Back in 2016, BET aired their mini docu-series, #20YrsLtr, featuring rapper AZ. Recently, they uploaded the full footage to YouTube.
Anthony Cruz, known worldwide as AZ, released his debut album Doe Or Die in October, 1995. #20YrsLtr chronicles the rapper’s journey from childhood to his obtaining of a record deal due to his legendary verse on Nas’ “Life’s A Bitch”, as well as the production process of Doe Or Die.
Narrated by the legendary Rakim, the documentary shows footage from a past performance at the Apollo Theater, and features interviews from AZ’s family, producers: Pete Rock and DJ Premier, and rappers: Foxy Brown, Nas, and Raekwon the Chef, amongst others.
AZ looks sharp as ever, giving insight on key songs from the album, such as “Sugar Hill”, and “Mo Money, Mo Murder” showing us that even 20 years later, it’s still Doe Or Die. Also giving the world a preview into the making of Doe or Die II.