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We didn’t get to see too many mind-boggling short-form videos this week, but we did get one long one in which one of our greatest, most ambitious indie bands takes its packed-to-bursting, unapologetically pretentious musical maximalism to the screen, staying bizarre and compelling throughout. That alone makes it a pretty good week. Check for our… More »

You’ll all be proud to learn that I managed — just barely — to restrain myself from naming the rap video that stars the terrifying decrepit pro-wrestling quasi-legend as this week’s #1 video. This took an incredible amount of self-control, and I’m still second-guessing myself about it. Just know that, if you’re making a video,… More »

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Download Curren$y & Smoke DZA The Stage EP

For whatever reason, the days surrounding Halloween are always big ones for mixtape releases, and here’s one that won’t take up your entire Halloween. Curren$y…
Tom Breihan | October 31, 2013 - 12:00 pm
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Harry Fraud – “Loopy” (Feat. Chinx Drugz & Smoke DZA) Video (Stereogum Premiere)

A couple of months ago, the great New York psychedelic rap producer Harry Fraud released his collab-heavy High Tide EP for free online via Scio…
Tom Breihan | July 23, 2013 - 1:56 pm
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SXSW 2013 Thursday: Solange, Pissed Jeans, Savages, More

Our SXSW 2013 coverage continues below, with Rhye, Autre Ne Veut, Savages, Pissed Jeans, Solange, Parquet Courts, and so many other bands you may or…
Stereogum | March 15, 2013 - 12:29 pm

Joey Bada$$ – “Underground Airplay” Video (Feat. Smoke DZA And Big K.R.I.T.)

Teenage backpack-rap revivalist hasn't slowed down one second since bubbling up to national attention about a year ago, and now he's got a new single…
Tom Breihan | February 7, 2013 - 2:42 pm
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Smoke DZA – “Gotham Fucking City” Video (Feat. Joey Bada$$)

On last year's K.O.N.Y. mixtape, the well-connected Harlem rapper Smoke DZA linked with the young Brooklyn boom-bap fundamentalist Joey Bada$$ to go all dead-eyed over…
Tom Breihan | January 24, 2013 - 4:49 pm

Download Smoke DZA K.O.N.Y. Mixtape

Earlier this year, the Harlem rapper Smoke DZA released Rugby Thompson, a strong album produced entirely by the great ascendant beatmaker Harry Fraud. And now…
Tom Breihan | October 3, 2012 - 3:56 pm
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Smoke DZA – “Kenny Powers” Video

In some weird stoner-rap confluence, today the internet gets two Creative Control-directed videos of rap songs produced by beatmaker-of-the-moment Harry Fraud. There's the video for…
Tom Breihan | September 13, 2012 - 3:10 pm
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Smoke DZA – “Ashtray” (Feat. Domo Genesis, Schoolboy Q)

Harlem's Smoke DZA will drop Rugby Thompson later this summer, a record that will be produced entirely by Harry Fraud and from which we've already…
Corban Goble | May 30, 2012 - 3:28 pm

Smoke DZA – “New Jack” Video

The Harlem rapper has recruited beatmaker-of-the-moment Harry Fraud to produce his entire new album Rugby Thompson, and on first single "New Jack," Fraud samples a…
Tom Breihan | May 14, 2012 - 12:04 pm
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Smoke DZA – “4 Loko” (Feat. ASAP Rocky) Video

Smoke DZA and ASAP Rocky are two Harlem rappers who don't sound like Harlem rappers. Aesthetically and philosophically, both guys are more aligned with scene…
Tom Breihan | August 23, 2011 - 4:22 pm