Earlier today AZ released the street single from his forthcoming album, Do or Die 2.  Now an interview with the Brooklyn-born emcee, as he sits down with The Come Up Show, has been released. During the Q&A session,  AZ speaks on the new album, being underrated, and more.

AZ speaks on Do or Die 2:

“Doe or Die 2 is on a whole other level. That’s 15, 16 years in the making. It’s going to be a little more big boyish, but it’s gonna be a good look, ya dig?”

AZ addresses being underrated:

“I mean, it’s all good. I’m doing me. I made the transition from the majors to the independent, so at the end of the day, there’s a whole different machine behind you. You’ve gotta be the machine. As long as my sword stays sharp, I’m cool. At the end of the day, I’m always here. I’m the beginning that never began, I’m A to the Z. So I don’t worry about underrated or who’s hot, who’s not. The paper’s there. I own all my publishing and my masters, so I’m in a good position, you dig?”

Watch AZ’s full interview with The Come Up Show as he also speaks on working with Nas, Pete Rock, DJ Premier, and Lauryn Hill + more, below: