9 Lives (Explicit)
Released: Jun 2001
Though he's never blown up as big as he should, Brooklyn rhyme-wiz AZ remains one of New York most skilled lyricists. On his second album, Sosa continues his tradition of slick, literary street cat raps, oozing wary wisdom over thumping beats and soulful chopped samples. "At Night" and "Quiet Money" are especially tight.