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Smoke DZA Announces New Zealand Tour

Smoke DZA Announces New Zealand Tour

Thursday 20th September, 2012 10:00AM

Harlem-based hip hop artist Smoke DZA has announced two New Zealand dates in November. The critically acclaimed rapper has just released new album Rugby Thompson, his eight release since in three years, and is part of reinvigorated NY hip hop scene that includes the likes of A$AP Rocky and Action Bronson. Here are the tour dates and below you'll find his new video for track 'Kenny Powers'.


Thursday 15th November, Hard Luck Cafe, Auckland w/ @peace & guests
Friday 16th November, Bodega, Wellington w/Team Dynamite & guests

Tickets on sale now from HERE at UTR, Arcade in Auckland (22c Cross Street) and Good as Gold in Wellington.

Press Release:

Alongside Action Bronson, Harry Fraud, Meyhem Lauren and A$AP Rocky, Harlem's Smoke DZA represents a crucial part of the new wave of New York Hip-Hop. A voice you might have heard through his breakout YouTube hits '4 Loko' featuring A$AP Rocky, 'Continental Kush Breakfast' and ‘Marley & Me' (Remix).

This November, you'll have the opportunity to watch Smoke DZA perform live, as local promotions teams Fine Form and MAZDEF Productions team up to bring him to New Zealand for two highly exclusive shows; Auckland on Thursday the 15th at Hard Luck Cafe and Wellington on Friday the 16th at Bodega.

Inspired by the likes of Jay-Z, Biggie, Mase, Big L and The Diplomats, Smoke DZA started rapping in his teens. After slow grinding on the New York battle rap circuit and performing as part of Smoke & Numbers, he's found international recognition over the last few years through a steady stream of mixtapes and a serial approach to song feature appearances.
In the process his humorous green thumbed bars, vivid storytelling and relaxed flow has seen him stand shoulder to shoulder with the likes of Wiz Khalifa, Curren$y, A$AP Rocky, BIG K.R.I.T., Devin The Dude, Domo Genesis (OFWGKTA) and Schoolboy Q.

Signed to High Times Records/Cinematic Music Group and a member of Curren$y's Jet Life Crew, with the recent release of his new Rugby Thompson album, Smoke DZA has critical acclaim both inside and outside the hip-hop world. Produced entirely by legendary new generation New York producer Harry Fraud, Rugby Thompson is a statement of intent from one of the best new rap voices you'll hear this year.

Smoke DZA is genuine talent, one currently making a fast rise. Catch him in intimate concert on his debut New Zealand tour. Bragging rights are not optional here, they're guaranteed.

Fine Form & Mazdef present: SMOKE DZA (Harlem, NYC)

Auckland Thursday 15th November w/ @peace & guests
Wellington Friday 16th November w/Team Dynamite & guests

Tickets from, and in store at Arcade (Auckland) and Good As Gold (Wellington).


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Thu 15th Nov
Hard Luck Cafe, Auckland
Fri 16th Nov
Bodega, Wellington

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