Smoke DZA & Joey Bada$$ Are In The Mood To Borrow A Scarface Classic And They Wax It (Audio)

Smoke DZA is preparing to release his forthcoming project Not For Sale (April 20). In announcing the LP, he decided to link with his Smokers Club affiliate Joey Bada$$ for

Big K.R.I.T. Rates The Bars & Hands Pimp C The Lowest Score In The Batch (Video)

Big K.R.I.T. is the latest rapper in the hot seat for “Rate The Bars.” More than most, Krizzle seems to be a generous rater (handing out almost exclusively 4’s and

Pete Rock Dusts Off His Mic & Performs “One In A Million” With The Soul Rebels Band (Video)

Pete Rock and his latest partner in rhyme, Harlem’s Smoke DZA performed a B.K. show last month with a band, The Soul Rebels—who headlined the Brooklyn Bowl event. In this

Finding The GOAT Producer: Pete Rock vs. Kanye West. Who Is Better?

“Finding the GOAT Producer,” the third installment of Ambrosia For Heads’s annual battle series features Hip-Hop’s greatest producers vying for the #1 spot. Thirty producers were pre-selected by a panel

Listen To Some Of The Best Hip-Hop Songs Of 2016 & More In 1 Playlist (Audio)

2016 is officially a wrap. For many it will go down as one of the more challenging years in recent memory, but, no matter what may have transpired, it was

A Tribe Called Quest & Many More Gave Hip-Hop Much To Be Thankful For In November (Audio)

November 2016 was one of the most tumultuous months in a generation. Regardless of one’s political affiliation the world seemingly changed over one long night on November 8 for hundreds

Pete Rock Discusses His Smoke DZA Collabo Album & Who Would Be In His Dream Band (Video)

Last Friday (December 2), Smoke DZA & Pete Rock released their first collaborative album, Don’t Smoke Rock. The Babygrande Records LP features Rick Ross, Royce 5’9″, Jadakiss, Mac Miller, Styles

Smoke DZA & Pete Rock Release The Full Stream For “Don’t Smoke Rock” & It’s Crack (Audio)

Don’t Smoke Rock, the long-awaited album by legendary producer Pete Rock and Harlem’s own Smoke DZA, released on Babygrande Records, is finally here — and not since DJ Premier and

Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth Have An “Awesome” Third Album Coming In 2017

Last month, A Tribe Called Quest released its first album in 18 years. We got it from Here…Thank You 4 Your service featured the founding three MCs of the Queens,

Tech N9ne & Smoke DZA Ignite A Cypher On A Fresh Pete Rock Beat (Video)

In less than two weeks, the unit of Smoke DZA & Pete Rock, as well as Tech N9ne will release albums, respectively. As Smoke has become a force to be

Pete Rock & Smoke DZA Look To Create Milestones With Jadakiss & Styles P (Audio)

On December 2, Pete Rock and Smoke DZA will release Don’t Smoke Rock, a collaborative project that’s been in the works for some time. The relationship began in 2014, when the legendary

Pete Rock & Smoke DZA Release The 1st Single From Their Joint Album & It’s Limitless (Audio)

A year to the day since Ambrosia for Heads reported that Pete Rock would be producing Smoke DZA’s new album in its entirety, the two have emerged on this Halloween

Pete Rock Comments On Who REALLY Invented The Remix (Video)

Since debuting Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth music in 1990, producer/MC/DJ Pete Rock has always been known to speak on his records. Songs like Nas’ “The World Is Yours,” his

Smoke DZA’s Ear For Beats Is Superior. He Operates Over Some Opera (Audio)

Smoke DZA is believed to be currently in the lab with Pete Rock, working on Don’t Smoke Rock. As that makes its way to the public, the Harlem, New York

Listen To The Best Hip-Hop of February (& January) 2016 In One Playlist (Audio)

The month of February brought many surprises in Hip-Hop. DJ Premier partnered with ambient songstress Yuna, for some boom bap vibe music. Blu rocked on a 45 King track reminiscent

Snoop Dogg Surfs Right Into A Harry Fraud & Smoke DZA Wave (Audio)

Smoke DZA and Harry Fraud have years of chemistry. The Harlem-to-Brooklyn, New York connect built a strong base of slick talk over in-your-face beats. Almost four years after Rugby Thompson,

Pete Rock Is Producing Smoke DZA’s Entire Next Album (Video)

In addition to his acclaimed work with C.L. Smooth, Pete Rock has produced albums for the likes of Smif-n-Wessun, 80 Blocks From Tiffany’s, and I.n.I. The Mount Vernon, New York

Dame Dash & Kanye West Share A Glimpse Of Their Film In Segments Starring The LOX, Smoke DZA & More (Video)

In Hip-Hop, film and music videos are often of blurred lines. From Krush Groove to Murder Was The Case, plots often pause to show artists expressing themselves in cinematic vignettes.

