🔊🥳Today, March 9, 1972, AZ was born Anthony Cruz in Brooklyn, NYC, NY. As a member of rap supergroup The Firm, Cruz helped create a hip-hip classic, “The Album.” On November 7, 1997, “The Album” peaked at no. 1 on the US Billboard 200; marking the second no. 1 album from AZ behind his “Do or Die.” LeShaun David Lewis, better known as L.E.S., produced the lead single ‘Firm Biz,’ and it peaked at no. 38 on the Billboard Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Chart. Nicki Minaj released her remix of ‘Firm Biz’ on her “Sucka Free” mixtape.