In what is becoming an annual tradition, Smoke DZA celebrated Wrestlemania 32 with the latest installment in his Ringside series: Ringside 4, produced entirely by fellow Uptown New Yorker 183rd. Ringside 4 is nine tracks long and gets features from Wale and Bodega Bamz, as well as an introductory speech from Peter Rosenberg (as is tradition), who calls DZA "My horseman, my guy, my ace."
Sauce McKinley makes his HNHH debut with SOUND W/\\/ES, a funky 8 track project that gets guest appearances from the likes of Locksmith, Kembe X, Smoke DZA, and others. Sauce McKinley is undeniably one of the coolest names in the business, a name that reflects his raw creativity willingness to take artistic risks. His outside the box mentality has caught the eye of such rappers as Freddie Gibbs, and if you're digging this project, be sure to check out his The Appetizer EP released last year.
Corner Boy P
After dropping his Amerikan Greed project in November, Jet Lifer Corner Boy P drops off his latest mixtape RNS 2. Laced with 9 tracks, RNS 2 is stacked with features, including a few from Corner Boy P's Jet Life affiliates. All in all the tape sees appearances from LE$, Curren$y, T.Y., Roddy, Fiend, Smoke DZA, & Blunt Smoker, with 183rd handling the bulk of the production.
Ringside 3 EP
With Wrestlemania 31 kicking off yesterday, we knew this was coming. For the past two years, Smoke DZA and R.F.C. producer 183rd have been teaming up for Ringside EPs that have dropped right around the time Wrestlemania starts, and today we get their third installment. As usual, 183rd handles the entire tape's production, and samples of wrestling banter and theme songs abound (note the Iron Sheik guest appearance).
For the past few months, NYC's Boogz Boogetz has been hitting us with tastes of his project C.O.O.L. 2, and today's the day that the full project arrives. Consisting of eighteen diverse tracks, the tape arrives after we've already heard six of its tracks, namely "Off The Chain," "Live," "Feel Right," "Overdose," "American Dream" and "OOH HE HOT."
The M.A.F.E. Project
BJ The Chicago Kid
After scoring his first bonafide hit as a guest artist with Schoolboy Q's "Studio," BJ The Chicago Kid has been quietly dropping some of the best R&B tracks of the year. After releasing eight tracks as one-offs earlier this year, BJ compiles them all into The M.A.F.E. Project and throws in four new tracks as a bonus. Opening with an acapella take on Justin Timberlake's "Strawberry Bubblegum," the project also includes his and Q's remix of Kanye West's "I Can't Hold My Liquor" and a reworking of James Brown's "King Heroin" entitled "Real Love Never Dies."
Earlier today, Taylor Gang's Tuki Carter hit us with "Weed Wax & $," a new song with Smoke DZA, and now he's taken the opportunity to share the rest of the project it's included on. TUKI Tape, as the free release is titled, brings together 14 tracks from the Atlanta rapper.
19-year-old MC Raven Felix has just released Valifornia, her debut mixtape. Looking through the tracklist of the 14 track project, it doesn't resemble a debut, as heavyweights like Snoop Dogg, Smoke DZA and Chevy Woods all pop up on separate tracks. Not too shabby for a teenager, most of whom would be lucky to get a retweet from such upper-level rappers. Johnny Goood, 3rd Ave and Myles Maleek also guest, and production comes from Prolific Seven, Tekneek, Ted Chung, E-Dan ID Labs, Big Jerm ID Labs, Eggs Jumbo, Grey Goon and Ill Blu.
The #Illmatic20 Tribute Mixtape
As you may have heard, Nas' Illmatic turned 20 today, and NahRight and UpNorthTrips have celebrated by releasing a tribute tape. The #Illmatic20 Tribute Mixtape features contributions from NYC rappers like Smoke DZA, Troy Ave, Mr. Muthafuckin Exquire, Bodega Bamz, Al-Doe, Euro League, Doley Bernays, YC The Cynic and many more.
