A*W*O*L* ( Version 1.5)
Released: Nov 2005
Though he's never achieved the mainstream success he deserves, Brooklyn street poet AZ remains one of the illest lyricists in the game. A.W.O.L. is amongst his best releases; it's a perfect blend of witty, hyper-visual wordplay and thick, sample-heavy beats. Check out "City of Gods" and the Premier-produced burner "The Come Up."