October September RSS Feed. The phenomenon of getting your personal weed carriers signed to a record deal of their own is a natural occurrence in all musical genres, from hard-hitting rock to alternative polka that can get your girl's panties to drop, but it seems to occur with alarming frequency in hip hop. I can't remember the last time that I checked out another hip hop blog and didn't see a single or a mixtape by an 'artist' piggybacking off of their famous friends. Hell, I could probably spend an entire year writing about a different weed carrier every single day although I will not do that: Max needs his fresh air. In most cases, I've noticed that the 'name' artist will use their baggage handler's album to promote themselves, not their friends, in the traditional 'obviously you can see why I'm making more money than them' manner. And that point is usually one hundred percent accurate: usually the guy whose day job is to make sure your khakis are pressed just so isn't really that good of a rapper, and only ends up getting the deal in the first place because the label has convinced themselves foolishly, in most cases that the successful and more popular artist will be all over their boy's disc, thus guaranteeing at least enough sales to pay off that coke and whore habit that has damn near bankrupted more than one record label. It isn't very often that a rapper's own tortilla warmer handles the microphone with enough ease to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with their more popular peers. It is extremely rare when a rapper's personal grill disinfectant actually possesses the skills necessary to outshine the primary breadwinner.
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The album features guest appearances by artists such as Nas and Miss Jones , and production from N. Joe , Pete Rock , L. Upon release, Doe or Die received notable critical and commercial success. The album peaked at 15 on the Billboard  , and 1 on the U. The album incorporates fictitious tales chronicling the underworld lifestyle of organized crime. These cinematic narratives often depict a mobster 's ascent to fame and wealth. Further emphasizing these themes, the cover of Doe or Die portrays AZ as an honoree of an elaborate mob funeral. Within the cover, a stylish portrait of AZ is surrounded by flowers, while the body of the rapper is buried in a casket that contains large amounts of dollars. In addition, the liner notes and the back of the album features images of AZ counting money, drinking expensive wine , and smoking cigars. Upon its release, Doe or Die received generally favorable reviews from most music critics.
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