Ringside 2 EP (Prod. By 183rd)
Fresh off the release of his new album Dream.ZONE.Achieve, and in the midst of WrestleMania XXX, the KushedGod himself has blessed us with the second instalment in his Ringside EP series. Production on the 8-track project was handled his by fellow R.F.C. member 183rd, with features from Peter Rosenberg, WWE Intercontinental Champion Big E, A$ton Matthews and Flatbush Zombies.
Remember To Smile
Remember To Smile is a new 13-track project from Baltimore, Maryland representative Rickie Jacobs, who holds it down for his city like no other. Features include Smoke DZA, DUBB, Beya Likhari, Iman Europe, Rome Duran and Shwaze Collins, with production from YOG$, Drugs Cinema, Eu-Iv, Young Billionaire, Arsenic, Audio Unit, C.A.G. Beats, Prime Keyz & Rosewood, Trakksounds and Xenia Ghali.
The Stage EP
Curren$y & Smoke DZA
Cop The Stage EP, the latest mixtape from Curren$y & Smoke DZA, which dropped on Wednesday, October 30th, 2013. Curren$y & Smoke DZA's odds keep getting better with each new leak, and The Stage EP will undoubtedly improve his chances of winning. It's a worthy addition to a respectable catalogue that has seen a lot of growth since Curren$y & Smoke DZA debuted in this game. We're looking forward to the follow-up. These artists are featured on the mixtape: French Montana, Big KRIT. The following producers soundtracked the project: Harry Fraud.
Give Black Bart a spin - it's the latest tape from Black Dave, having dropped on Tuesday, September 17th, 2013. Black Dave's musical situation is improving with every new release, and Black Bart will most definitely help the cause. It's a fine addition to the growing body of work Black Dave has been developing since stepping foot in the game. We're looking forward to what Black Dave has in store.
Check out Ringside (EP), a new mixtape from Smoke DZA that saw the light of day on Sunday, April 7th, 2013. Smoke DZA's movement grows stronger with each new release, and Ringside (EP) has further strengthened that fact. It's a solid addition to the commendable body of work Smoke DZA has been creating since stepping foot in the rap game, and we're definitely looking forward to what Smoke DZA has on deck. The following producers soundtracked the mixtape: 183rd. Let us know what you think, folks.
Give K.O.N.Y. a spin - it's the latest tape from Smoke DZA, having dropped on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012. Smoke DZA's musical situation is improving with every new release, and K.O.N.Y. will most definitely help the cause. It's a fine addition to the growing body of work Smoke DZA has been developing since stepping foot in the game. We're looking forward to what Smoke DZA has in store. These artists contributed to the project: Fat Trel, King Chip, Joey Bada$$, Ab-Soul, Vado, A$AP Twelvyy, NymLO, Al-Doe, Den10, DJ Will Gates, Big K.R.I.T..
Cuz I Felt Like It EP
Bump Cuz I Felt Like It EP, the latest mixtape from Smoke DZA, which dropped on Wednesday, April 4th, 2012. Smoke DZA's horizons are broadening with each new release, and Cuz I Felt Like It EP is no exception. It's a worthy addition to a catalogue that has seen much growth since Smoke DZA stepped foot in the rap game. We're looking forward to hearing more. These artists are featured on the mixtape: Jae Millz, Den10. Can you dig it?
Sweet Baby Kushed God
The following artists are featured on the project: Domo Genesis, Mookie Jones, A$AP Rocky, A$AP Twelvy, Danny Brown, Killa Kyleon, Freeway, Action Bronson, PI-C. These producers contributed to the project: 183rd & Kenny Beats, 183rd, Lex Luger, 183rd & Maki, Maki & 183rd, A-Foe, Flying Lotus. What do y'all think of this mixtape?
The Hustlers Catalog
These artists contributed to the mixtape: The Kid Daytona, Big Krit, Mookie Jones, Killa Kyleon, Kendrick Lamar, Big Sant, Devin The Dude. How does this compare to Smoke DZA's previous work?Make sure to visit our mixtape section to stream and/or download Sweet Baby Kushed God, a tape released by Smoke DZA on Saturday, December 24th, 2011. It features such cuts as Intro, To Whom it May Concern, The World.