Studio album by AZ


June 11, 2002


2001-2002 at Sweet Mountain Studios (New Jersey), Sugar Hill Studios (New Jersey) and The Power Plant (New York)


Hip hop






AZ (exec.), Baby Paul, Big Joe, Damien "Deo" Blyden (exec.), Buckwild, Chop D.I.E.S.E.L., DR Period, L.E.S., Kedar Massenburg (exec.), Miller Time, Portiay, Precision

AZ chronology


9 Lives (2001)


A.W.O.L. (2005)

Aziatic is the fourth studio album by American rapper AZ, released in 2002 on Motown. It features a guest appearance by Nas on the song "The Essence", which was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group in 2003. 

The album peaked at #29 on the US Billboard 200, and #5 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. It is considered AZ's comeback album due to its positive critical reception, and helped to restore his credibility. Aziatic has sold over 500,000 copies, and was certified Gold in sales by the RIAA.

Track listingEdit

No. Title Performer(s) Writer(s) Producer(s) Time
1. "Once Again" AZ Cruz, Pittman, Sebastian DR Period 2:39
2. "A-1 Performance" AZ Cruz, Leib, Richardson, Riddick Portiay 3:53
3. "Wanna Be There" AZ Barge, Blyden, Cruz, Curry, Jiles Chop D.I.E.S.E.L. 3:56
4. "Take It Off" AZ Cruz, Lewis, Middleton, Thomas L.E.S. 4:23
5. "The Essence" AZ, Nas Cruz, Hendricks, Johnson, Jones, Risko Baby Paul, Mike Risko 3:29
6. "Hands in the Air" AZ, D.J. Rogers Jr. Cruz, Gates Precision 4:14
7. "Fan Mail" AZ Blyden, Caston, Cruz, McFaddin, Miller Miller Time 3:36
8. "Paradise (Life)" AZ Barrett, Blyden, Cruz, Hawes, Miller Miller Time 2:54
9. "Take Care of Me" AZ Cruz, Ford, Gates Precision 3:42
10. "I'm Back" AZ, El Shabar Best, Caston, Cruz, Sawyer, Wiloford, Wilson Buckwild 3:12
11. "Hustler" AZ, Trav, Animal Blyden, Carrol, Curry, Cruz, Edwards, English, Harris, Robinson, Street, Williams Chop D.I.E.S.E.L. 4:08
12. "Re-Birth" AZ Best, Cruz, Mansfield Buckwild 2:00
13. "Aziatic (Outro)" AZ Blyden, Cruz, Curry Chop D.I.E.S.E.L. 1:07
14. "Doing Me" AZ Cruz, Woolfolk Big Joe 3:48
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