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AZ (Rapper) Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

AZ Quick Info
Height 5 ft 8 in
Weight 75 kg
Date of Birth March 9, 1972
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Eye Color Dark Brown

AZ is an American rapper and songwriter who has been a longtime friend and frequent music collaborator of East Coast rapper Nas. Alongside Nas, Foxy Brown, and Cormega, he has been the one-fourth of the hip hop supergroup The Firm. As a solo artist, he has released several albums and tracks like Doe or Die, 9 LivesUndeniableDoe or Die II, The FormatPieces of a Man, A.W.O.L.Legendary, AziaticThe Come UpProblemsTake It Off, Save Them (ft. Raekwon and Prodigy), Found My NicheDifferent, Feel My Pain, Gimme Yours (ft. Nas), and Red Magic. Moreover, AZ was named as the “Most Underrated [Rapper] of All Time” by the online magazine and he was also included in the “Top 50 MCs of Our Time (1987-2007)” list, where he was reiterated as “arguably the most underrated lyricist ever.”

Born Name

Anthony Cruz

Nick Names

AZ, AZ the Visualiza, Sosa, The Rap James Bond

AZ in New York City in 1998
AZ in New York City in 1998 (Mika-photography / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Sun Sign


Born Place

New York City, New York, United States





Rapper, Songwriter


  • Siblings – He has a sister.


East Coast Hip Hop, Mafioso Rap




Quiet Money, Real Talk, Koch, Noo Trybe Records, Virgin Records, EMI

Net Worth

According to, his net worth had been $10 Million.



AZ in November 2021
AZ in November 2021 (AZ / Instagram)


5 ft 8 in or 173 cm


75 kg or 165.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

AZ has dated –

  1. Free Marie – He was romantically involved with media personality, television producer, choreographer, and philanthropist Free Marie (better known by her stage name: Free) in the past.

Race / Ethnicity

Mixed (Black and Hispanic)

AZ is of African-American descent on his mother’s side and has Dominican roots on his father’s side.

Hair Color


Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Pierced ears

AZ as seen in an Instagram post in September 2021
AZ as seen in an Instagram post in September 2021 (AZ / Instagram)

AZ Facts

  1. He was raised in East New York, Brooklyn.
  2. When he was 12 years old, AZ began writing rap lyrics.
  3. He befriended rapper Nas in the early 1990s.
  4. On October 10, 1995, AZ released his first studio album Doe or Die and it peaked at #1 on the US Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart and at #15 on the US Billboard 200 chart.
  5. With The Firm, he released the group’s debut studio album titled The Album on October 21, 1997, through Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope Records. It included songs like Executive DecisionFive Minutes to FlushHardcoreFirm Fiasco, I’m Leaving (ft. Noreaga), and Firm Biz (ft. Dawn Robinson). The album peaked at #1 on the US Billboard 200 chart as well as on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard) chart and was certified ‘Gold’ by Music Canada.
  6. AZ’s 7th studio album titled Undeniable was released on April 1, 2008, and it consisted of tracks such as Life on the LineFireUndeniableThe Game Don’t Stop, and Dead End. The album was ranked at #9 on the US Hot Rap Albums chart, at #18 on the US Top Independent Albums chart, and at #24 on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.

Featured Image by Mika-photography / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0

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