Cam’ron, Wiz Khalifa & Smoke DZA Can Touch The Sky Sitting Down (Video)

Following last week’s (October 23) “Touch The Sky” release from 1st Of The Month, Vol. 5, Cam’ron, Wiz Khalifa, and Smoke DZA shared the visual. Thematically, all three independent Hip-Hop

Cam’ron Touches The Sky With Wiz Khalifa & Smoke DZA (Audio)

Cam’ron is one of the most influential MCs of the wave right now. Both Wiz Khalifa and Smoke DZA, who had loose ties to Dipset since battling J.R. Writer in

Curren$y’s Releases His 2nd Mixtape in a Week with Jet Life’s World Wide Hustlers (Mixtape)

Curren$y stays on his mixtape grind with his second release in a week. World Wide Hustlers features, Spitta, fellow Jet Life members Young Roddy, Corner Boy, Le$ and T.Y., as

Nitty Scott, Chris Webby, Smoke DZA & CJ Fly Cypher With Conviction (Video)

One day after the 2014 BET Hip-Hop Awards’ Digital All-Stars Cypher (Emilio Rojas, Andy Mineo, Dreezy, Dillon Cooper, Retro Jace, Conceited) premiered, RAW rolling papers’ shows another healthy, talented crop

Action Bronson, Schoolboy Q, Vic Mensa & More Blow The Roof Off Peter Palooza III (Video)

Blow out the candles with Hot 97’s Peter Rosenberg as the radio personality kicks it behind the scenes with some of the biggest names in Hip-Hop for his third birthday

This Week in Video Brought Visuals of Jay Z & Jay Electronica, Talib Kweli, Phonte, Crooked I & More (Video Playlist)

This week in video brought lots of variety, ranging from Jay Electronica & Jay Z’s first live performance of “We Made It,” to a scaled down acoustic set by Phonte

Smoke DZA & Ab-Soul Take You 6 Feet Under (Video)

Smoke DZA and Ab-Soul are tough on the mic, looking to take out any and everyone in their path on the cut, “Hearses.” Ab and Smoke, who have created magic

Smoke DZA Flows Over Music from Dr. Dre, Aaliyah & 112 on The 5 Fingers of Death (Video)

Smoke DZA stopped by The Sway in the Morning show to tackle the 5 Fingers of Death freestyle challenge and passed with flying colors. The Harlem MC went off the

Did You Know Smoke DZA’s Name is a Tribute to Snoop? The Boss Dogg and DZA Converse on GGN (Video)

Smoke DZA’s album Dream.ZONE.Achieve hit stores today. Here’s another release from the album, the soulful Bamma Weed featuring Flatbush Zombies, as well as an entertaining episode of Snoop Dogg’s GGN

Joey Bada$$ Gives the Assist to Smoke DZA on Fhvt BVsturd (Audio)

Cinematic Music Group’s Smoke DZA and Joey Bada$$ re-team on one last release before Smoke DZA’s Dream.Zone.Achieve drops tomorrow. Check out Fhvt BVsturd. Related: Smoke DZA – Gotham F*cking City

Smoke DZA and Cam’ron Resurrect the Ghost of Dipset (Audio)

Harlem is in the building. Smoke DZA and Cam’ron resurrect the Ghost of Dipset on this slow, grimy burner. Check it out. Related: Smoke DZA & Ab-Soul Hop On A

Sean C & LV – Loud Dreams Vol. 1 Features Raekwon, Busta Rhymes, Big K.R.I.T. & Plenty More (Mixtape)

On his own, Sean C produced “Can’t Knock The Hustle” and “Roc Boys” for Jay Z. The New Yorker not only co-founder the legendary X-Ecutionerz DJ crew (R.I.P. Roc Raida),

Big K.R.I.T. Does Not Take the Weekends Off. WeekOfKRIT Continues (Audio)

Just when it seemed WeekOfKRIT was over, Big K.R.I.T. returns with his hardest track of the week. He, Smoke DZA and oft collaborator Big Sant trade bars on the hard-driving

