When was AZ born? AZ was born on March 9
AZ, born Anthony Cruz in 1972, got noticed for his contributions to Illmatic, the debut album from Nas. His verse on “Life's a Bitch” has been used as an example where the featured artist steals the show. He was also part of NY supergroup The Firm with Nas, Foxy Brown, and Cormega (replaced by Nature).