Behind The Beat: Harry Fraud
Harry Fraud has stayed in the same part of Brooklyn his entire life. “I ran around Gowanus when it was word of mouth the mob was dumpin’ bodies here,” he says with a hint of sarcasm. Fraud’s studio is situated in a relatively industrial patch of a neighborhood that has seen a real estate boom in recent years.
Cam'Ron Is Going On Tour With G Herbo, Smoke DZA, The Underachievers, & Nyck Caution
This spring, Cam'Ron will hit the road for a 27-show North American tour presented by The Smokers Club. Joining him will be Smoke DZA, G Herbo, The Underachievers, Nyck Caution, Mobsquad Nard, G-Jet, and Liam Tracy. The tour begins in Vancouver on May 31 and weaves through the country before wrapping up in Norfolk, VA in July 14th. His farewell album Purple Haze 2 is due out later this year. This may be one his last tours. Check the full tour schedule below to see if Killa Cam is coming to a city near you.
Stream Smoke DZA & Harry Fraud’s New Project “He Has Risen”
Remember back on February 5 when we were bombarded with a ton of new projects from Wiz Khalifa, Majid Jordan, Boosie Badazz, Young Thug, Dizzy Wright, and Future? Well today is similar to that, and we’ve already received new projects from Kendrick Lamar, Bas, Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz to name a few. Now adding his name to that list is the Kushed God, Smoke DZA and his new Harry Fraud-produced project He Has Risen.
Pete Rock & Smoke DZA Announce Joint Effort "Don't Smoke Rock"
As Smoke DZA gears up for his joint album with Harry Fraud to drop tomorrow, he's already begun promoting the next project, which is also a joint effort with a well-respected producer: Pete Rock. Taking to twitter last night, the OG producer announced the album title and called the album "frikkin amazing." The project is titled Don't Smoke Rock, but no release date has been revealed yet. Pete Rock says of the joint album, "If you miss realness this project is full of it."
Stream Young Roddy's Debut Album "The Kenner Loop"
Young Roddy's consistent output high-pitched fire has elevated him to the status of Jet Life prince. He recently announced his debut album The Kenner Loop, and HNHH premiered the album's first single "My Business" feat. Curren$y one month ago to the day. Now, The Kenner Loop is available to stream in all its glory.
Rappers Share Their Smoking Preferences For 4/20
Today may not be a government-mandated holiday, but for those who advocate a green lifestyle, it's just as important as any other statutory holiday. Rap music has a special niche for all the weed smokers out there, however it's really transcended that niche genre and has become pretty common-place. Every other song has a reference (or three) about lighting up/rolling up/smoking up. It's safe to say we don't need a reason to smoke, but hey, we'll take one.
Stream Trademark Da Skydiver's "Return Of The Super Villain"
The super villain is a tried and true trope in hip-hop, with artists such as MF DOOM mining the psyches of the deranged and often ludicrous comic book arch-nemeses. Trademark Da Skydiver returns to the anti-Justice League today, dropping a project entitled Return Of The Super Villain (which references his previous Super Villain series). Clad in a bandana and gold watch in the album's artwork, Trademark's dastardly persona seems to be defined by its weed smoking abilities. Flame on!
Stream Smoke DZA & R.F.C.'s "The Outsiders" Album
Smoke DZA is back with his second release of 2014. A collaborative album with his R.F.C. group, The Outsiders includes high-profile features from A$AP Rocky, Cam'ron, Styles P, Chevy Woods, Dame Dash (of "Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B" fame), and Dom Kennedy. The production is handled by Cardo, DJ Relly Rell, Jahlil Beats, Ski Beatz, Lee Bannon, 183rd, and more.
Stream Cam'ron's "First Of The Month, Vol. 5" EP
Like clockwork, a new EP from Cam'ron materializes on the first day of the month, even if it's a Sunday. Even more reliable than USPS, Killa Cam grants us the fifth installment of his First Of The Month series, which began in July of this year. Featured on the project's five tracks are Wiz Khalifa, Smoke DZA, Hell Rell and Sen City.
10 Must-Hear Danny Brown Remixes
Danny Brown has completely exploded in the hip-hop world over the past few years, since his humble beginnings as a Detroit mixtape rapper. His zany flow and outlandish antics have made him a staple in the festival world, his remix-ability has made him popular both in the EDM and beat culture crowds, and he has a inexplicable appeal to the indie culture, with collaborations alongside the likes of Purity Ring, Vampire Weekend and Portugal. The Man.
Crew Love: Jet Life
In 2009, when Curren$y started Jet Life Recordings, there were only two other members to the Jet Life crew: Young Roddy and Trademark da Skydiver. In the five years since, Jet Life has grown like kudzu.
Review: Smoke DZA's "Dream.ZONE.Achieve"
Smoke DZA fans have seen the Harlem rapper’s growth from his last few projects. He went from hard-hitting straight-laced lyrics in George Kush Da Button to a street storyteller in Rugby Thompson. Back with the long awaited and highly anticipated Dream.ZONE.Achieve, DZA sets out to prove that he has a lot more to talk about than just marijuana.
Stream Smoke DZA's New "Dream.ZONE.Achieve" Album In Full
Rejoice, sinners. Smoke DZA's new album, Dream.ZONE.Achieve, has been made available for streaming via Spotify.
Album Cover & Tracklist Revealed For Smoke DZA's "Dream.ZONE.Achieve"
Yesterday Smoke DZA surprised fans with the release of a new single "Hearses" featuring TDE's Ab-Soul. The record was extremely well-received, as the Kushed God and Third Eye-enthusiast traded bars, giving us high hopes for what's to come from DZA's new album Dream.ZONE.Achieve.
Cam'ron Says He's Working On Project With Smoke DZA
Cam'ron seems to be back in action these days. We've heard from him more in the past month than we have in 2013, at least, it seems that way.
Review: Curren$y's "The Drive In Theatre"
Only a handful of artists release as much content as Curren$y does. Some can match the quantity, but none can top the quality. Spitta Andretti is known for releasing album-quality mixtapes at a constant rate, giving fans all they can digest. 2013’s New Jet City was one of the hottest mixtapes of the year, and his latest offering The Drive In Theatre doesn’t disappoint either.
Smoke DZA Releases Official Video For "Legends In The Making" With Wiz Khalifa & Curren$y, Talks About Pursuit Of American Dream
HNHH teams up with Smoke DZA as he reunites the stoner gang, with verses from Curren$y and Wiz Khalifa on his Harry Fraud-produced cut "Legends In The Making (Ashtray Part 2)". His "Dream.ZONE.Achieve" album is due out on April 1st.
Curren$y Announces Collaborative Project w/ Smoke DZA, Produced By Harry Fraud
Spitta Andretti took to Twitter to announce a new project called The Stage this afternoon, and we're definitely looking forward to it. It's a collaboration with his close friend and collaborator Smoke DZA, with production handled entirely by the inimitable Harry Fraud.
Underrated Audio: September 7-13
With the school year already in session we've been seeing rappers get busy too-- albums are dropping one by one, and there are more to come, with Drake's Nothing Was The Same in ten days, and MMG's Self Made 3 prior to that, Danny Brown's OLD finally on the way, plus Meek Mill's mixtape...You get the idea. Take a break from those big hitters with a four underrated pieces of audio from the past seven days.
WEED TALK With Smoke DZA: Blunts Vs. Papers, Favorite Strain, Being The "KushedGod" & More
Photos By Cyril Agard & Kevin Mo.