New York rapper AZ recently spoke on the possibility of reuniting with Nas, Foxy Brown, Nature and Cormega for a Firm reunion.
In addition to the possible reunion, AZ gave his thoughts on Nas’ upcoming Distant Relatives collaboration album.
“The Firm album which came out in ’97 featuring Nas, Foxy, myself, Nature and Cormega, we actually working on a couple of records so far,” AZ revealed in an interview. “Nothing is confirmed, without Nas though, but with Foxy and Cormega, so anything is possible. Keep your eyes open, you dig? The Nas and Damian Marley joint, I mean it’s cool. I didn’t really get to hear it too much but it’s good for hip-hop, it’s all good.” (Montreality)
Last December, there were reports of a reunion concert scheduled to take place in New York.
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)
However, later reports suggested 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)
Although ex-Firm member Nas was not billed to perform, SOHH had 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)
Check out AZ’s interview below: