News: The Firm Reunion Concert Nixed, Dispute Errupts W/ Promoter
Friday, Dec 11, 2009 1:30PM
The Firm reunion concert, with AZ and Foxy Brown, was canceled at the last minute Thursday (December 10) night in New York City.
According to reports, a dispute took place between AZ and the event promoter.
Fans waited on line yesterday for hours to catch the show to no avail. Yet the concert was canceled after there was a dispute between the rap vet and the promoter of the show. XXLMag.com spoke to Larry Gold, a publicist at the venue, who assures ticket holders that they will be reimbursed. "95-99 percent of our shows we are dealing directly dealing with either the agent or manager," Gold explained. "And this is one of those shows that went through a middle party. So other than we are reaching out to the promoter today to find out really what happened. Sadly to say we are really in the dark." (XXL Mag)
Initial reports suggested AZ was going to re-link with Firm partner in rhymes, Foxy Brown.
Former Firm members Foxy Brown and AZ will reunite in New York City for a rare performance together. Brown and AZ will hit the stage to perform during the DVD release of the movie Envy at New York City night club S.O.B.'s on Thursday December 10th. Foxy Brown and AZ will be joined by DJ Absolut, who will work the turntable during the evening, which will also includes surprise performances. Tickets for the show are on sale now and are priced at $20 for a limited time. (All Hip Hop)
Although ex-Firm member Nas was not billed to perform, SOHH recently spoke with AZ about his relationship with the fellow Queens, New York emcee.
"I mean, I reached out to him, uhm, I think he's going through a couple of whirls, he's going through a lot of situations so we haven't really sat down and politic'ed and talked about everything," AZ explained. "Actually, I did reach out for this Doe Or Die 2, that's what I'm working on, the Doe Or Die 2 stuff. Raekwon did the Cuban Linx , and The Blueprint 3 and the Carter III and IV, so them sequels do good in the marketplace. So I'm trying to do this Doe Or Die 2, I reached out to him, I haven't gotten feedback as of yet, but like I said, look at what he's going through." (SOHH)
The Firm is known for coming together for one album around 1996.
The East Coast gangsta rap supergroup the Firm never lived up to its excessive hype and instead became a brief footnote in the careers of its main participants. The foursome included four New York rappers -- Nas, Foxy Brown, AZ, and Nature -- but was actually the pet project of its producers: Nas Escobar (as he referred to himself at the time), Steve "Commissioner" Stoute, Dr. Dre and the Trackmasters. (All Music)
Check out AZ & Nas' "Mo' Money Mo' Murder" collaboration below: