|Real Name/Full Name||Anthony Cruz|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||AZ|
|Birth Place:||Bedford–Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, United States|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||9 March 1972|
|Age/How Old:||49 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 177 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 8″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 71 Kg
In Pounds – 157 lbs
|Parents Name:||Father – N/A
Mother – N/A
|Net Worth:||$3 Million|
|Last Updated:||January 2022|
AZ is a well-known American rapper who has been in the music world for many years now. AZ has a long history and is famously known as a frequent and long-time music partner of Nas who is known as an East Coast rapper. At the same time, he has not only done music as a solo artist but also as a member of The Firm which is a hip hop music group.
Other members of the group include; Foxy Brown, Nas, Nature and Cormega. According to About.com magazine, AZ is the “Most Underrated (Rapper) of All Time. He was also listed in the “Top 50 MCs of Our Time” from 1987 to 2007. At the same time, he was arguably listed as the most underrated lyricist ever”.
Well, how well do you know about AZ? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about AZ’s net worth in 2022, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about AZ to date.
Biography and Early Life
AZ was born on the 9th of March in 1972 as Anthony Cruz in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York in the United States of America. Anthony Cruz has managed to achieve a lot in life over time but the most funny thing is that there is very little known about his background.
Anthony rarely reveals or talks about his parents. For this reason, we have found it challenging for us to find out who his parents are and that includes knowing their names and their occupation. However, he has been fair enough to reveal that he is American by birth with mixed ethnicity of African-American and Dominican ancestry.
His mother is African-American while his father is Dominican. Although he never talks much about his father, it seems that he grew up without him. This is because, he states clearly that he grew up with his mother and sister.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is AZ in 2022 and what is his height and weight? Well, AZ’s age is 49 years old as of today’s date 18th January 2022 having been born on 9 March 1972. Though, he is 5′ 8″ in feet and inches and 177 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 157lbs in Pound and 71kg in Kilograms.
Although he was born in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York, he was raised in East New York, Brooklyn where he grew up with his mother and sister. He started writing music when he was very young. By 12 years, he was sure that he wanted to concentrate on writing rap lyrics. He became friends with Nas in 1990s who was a young rapper from Queens. The first song Nas released was Ilimatic and he invited AZ in a studio to work with him.
Cruz had a verse on the song Life’s a Bitch and was also featured on the introduction of the album. After Nas released his song Ilimatic in 1994, Cruz was offered a record deal with EMI Records. Due to the fact that he started his career when he was still very young, there is very little information known about his education. We are however trying to find any tangible information and once we do, we will update it here.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Anthony Cruz’s other name should be “mystery man”. AZ is a very famous singer and songwriter who has achieved a lot as a singer. However, the people who love his music know nothing about his persona life starting from his background, education and now about his love life. Looking at his age, Cruz is not supposed to just have a girlfriend but a wife and children if possible. However, this is information that is only available for the people who are very close to him, his family and close friends. As for his fans, all what they are left with is empty assumptions and speculations with no tangible information.
However, this doesn’t mean that we’ve given up on doing our research about his love life. We are trying to get information about his current relationship status, whether he is a married man, divorced or dating. We are also trying to find out if he has any kids or not. In case he is single at the moment, we will try to find out if he has been in a relationship ever in his life.
Is AZ Gay?
As indicated above, AZ is a mysterious man and there is no information about his love life. However, he has never made any comment about his support for gay relationships. For this reason, we will assume that he is straight until otherwise proven.
AZ’s first appearance in public was Nas’ landmark album Illmatic released in 1994 on the song “Life’s A Bitch”. He has been featured in different vocals on The Genesis as their opening track. He signed with EMI and later released his first album Doe or Die released in 1995 to critical acclaim. The lead single on the album was Sugar Hill and it became his major commercial success. His song was listed on Billboard Hot 100 chart on number 25. His EMI contract was transferred to Label Noo Trybe Records qhich is EMI’s sister label.
Anthony Cruz has been a successful man and has attained a lot in his career as a singer and a songwriter. He has won different titles and awards including a Grammy Award for his expertise as a singer and songwriter.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of AZ in 2022
We might not have information of Anthony’s annual income, but looking at his current net worth of $3 Million as of 2022, it is enough to prove that he earns good money. All the wealth he has earned are from his hard work in the music industry.
AZ has a special way of performing and writing lyrics of his songs. This is one of the reasons that has made him so famous and earned him so much fame as a singer.