AZ has returned with his new album Doe Or Die II, a sequel to his acclaimed 1995 debut. For the occasion, he lined up what can only be described as a heavyweight assault on “The Ritual,” which brings both Conway The Machine and Lil Wayne (who has been on an absolute tear of late) into the mix. And if that wasn’t enough to entice the hip-hop heads — it’s produced by The Alchemist.
Unsurprisingly, Alc keeps things to a minimum behind the boards, giving the three emcees ample space to put in work. Given the lyrical pedigree involved, “The Ritual” features an unspoken competitive edge, though it must be noted that Wayne’s inclusion will always raise the stakes of a scrimmage. Luckily, AZ and Conway are more than capable of dominating the court, and together the trifecta conduct a “Ritual” that should please any true fan of the golden era.