Today marks the birthdays of Smoke DZA and Jahlil Beats.
The Harlem native began his rap career as a battle rapper. After being discovered he would become one half of the group Smoke & Numbers. Smoke would pursue his solo career and would go on to release a plethora of good projects including George Kush The Button, Rolling Stoned, Sweet Baby Kushed God, Cuz I Felt Like It and K.O.N.Y. He’s also frequently collaborates with Curren$y, Wiz Khalifa and Harry Fraud. His latest album is Rugby Thompson was released in June 2012 by High Times/Cinematic Music Group.
The PA native began his career as a producer alongside Philly native Meek Mill. He would go on to produced for artists such as Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, 50 Cent, Fabolous, Jay-Z, Tyga, Diddy, Rick Ross and T.I. He produced the smash hit Meek Mill single “Ima Boss.” Jahlil released Legends Era III on Christmas last year (2013) which featured appearances from Future, Lil Wayne, The Lox, Problem, Tyga and many more.
Happy Birthday to Smoke DZA and Jahlil Beats!