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For the record, perhaps no MC sounds as good as AZ on a soul beat. His recent “Thank You” freestyle speaks highly to that effect, as the Brooklyn lyricist kicked rhymes on a medley of beats. The first samples The Jackson 5’s “It’s Great to Be Here,” most familiarly used for The Notorious B.I.G.’s verse on “All About the Benjamins.” From there, AZ shows that he hasn’t lost his pen game on a bevy of classic break beats.

Hear the underrated, but legendary wordsmith do his thing on the “Thank You” freestyle below. Also be on the look out for Doe or Die II, which is scheduled to drop this year.

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