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Pieces of a Man
Pieces of a Man
Studio album by AZ

Released

April 7, 1998

Recorded

1997-1998

Genre

Hip hop

Length

51:23

Label

Noo Trybe Records

Producer

AZ, Goldfinga, Gucci Jones, L.E.S., Nashiem Myrick, RZA, Smoove, Tony Dofat, Trackmasters

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Pieces of a Man is the second studio album by American rapper AZ, released in 1998 on Noo Trybe Records. It features guest appearances from Nas, RZA, Monifah, Half a Mill and Nature

The album peaked at #22 on the US Billboard 200, and #5 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. Pieces of a Man sold 438,000 copies in the United States. The album's first single was "Hey AZ" featuring SWV, but it was not included on the album when it was released. The second single was "What's the Deal". The album received positive reviews upon release.

Track listingEdit

No. Title Performer(s) Producer(s) Time
1. "New Life (Album Intro)" AZ Goldfinga 1:22
2. "I'm Known" AZ Goldfinga 2:11
3. "How Ya Livin'" AZ, Nas L.E.S. 4:30
4. "Trading Places" AZ Trackmasters 3:43
5. "What's the Deal" AZ Trackmasters 3:56
6. "Love Is Love" AZ, Half-a-Mil, Nature Goldfinga, Gucci Jones, AZ 5:14
7. "The Pay Back" AZ Goldfinga, Gucci Jones 3:06
8. "Just Because" AZ L.E.S. 2:53
9. "SOSA" AZ Trackmasters 2:05
10. "It's a Boy Thing" AZ, Nature Trackmasters 4:02
11. "Pieces of a (Black) Man" AZ Trackmasters 3:44
12. "Last Dayz" AZ, Monifah Smoove 5:19
13. "Whatever Happened (The Birth)" AZ, RZA RZA 3:37
14. "Trial of the Century" AZ Nashiem Myrick 4:27
15. "Betcha Don't Know" AZ Tony Dofat 3:54
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