Pieces of a Man

Pieces of a Man

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AZ had a lot to prove with his second album, Pieces of a Man. Not only did he have to prove that the success of his debut, Doe or Die, was not a fluke, he had to live up to his success with the Firm and as a guest artist with Monifah, D'Angelo, and

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AZ had a lot to prove with his second album, Pieces of a Man. Not only did he have to prove that the success of his debut, Doe or Die, was not a fluke, he had to live up to his success with the Firm and as a guest artist with Monifah, D'Angelo, and Nas. For the most part, he lives up to these expectations on Pieces of a Man. There are certainly some slow spots on the record, but the production from Trackmasters and Dr. Dre is appealing, funky, and seamless, blending street rhythms with radio-ready hooks. Furthermore, AZ's lyrical skills are increasing, as the best moments (including the single "What's the Deal") prove. The moments that work on Pieces of a Man are so strong that they make the lesser, lazier moments forgivable.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/07/1998
Label:
Virgin Records Us
UPC:
0724385671524
catalogNumber:
56715
Rank:
38302

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

AZ   Primary Artist
Foxy Brown   Vocals
Nas   Vocals,Track Performer
RZA   Track Performer
Monifah   Vocals
Kenny Greene   Vocals
Nature   Vocals,Rap
Panama PI   Vocals
Keanna Henson   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

AZ   Producer,Executive Producer
Earl Cohen   Engineer
Tony Dofat   Producer,Engineer
RZA   Producer
Doug Wilson   Engineer
Ken "Duro" Ifill   Engineer
Nasheim Myrick   Producer
Kevin Crouse   Engineer
Steve Souder   Engineer
Poke   Producer
Jason Clark   Art Direction
Jim Janik   Engineer
L.E.S.   Producer
Trackmasters   Executive Producer
Darryl Young   Producer
Stephen Dent   Engineer
Steve Eigner   Engineer
Gucci Jones   Producer
Big Jon Platt   Executive Producer
Kenny Smoove   Producer
Damian Blyden   Engineer,Executive Producer
GoldFinger   Producer
Tone   Producer

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Pieces of a Man 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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PIECES OF A MAN is a great lp. Its no where near DO OR DIE, buts a great lp. PIECES OF A MAN has a more defined sound than DO OR DIE, but the calibar doesn't exceed DO OR DIE. Lyrically, AZ is killin' it. For example : "it gotta freeze time, thats why i ice the face on my watch". There are some slow spots on the lp, especially from the collabs, but its great lp none the less. A great sophomore effort from AZ.