Smoke DZA & Ab-Soul Hop On A DJ Dahi-Produced Cloud For Hearses (Audio)

For nearly a decade, Smoke DZA’s been around when movements start. From the last days of Dipset and Purple City, to the recent Harry Fraud wave, to Black Hippy, DZA’s

Smoke DZA Blows Some Cloud Rap Overtop An Experimental Flying Lotus Beat (Audio)

Although Flying Lotus has built his following in the Electric music and Instrumental Hip-Hop genre, the California native has roots in Rap. He’s worked with Finale, D. Prosper, and Blu,

Smoke DZA Puts Record Labels on Blast on His New Song Black Independence (Audio)

Smoke DZA details the pitfalls of being signed to a record label and celebrates his Black Independence on his latest release. Related: Curren$y & Smoke DZA Release The Stage EP

Curren$y & Smoke DZA Release The Stage EP (Prod. Harry Fraud) (Mixtape)

Fellow Smoker’s Club alums, Curren$y and Smoke DZA have come together on The Stage EP, a free project produced entirely by Harry Fraud. Big K.R.I.T. and French Montana also make

Smoke DZA – City of Dreams

Smoke DZA releases City of Dreams, a salute to New York. Here’s what DZA had to say: “New York ain’t been the same since 9/11. But what will always remain

DeLorean – Philippe ft. Smoke DZA

Houston, Texas’ DeLorean hands the mic to Harlem representative Smoke DZA on this wristwatch-inspired cut. The Kush God glides over this mid-tempo beat from 183rd, as DeLorean takes the booth

The Smokers Club & Jonny Shipes Present: OIL: 710 (Mixtape)

Here’s a new mixtape from The Smokers Club and Jonny Shipes (who manages artists such as Big K.R.I.T, Smoke DZA, Joey Bada$$, Pro Era and more). The mixtape features music

Wiz Khalifa – Old Chanel ft Smoke DZA (Video)

Wiz Khalifa teams up with Smoke DZA on Old Chanel. The song is a return to Wiz’s darker, edgier mixtape sound. Check out the video. Related: Wiz Khalifa & Curren$y

Smoke DZA – N*ggaz 4 Life (Prod. Pete Rock)

Smoke DZA goes to work on a Pete Rock track. Check out N*ggaz 4 Life. Related: Smoke DZA – Gotham F*cking City ft Joey Bada$$ (Video)

Joey Bada$$ – Underground Airplay ft Big K.R.I.T. and Smoke DZA (Video)

Here’s a new video from the artists of Cinematic Music Group, better known as Big K.R.I.T., Joey Bada$$ and Smoke DZA. Check out Underground Airplay. Related: Joey Bada$$ on the

Smoke DZA Rhymes in The Backroom on 106 & Park (Video)

Smoke DZA is the latest to step into The Backroom on 106 & Park and drop a verse. Check out the video. Related: Smoke DZA – Independence Day ft Styles

Smoke DZA – Gotham F*cking City ft Joey Bada$$ (Video)

Here’s a gritty and very dark new video from Smoke DZA featuring Joey Bada$$. Heavy. Check out Gotham F*cking City. Related: Smoke DZA – Independence Day ft Styles P and

Smoke DZA – Independence Day ft Styles P and Al-Doe

Smoke DZA, Styles P and Al-Doe go in over a MONSTER beat from Ski Beatz. Tough!! Check out Independence Day. Related: Young Roddy – Russian Roulette ft Smoke DZA (Video)

Young Roddy – Russian Roulette ft Smoke DZA (Video)

Here’s a hot new joint from Young Roddy. Check out the video for Russian Roulette featuring Smoke DZA. JET life…riiight. Related: Young Roddy – Kyle Watson (Video)

Smoke DZA, Big K.R.I.T., Big Sant & Cashius Green – Havin’ Thangs

Here’s a new one from the Cinematic Music Group family that features Smoke DZA, Big K.R.I.T., Big Sant and Cashius Green. The song was produced by K.R.I.T. and he’s also

Freddie Gibbs & Statik Selektah – Keep It Warm For Ya ft Smoke DZA & Chace Infinite (Video)

Here’s another soulful joint from Freddie Gibbs & Statik Selektah. This time, Smoke DZA and Chace Infinite join Gangsta Gibbs on the track. Check out the video for Keep It

The Tribe & Big Cats! – Good Life ft Smoke DZA (Video)

Minneapolis has a rich music history, but it is not particularly known for hip-hop. The Tribe & Big Cats! are trying to change that. They had their debut earlier this