Nas & 50 Cent Sing AZ's Praises In "Jewels, Gems & Treasures" Documentary

AZ’s significance to hip-hop isn’t as widely discussed as other artists from New York but his contributions have had a lasting effect on the culture. Yesterday marked the rapper’s 50th birthday, and commemorating the milestone is the official trailer for his new documentary, Jewels, Gems & Treasures. 

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From his come-up in Brooklyn to becoming one of the most revered MCs to do it, AZ’s tale is one that’s yet to be explored in-depth. However, the new documentary offers an exclusive glimpse into his childhood and career with some help from a few fellow heavyweights in rap. Both Nas and 50 Cent contribute to the documentary with nothing but praise for AZ’s emergence in rap.