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@ 05:43 PM 06-12-2024 Rapper az settled law suit for stealing identity of kingpin azie
 

 
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 https://www.nydailynews.c .. n-a-name-450g/

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 4 weeks ago '13        #2
Commission  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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Cliff note bruh

You screening shotting like Baggio
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 4 weeks ago '22        #3
HIPHOPCOP  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x24 OP
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 Commission said
Cliff note bruh

You screening shotting like Baggio
Here the link

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 4 weeks ago '04        #4
NAKHI ALLAH 
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This is wild
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 4 weeks ago '21        #5
Tlatoani  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 HIPHOPCOP said
Here the link

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They ain't let me finish the article. Boooooo.
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 4 weeks ago '22        #6
Zone3CP Burner 
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This sh1t old
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 4 weeks ago '22        #7
Demencio Benson  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x36
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 Tlatoani said
They ain't let me finish the article. Boooooo.
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PUBLISHED: June 26, 1996 at 12:00 a.m. | UPDATED: January 12, 2019 at 10:11 p.m.

‘I was shot nine times. Twice in the head.


Azie Faison, a former drug dealer known on Harlem streets as “AZ,” is distinguishing himself from that other AZ, the rapper whose recent single “Sugar Hill” went gold.
“Someone point a gun and put it on your forehead and you see them pull the trigger. . . . It was like a very learning experience for me.


Faison considers this experience hard enough earned that nobody should be able just to adopt the tag AZ and sing about being a Sugar Hill drug dealer. This other AZ on the videos looks as if he was never shot, not even once.
“He look like a little kid to me,” Faison says.

So, Faison figures that he was only right in suing. The papers his lawyer filed in Manhattan Federal Court last year charged that the other AZ had stolen not just his client’s moniker but a persona that arose from a career as a young drug dealer.

That career ended abruptly on Aug. 21, 1987, when Faison and five other people were shot in a drug rip-off by none other than Ronald Timmons of the notorious Timmons twins.

Faison arrived at Lincoln Hospital to have a detective take a dying declaration.
“His exact words were, ‘Mr. Faison, you know you are dying, right?

‘ ” Faison remembers. “My exact words were, ‘I hope not.

‘ ”
For reasons he can ascribe only to the Almighty, Faison survived. He gave up the narcotics trade to become AZ, rap singer of righteousness.

“I felt I had a message, to tell the people what happened to me; that I saw God,” Faison says. “I was trying to show them right over wrong.


The public reaction was as might have been predicted.
“People didn’t want to hear that,” Faison says. “I was definitely ahead of my time.


Last year, Faison ended up broke on a stoop in Sugar Hill across from the dry cleaners where he had worked for $75 a week before becoming a drug dealer.

He suffered a surprise to rival that of being shot when somebody handed him a red and black flyer announcing that a rapper named AZ was coming out with a song called “Sugar Hill.


“I felt this to be very strange,” Faison says.
Over the days ahead, AZ posters were plastered all over the neighborhood. Faison was met with the same question everywhere he went.
“People were coming up, saying, ‘When’s your single out?

‘ ” Faison says. “I said, ‘I don’t have any record coming out.

‘ ”
One friend stopped by to urge Faison to share some of the wealth that was surely rolling his way.
“I said, ‘What?

‘ ” Faison recalls. “He said, ‘Stop playing me, A-man. Give me some money. Where’s your car? I know you got something new out here now.

‘ ”
Faison was at another friend’s house when he heard the deejay say, “AZ for real on Sugar Hill.


He then heard this other AZ sing the single promised by the flyers and posters. The song was a first-person account of a Sugar Hill drug dealer who becomes a “recovered man.


“I said, ‘This sounds like me,’ ” Faison says. “I said, ‘I’m AZ and I was born and raised in the heart of Sugar Hill.

‘ I said, ‘This don’t make sense.

‘ ”
Somebody urged Faison to sue and he retained attorney Lawrence Weiss. The suit docketed as 95 Civ. 7110 in Manhattan Federal Court alleged that the other AZ, real name Anthony Cruz, “appropriated to himself the name, identity, persona and life story of the plaintiff.


In recompense, Faison asked for $10 million. He also sought to enjoin Cruz from using the name AZ, as this was “likely to cause confusion and mistake, and to deceive consumers and others, as to the affiliation, connection and association of defendant with plaintiff.


Cruz’ lawyers denied that their client had ripped off anybody’s identity. They also suggested that Faison could not claim protective right to letters of the alphabet. “You or I could pick up the same AZ and go out there and perform,” attorney Donald Zakarin says.

