easily be a sequel to Nas’ Illmatic classic ‘The World is Yours‘.
The much awaited sequel to Doe or Die was one of the better projects of last year, and the deluxe version just adds four new bangers to the total, with each song adding to the overall offering. Man this is HOT!