Pieces of a Man [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/7/1998
  • Label: Virgin Records Us
  • UPC: 724385671524
  • Catalog Number: 56715
  • Sales rank: 28,199

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    AZ is one of the best.

    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.

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