Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Smoke DZA shares full album details + new video + single

After declaring his freedom with "Black Independence", Smoke DZA is back today to share the Dame Dash-directed video for "City of Dreams" from his forthcoming album Dream.ZONE.Achieve. Earlier this week, Smoke DZA shared the album single "Hearses" featuring TDE's Ab-Soul. Along with the new video and single, Smoke is announcing full track listing and official artwork forDream.ZONE.Achieve. The album features production from Pete Rock, Ski Beatz, Harry Fraud, DJ Dahi, Jahlil Beats, Lee Bannon and more, as well as vocal features from Cam'Ron, Wiz Khalifa, Curren$y, Ab-Soul, Ty Dolla $ign, Joey Bada$$, among others. Watch the video, listen to the single, and check out full album details and artwork below.

WATCH: "City of Dreams" - 

About Smoke DZA:

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, he 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 AbuseSubstance Abuse 1.5George Kush The ButtonRolling StonedSweet Baby Kushed GodCuz 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. In June 2012, Smoke DZA's album Rugby Thompson, produced entirely by Harry Fraud, was released by High Times/Cinematic Music Group. 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. Smoke DZA declared his independence from the industry and formed his RFC Music Group in 2014. His new album and the first on the label, Dream.ZONE.Achieve, is set to be his classic NYC album. Dream.ZONE.Achieve will be released on April 1st and is Smoke's most important artistic statement to date. 

Upcoming Shows:

3/8/14 - The Howlin' Wolf - New Orleans, LA
4/3/14 - The Theatre of The Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA *
4/4/14 - Venue TBD - Boston, MA *
4/20 - Red Rocks Amphitheater - Denver, CO #

* w/ Cam'Ron
# w/Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, and YG

Smoke DZA
RFC Music Group
April 1, 2014

ACT 1: Dream
1. Dream (Prod. By V-Don)
2. Count Me In (Prod. By Lee Bannon)
3. Ghost Of Dipset feat. Cam'Ron (Prod. By King Thelonious)
4. City Of Dreams (Prod. By Buda Da Future & Grandz Muzik)
5. Jigga Flow feat. NymLo (Prod. By Ski Beatz)
6. Fhvt BVsturd feat. Joey Bada$$ (Prod. By Kirk Knight)
7. 9eleven (Prod. By 183rd)

8. Pull Your Skirt Down (Interlude)
9. Hearses feat. Ab-Soul (Prod. By DJ Dahi)
10. I Don't Know feat. Kobe (Prod. By Harry Fraud)
11. Zone feat. CJ Fly (Prod. By 6th Sense)
12. Legends In The Making (Ashtray pt. 2) feat. Wiz Khalifa & Curren$y (Prod. By Harry Fraud)
13. Pass Off feat. Ty Dolla $ign & Bluntsmoker (Prod. By Cardo)
14. Robin Givens feat. BJ The Chicago Kid (Prod. By V-Don)

ACT 3: Achieve
15. It Ain't About The Money (Interlude)
16. Errthang Valid (Prod. By Jalil Beats)
17. Tropicana Roses (Prod. By DJ Dahi)
18. Maybe (Prod. By Sean C & LV)
19. Puzzle Of Life (Prod. By V-Don)
20. Black Independence feat. J Ivy (Prod. By 183rd)
21. Achieve ( Prod. by Pete Rock)

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