Hip hop legend AZ has been spitting out the hits since the early ‘90s and he hasn’t slowed down since. With a heavy collection of material and tons of swagger, the rapper flows with rhythm and ease during his exciting live performances. Whether he’s taking over the mic with fan favorites like “Gimme Yours” or flowing hard alongside special guests like Nas, AZ delivers one can’t-miss show after another on his fresh tours.
AZ, born Anthony Cruz, made his rap debut as a featured artist on Nas’ 1994 smash-hit record Illmatic before breaking out with his own successful album Doe Or Die a year later. The release mas a massive success, peaking at No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart and producing three gold-certified Top 40 singles. After spending time collaborating in the hip hip group the Firm, AZ and crew released their 1997 self-titled album and followed it up with extensive touring. Since returning to his solo career in 1998 AZ has released seven more albums and received a Grammy nomination alongside Nas for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group. With his narrative lyrics and smooth, rhythmic flows, AZ is a legendary performer who treats fans to timeless material and animated live performances every time he takes the stage. ... See MoreSee Less
The Shaskeen Presents: AZ with DJ Doo Wop
April 7, 2018, 9:00pm
Underground hip-hop legend R.A. The Rugged Man is embrarking on a new North American tour this winter alongside his protege A-F-R-O (aka All Flows Reach Out).
Few artists are ever as controversial as they are influential. New York legend R.A. The Rugged Man Official Page has lived up to such a moniker by simultaneously inspiring generations of rappers while being banned from every major record label’s offices and even barred from performing during the late-90s underground explosion. But by combining the authenticity of his undeniably rugged life with his undisputed mic skills and understanding of the genre as a Hip-Hop historian, his music has both survived and thrived off the strength of bootlegs and word of mouth through high profile collaborations and high quality official releases, setting a standard for “Real MCs” that few have ever attempted to match. Collaborator The Notorious B.I.G. was once quoted in reference to R.A. by stating “And I thought I was the illest.” ... See MoreSee Less
The Shaskeen Presents: R.A. the Rugged Man and Guests
March 24, 2018, 9:00pm - March 25, 2018, 12:00am