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Interview: Smoke DZA

Interview: Smoke DZA

Monday 12th November, 2012 9:42AM

Hailing from Harlem, NYC, Smoke DZA is one of the most promising hip-hop artists of his generation. Dubbed “The Kush God” by his peers, Smoke DZA has a borderline nerdesque interest in Marijuana and brands associated with that most storied of recreational herbs.

Since going solo in 2008, his weed smoke fogged out verses and choruses have gone panoramic, expanding his lyrical frame into what he describes as lifestyle rap, his own personal version of high end fashion. Over the last two years he has released six mixtapes and albums, along the way collaborating with young rap royalty like Big K.R.I.T, A$AP Rocky, Action Bronson, Harry Fraud, Curren$y and Wiz Khalifa, and touring with old school legends such as Juicy J and Method Man.

On the verge of two debut New Zealand performances in Auckland and Wellington, Martyn Pepperell caught up with Smoke DZA on the telephone from Perth. Impressively candid, friendly and astute, he was a lot of fun to talk to.... 

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