About Smoke DZA
Harlem rapper and self-proclaimed “Kushed God” Smoke DZA rose to fame at the height of the blog era with his clever weed-laced rhymes.
• Young DZA taught himself how to rap by emulating the stylings of famous MCs and writing his own lyrics to their songs.
• After dropping out of high school, DZA broke into the New York City underground battle-rap circuit, cementing himself as a formidable new talent.
• DZA was discovered by Cinematic Music Group’s Johnny Shipes, who signed him as a ghostwriter for the label in 2002.
• In 2009, DZA released his debut solo project Substance Abuse, followed by his 2010 George Kush Da Button, which helped him to cross the threshold from underground to mainstream.
• On the heels of his second project, DZA partnered with Johnny Shipes, Steven “Steve-O” Brown, and Shiest Bubz to create the yearly weed-themed festival The Smokers Club.
• In 2011, DZA released his critically acclaimed debut album, Rolling Stoned, which won the High Times Doobie Award for Hip-Hop Album of the Year.
• DZA teamed up with legendary producer Pete Rock for the 2016 joint album Don’t Smoke Rock.
HOMETOWNHarlem, New York, NY
BORNFebruary 8, 1984