Smoke DZA – The World (Video).
I’m not really sure who to thank for the prevalence of quality weed rap that’s been proliferating the blogs in recent months (or years, depending on who’s counting), but I’m pleased about the development. I don’t indulge
anymore, but you certainly don’t have to be a weed connoisseur to enjoy the stylings of cats like Curren$y, Trademark da Skydiver, Wiz Khalifa (I’ve included him solely to piss in JihaD‘s cornflakes) and as of right now for the Jonnie-come-latelys among you, Smoke DZA.
DZA’s been making the rounds for a minute now and here’s most of what you need to know to get caught up on what he’s about:
- He smokes weed and raps about it a lot. Sorry if that was obvious from the first paragraph. Rap fans can be slow sometimes though. I blame all the weed y’all smoke,
- He’s out of Harlem, NY,
- He can rap really well. On a technical level. Plus he has a fairly unique style reminiscent of Curren$y and Willie the Kid,
- Like a bunch of other NY cats, he’s obsessed with Polo. Not the shitty excuse for a sport that elitist Brits and WASPs play – the designer, Polo by Ralph Lauren, and
- He’s pretty well connected in the rap game already. A glance at the tracklist for ‘The Hustler’s Catalog’ will reveal that.
You probably didn’t need to know any of that shit to enjoy DZA’s brand of mellow, hyper-literate rap, but then again, GeorgeBushMoney cares. Smoke DZA’s latest project, ‘The Hustler’s Catalog‘ (THC. Get it? As in… ah fuck it. There’s no way anyone is THAT fucking dense) is out for FREE right now. Just click the variably amusing (depending on how high you are) album cover below for a download link. Or HERE.
Oh, and I figured out who to thank for the glut of stoner rappers out at the moment.