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Smoke DZA was born February 8, 1984 at Harlem Hospital in New York City and has lived in New York all his life. The son of two Guyanese immigrants, Smoke was exposed to music at home by his father and fell in love with hip hop at a young age. He grew up listening to and emulating fellow New Yorkers Jay-Z and Notorious BIG. After dropping out of high school to pursue his music career, DZA began battle rapping and has battled fellow Harlem MC J.R.Writer. He was discovered by Jonny Shipes of Cinematic Music Group in 2002 and went on to ghostwrite for numerous rappers, including Hi-Tek. In 2002 he partnered to become one half of the group Smoke & Numbers until going solo in 2008. Since splitting from Smoke & Numbers to pursue a solo career, DZA has released a string of mixtapes including Substance Abuse, Substance Abuse 1.5, George Kush The Button, Rolling Stoned, Sweet Baby Kushed God, Cuz I Felt Like It and K.O.N.Y. He has worked with Big K.R.I.T., Wiz Khalifa, and ASAP Rocky among others and is a founding member of the Smokers Club. His album, Rolling Stoned was awarded the High Times Doobie Award for Hip Hop album of the year for 2011. DZA latest album Rugby Thompson was released in June 2012 by High Times/Cinematic Music Group. The album was produced entirely by Harry Fraud. The album features numerous artists including Action Bronson, Currensy, Domo Genesis, Schoolboy Q and ASAP Twelvyy. Smoke cites fellow New York natives Jay-Z and Notorious B.I.G. as his main influences. As an adolescent he would use their songs and write his own lyrics, helping him learn rhyming patterns."I used to re-write Biggie. It started with "Mo Money Mo Problems." I would switch up the words, make it my own. He has also cited fellow Harlem rappers like Mase, Big L and Dipset as influences and inspiration. Though he is often mistakenly classified as a weed rapper, Smoke considers himself a lifestyle rapper and prefers not to be confined to one genre of rap.

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Smoke DZA feat. Ab-Soul - Hearses (Official Music Video)

From the album, “Dream.Zone.Achieve”. Available Now!
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/j893l4
Google Play: http://smarturl.it/htflr2

Directed by: Goldrush
Staring: Smoke DZA & Ab-Soul
Director of Photography: Edward A. Herrera
Edited by: Glassface
Original Score by: DJ Dahi

Official music video by Smoke DZA performing Hearses feat. Ab-Soul. 2014 RFC Music Group

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You can’t tell me how to do something u never done..
KushedGod

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Edmonton Love.. #DreamZoneAchieve #ThePeopleschamp #IloveMyFans

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Burning the stage down god sent some rain to cool me off.. Pic taken by @_macgyver #DreamZoneAchieve#Workthruanything #a1performer

Burning the stage down god sent some rain to cool me off.. Pic taken by @_macgyver #DreamZoneAchieve#Workthruanything #a1performer

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Smoke DZA & 183rd - Ringside 2 (EP) 
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Tracklisting:
1. Peter E. Rosenberg Speaks2. Trust Me3. Flair For The Gold4. The Game feat. A$AP Twelvyy5. The WWE I-C Champ Big E. Speaks6. 3:16 feat. Aston Mathews7. Believe In The Shield feat Flatbush Zombies8. Del Frio

Smoke DZA & 183rd - Ringside 2 (EP) 

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Tracklisting:

1. Peter E. Rosenberg Speaks
2. Trust Me
3. Flair For The Gold
4. The Game feat. A$AP Twelvyy
5. The WWE I-C Champ Big E. Speaks
6. 3:16 feat. Aston Mathews
7. Believe In The Shield feat Flatbush Zombies
8. Del Frio

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Smoke DZA feat. Flatbush Zombies - Bamma Weed (Prod. By Erik Ark Elliot)
Dream.ZONE.Achieve Available Now HERE

Smoke DZA feat. Flatbush Zombies - Bamma Weed (Prod. By Erik Ark Elliot)

Dream.ZONE.Achieve Available Now HERE

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Smoke DZA feat. @joeyBADASS_  - Fhvt BVsturd (Prod. By Kirk Knight)
Dream.ZONE.Achieve AVAILABLE TOMORROW!

Smoke DZA feat.   - Fhvt BVsturd (Prod. By Kirk Knight)

Dream.ZONE.Achieve AVAILABLE TOMORROW!

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Smoke DZA - DZA Season (Borrowed From Kid CuDi)
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Smoke DZA - DZA Season (Borrowed From Kid CuDi)

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Sean C & LV feat. Dom Kennedy, Big K.R.I.T. & Smoke DZA - Picture Us (Prod. By Sean C & LV)
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Sean C & LV feat. Dom Kennedy, Big K.R.I.T. & Smoke DZA - Picture Us (Prod. By Sean C & LV)

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