Here is a new track from AZ and Statik Selektah off of AZ’s upcoming record, 15th Anniversary of Doe or Die, set to release on November 23rd. The re-release of AZ’s classic 1995 debut album will feature brand new remixes from Buckwild (Ho-Happy Jackie), D/R Period (Mo Money, Mo Murder, Mo Homicide), Pete Rock (Rather Unique) and Statik Selektah, new verses, and three to four brand new recordings. The 15th Anniversary album will only be made available on iTunes.
Here is what AZ had to say about the album:
Iâ€™ll take like the best 6 [songs] off ofÂ Doe Or Die and remix [those], and then add, like I said, four other [new] joints too it – just to give â€˜em something new. I didnâ€™t wanna do the whole Doe Or Die album [over], but I picked the best ones, from â€œSugar Hillâ€ to â€œGimme Yours,â€ â€œRather Unique,â€ â€œHo Happy Jackie,â€ the [title-track]. And then added the rest [of the] brand new songs, just to give the new fans of today a taste of whatâ€™s going on.
AZ also mentioned adding a few “lost tracks” that didn’t make the final Doe or Die track listing such as the Erick Sermon Remix of Gimme Yours and the Faith Evans version of Sugar Hill. You can read more in his interview on HipHopDX.
And if you like the chemistry between Statik and AZ on this track, get ready for a full length collabo LP from the duo in 2011!
Download: AZ- The Calm (Prod. Statik Selektah)