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Pieces of a Man
Pieces of a Man
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
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All Artists: AZ
Title: Pieces of a Man
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 1
Label: Virgin Records Us
Original Release Date: 4/7/1998
Release Date: 4/7/1998
Album Type: Explicit Lyrics
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
Styles: East Coast, Gangsta & Hardcore, Pop Rap
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 724385671524, 0724385671555, 724385671517, 724385671555

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A very good cd
peter | Brooklyn, NY, USA | 12/30/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Overall this is an amazing cd. AZ raps fluidly and with a completely original style. The beats on this album are great, but they have a slightly poppier sound to them. Although i like how they sound, more subtle-minded hip hop fans, to whom i'd reccomend Illmatic or Doe or Die, might not appreciate the smooth crispness in this cd. The songs are generally catchy, especially how ya living," "love is love," "just because," and "last dayz." The album is both a moody dark reflection of life as a hustler, while it maintains a heartfelt an lively sound through some of the tracks. Overall, this is a thorough cd and my favorite of AZ's. I would reccomend it to just about all real hip hop fans who aren't too stuck on singles with catchy hooks that you can hear on the radio. Not that this isn't catchy. But get this cd. Its great."
The True Essence of Hip Hop, Any fan should buy this CD...
Richard Rademaker | Fairfax, Virginia USA | 07/19/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"In a hip hop era where artists want to rap about nothing but their bling-bling and cash flow, you have an incredible MC like AZ who just keeps it down low and yet remains the high in the "most under-rated rapper in the game" contest. This album is incredible, AZ is so good at putting visual pictures in every line he spits, thats why he's the "visualizer." AZ is finally getting more recognition, which he deserves, on his new release "Aziatic." I love the album, but I feel this one is more complete, every verse just sounds so nice and perfect. This album is perfect to listen to at the house, and an even better CD to ride to. His first single "what's the deal" is a true playas anthem, and likewise for tracks like "How Ya' Livin" (with Nas, incredible) and "The Pay Back" (this song is sick, the beat is a sample from Sade). That's the thing about Sosa, he can change it up for any audience that wants to appreciate his music, the ladies, the playas, hustlas, regular hip hop heads, for the clubs. In songs like "Just Because" can get the party started, and he definetly brings it on the deeper tracks like "The Last Days" (rhymes over R. Kelly "Body Callin" beat) and "Love is Love," which he intertwines his unique, smooth rhyming style with his knowledge and experience of life and blends them together to make powerful songs. Some other goods tracks on the album features Foxy Brown, Nature, & the RZA. Even the first two tracks are basically short intros, and you won't skip through them ever.This album easily gets 5 stars, I've been a huge fan of AZ ever since his debut on Nas's illmatic. His incredible flow, delivery, and clever lyrics make him one of the brightest stars in the hip hop world today, and its gettin pretty dark in here.."
Richard Rademaker | 03/04/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Pieces of a Man was an alright album. But it could have been alot better. For one reason, the album was orginally suppose to come out in the summer of 1997. I thought AZ lead single to that album was Hey AZ featuring SWV. Which was a tighter song compared to the new lead single What's the Deal. Then I found out once I got the long awaiting album that Hey AZ wasn't even on there! After the Firm Album, AZ told a magazine (I think it was the Source) that the Firm's Desperados song was suppose to be on Pieces of a Man. Many people said AZ lack hits on this album. Those where two rap songs that could have brought Pieces of a Man to the top of the charts. In conclusion, AZ and Nas will have to make up their mind when their albums come out. Many of their fans like myself get mad with them for keep changing their release date."