|Studio album by AZ|
|Released||September 6, 2005|
|Genre||East Coast hip hop|
A.W.O.L. is the fifth studio album by rapper AZ, released on September 6, 2005. It was recorded after Final Call, which AZ declined to release because his label had pushed its release back two months—according to him, they were also the source of its early leak to the press and the internet. Garnering critical praise with production from highly regarded New York underground acts such as DJ Premier, Buckwild, and DipSet production duo the Heatmakerz, the rapper abandoned his previously money-oriented subject matter, stating that he "wanted it to be all street. A.W.O.L. is the first album AZ released on his own Quiet Money Records imprint. A.W.O.L. 1.5 was released several months later, which included a bonus disc featuring a cappella and instrumental versions to the songs on A.W.O.L..
|1.||"So Sincere (Intro)"||Heatmakerz||1:57|
|3.||"New York" (featuring Ghostface Killah & Raekwon)||Emile||3:45|
|5.||"Still Alive"||Vinny Idol||4:04|
|6.||"AZ's Chillin'"||Fizzy Womack||3:55|
|7.||"City of Gods"||Disco D||4:14|
|8.||"Street Life" (featuring Half-A-Mil & Begetz)||J-Hen||4:33|
|9.||"Bedtime Story"||Baby Paul, Jimi Kendrix||2:12|
|10.||"The Come Up"||DJ Premier||3:46|
|11.||"Envious" (featuring Bounty Killer)||Moss||2:57|
|14.||"Magic Hour*" (featuring CL Smooth)||Tone Mason||n/a|
|15.||"The Truth*" (featuring Ralo)||DJ Absolut||n/a|
note*:Track 13, 14 and 15 are the 3 tracks contained on track 13 which is 10:49 in length. It is one continuous track. All 3 tracks are available, separately, on his Final Call (The Lost Tapes) album.
- "Half Moon Serenade" by Naoka Kawai
- "Tell Me A Bedtime Story" by Quincy Jones
The Come Up
- "Wildflower" by The New Birth
- "He Keeps Something Groovy Goin' On" by Gwen McCrae
|"The Come Up"
|Billboard 200||Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums||Top Rap Albums||Top Independent Albums|
- Allmusic review
- Cokemachineglow review Archived February 12, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
- HipHopDX review
- IGN review
- PopMatters review
- Rhapsody review Archived June 2, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
- Stylus review Archived August 1, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
- Kayser, Brian (1 August 2005). "DJ Premier Interview". Retrieved 25 March 2011.