Anthony Cruz, better known as AZ,is an American rapper of Afro-Dominican descent. AZ is best known for being a long time rhyme partner of Nas and being a member of hip-hop super group The Firm alongside Nas and Foxy Brown. AZ is known for his multi-syllabic rhyming pattern and deep content base and is considered to be an underrated rap genius. AZ’s highly anticipated album Doe or Die 2 is set for release in summer 2010. He is also the founder of HeyAZ.com an official the official online mobile music & media zone, social network and hiphop museum.