In the depositions, Faison gave sworn statements as to his status as a bona fide former drug dealer known as AZ who had been shot nine times. The lawyers in April agreed to a settlement whose terms the parties are prohibited from discussing.

Faison does indicate that his remuneration is some $9,550,000 less than he sought. He says he is using the money to bankroll a record of his own. He will be assuming a new rap name based on A’s status as the first letter of the alphabet and Z’s as the 26th.

“I’m ‘1-26,’ now,” Faison says.

“But, you can come up to Harlem and ask anybody who’s the real AZ.
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 4 weeks ago '21        #8
Tlatoani  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 Demencio Benson said
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Appreciate you.

Bro can give his little rap career a rest
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 4 weeks ago '04        #9
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 Zone3CP Burner said
This sh1t old
I got him in his feelings when I told him Tupac was a studio gangster. Then he pulled this bullsh1t AZ story out his pocket and ran with it. Now we are here, he ran and made an AZ thread, Az must of herbed him and he still bitter over it
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Op crashing out in this thread over AZ for no reason, weirdo sh1t
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 4 weeks ago '17        #10
TheFreakyRobber  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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 4 weeks ago '22        #11
Zone3CP Burner 
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 Adwerdz said
I got him in his feelings when I told him Tupac was a studio gangster. Then he pulled this bullsh1t AZ story out his pocket and ran with it. Now we are here, he ran and made an AZ thread, Az must of herbed him and he still bitter over it
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Op crashing out in this thread over AZ for no reason, weirdo sh1t
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n1ggas be at war and getting salty.
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MF’s be playing with rappers like they action figures.


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 4 weeks ago '04        #12
Adwerdz  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x150
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 Zone3CP Burner said
n1ggas be at war and getting salty.
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MF’s be playing with rappers like they action figures.


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 4 weeks ago '08        #13
Skilly713 
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OP gone be shell shocked when he find out about these autonomous whips on the road
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 4 weeks ago '22        #14
Demencio Benson  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x36
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 Tlatoani said
Appreciate you.
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 4 weeks ago '08        #15
Skilly713 
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Geeked for this AZ concert coming up in August
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 4 weeks ago '04        #16
Adwerdz  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x150
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 Skilly713 said
Geeked for this AZ concert coming up in August
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Facts, same here
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 4 weeks ago '14        #17
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 Adwerdz said
I got him in his feelings when I told him Tupac was a studio gangster. Then he pulled this bullsh1t AZ story out his pocket and ran with it. Now we are here, he ran and made an AZ thread, Az must of herbed him and he still bitter over it
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Op crashing out in this thread over AZ for no reason, weirdo sh1t
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While I disagree with Pac being a studio gangster, OP did indeed, jump all the way out the window with the AZ sh1t
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 4 weeks ago '04        #18
7twelve  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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50 took az album name from doe or die

 4 weeks ago '19        #19
Bxswaggerjacker 
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What about Rick Ross
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 4 weeks ago '17        #20
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 Bxswaggerjacker said
What about Rick Ross
Rick Ross had jay Z in his corner
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 4 weeks ago '24        #21
BigSticks 
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 Bxswaggerjacker said
What about Rick Ross
He tried and it didn’t work
Which I always thought was stupid as hell

Rick Ross is legit a character, him and YG need a damn Emmy , those brothers stay in character on some undertaker/ WWE sh1t
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 4 weeks ago '18        #22
BrooklynDamien  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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It's wild bc az real name is Anthony Cruz starts with a and ends with z. Gangster Azie doesn't even spell the sh1t the same... Ross took freeway ricky whole sh1t. 50 got a gangster's moniker too
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 4 weeks ago '19        #23
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 BrooklynDamien said
It's wild bc az real name is Anthony Cruz starts with a and ends with z. Gangster Azie doesn't even spell the sh1t the same... Ross took freeway ricky whole sh1t. 50 got a gangster's moniker too
All these n1ggas taking gangsters name and likeness. Machine gun Kelly is another one
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 4 weeks ago '11        #24
Silencer  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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That's wild.

Shout out to AZ but I swear I heard some other ny rappers on that sugar hill beat a year or 2 before it came out.

Same exact beat with 1 or 2 minor changes
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 4 weeks ago '16        #25
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Another pointless thread

AZ is god body and that name was popular back then.

Plus Mobstyle was active and around when AZ dropped.

Now the sugar hill part is where it gets murky for a bk n1gga.


Last edited by BxCastro; 06-12-2024 at 10:40 PM..
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