Talent Bio

Anthony Cruz (born March 9, 1972), better known by his stage name AZ, is an American rapper best recognized for being Nas’ longtime and frequent musical collaborator. Nas, Foxy Brown, Cormega, and Nature are also members of the hip-hop collective The Firm. AZ was named the “Most Underrated [Rapper] of All Time” by the online magazine AZ was described as “probably the most undervalued lyricist ever” in the list of the “Top 50 MCs of Our Time (1987-2007)” on the website.

AZ originally gained notoriety by singing on the opening track “The Genesis” and the song “Life’s a Bitch” off Nas’s seminal 1994 album Illmatic. After joining EMI, AZ quickly released his critically acclaimed debut album, Doe or Die, in 1995. “Sugar Hill,” the album’s debut song, became AZ’s biggest commercial hit as a solo artist, peaking at #25 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and becoming gold. When the EMI Label Group closed, AZ’s EMI contract was moved to sister labels Noo Trybe Records and Virgin Records.

Following the release of this album, AZ joined forces with Motown and Universal Records and issued 9 Lives. He published Aziatic in 2002. The album’s hit “The Essence,” which features Nas, received a 2003 Grammy Award nomination for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group.

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Creative Talent Booking is the premier celebrity talent booking agency for paid events. Our focus is to provide you with the best talent to make your event unforgettable. Please note that we do not handle media requests or interviews. Creative Talent Booking will not relay messages to AZ or solicit donations on behalf of clients. Keep in mind that while celebrities do generously donate their time, they always charge a fee for any event, project, venue, or appearance. Let us help you bring your event to life with the perfect celebrity talent!

Is AZ Not Quite Right?

Creative Talent Booking partners with thousands of entertainers across a diverse range of genres. Our top priority is to ensure the perfect match between the entertainer and your event. If AZ is almost what you’re looking for, but not quite the ideal fit, we’ve got you covered. Take a look at our similar talent rosters to keep your search going and find the perfect fit for your event. (Ranked by Relevance)

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Making an event truly unforgettable takes effort. Booking AZ adds instant prestige to your show or gathering. That’s where Creative Talent Booking comes in – we’re here to help make your event seamless and memorable, so your guests will talk about AZ for years to come. Whether you’re planning a private party, concert, ceremony, or any other big event, Creative Talent Booking is your one-stop-shop for booking and advertising. If you’re interested in an exclusive, private AZ performance, we have the skills, resources, and expertise to create an elegant, VIP experience.

For over 15 years, Creative Talent Booking has been working with the best talent in the industry. Booking AZ and other world-class entertainers is our specialty. We have a proven track record of delivering unforgettable entertainment experiences, from private concerts with top music industry legends to corporate events with the finest DJs. At CTB, we understand the importance of showcasing your image, and that’s why we’re here to help you book your favorite musicians, DJs, and celebrity talent. With a focus on creating memorable entertainment experiences every day, let us help bring your event to life.

Creative Talent Booking provides comprehensive event talent booking services. Our offerings range from talent scheduling, contract negotiations, marketing and promotions, and interaction with agents and agencies. Let us help you book AZ, promote your public event, and handle the guest list. Our event booking services also include post-event press work, ensuring a seamless and successful AZ event. Trust us to take care of the details and make your event with AZ world-class, every time.

Our entertainment agency is committed to pairing the best talent with the ideal event, globally. As an international talent booking agency, Creative Talent Booking has the expertise to make your event unforgettable, no matter where you are in the world. If you’re interested in booking a AZ event internationally, get started by clicking here. We have a passion for putting together events that surpass expectations, and we can’t wait to help bring your vision to life.

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