Hello and welcome to Ante Up, XXL’s podcast where the hip-hop and sports worlds collide. For the twelfth episode of our sports podcast, XXL‘s Manny Maduakolam and Roger Krastz sat down with Harlem native Smoke DZA.


In the twelfth episode of Ante Up, Roger, Manny and DZA start the podcast off by discussing the legacy and impact of WWE legend Bret The Hitman Hart, who was recently diagnosed with prostate cancer. The Kushed God and the XXL fellas relive their favorite Bret Hart moments and speak on Bret's finishing move, the Sharpshooter. The guys then touch on the current state of the WWE, why John Cena is better off being a babyface, the debut of AJ Styles and the Triple H's Royal Rumble win. After their wrestling convo, the Harlem native shares his Super Bowl 50 predictions, the upcoming NBA All-Star Weekend game in Toronto, the incredible season of the Golden State Warriors and of course, the New York Knicks.

Ante Up is closed this week, by Smoke DZA speaking on his upcoming projects for 2016 as well a surprise album he has in the works with super producer Pete Rock. You can purchase that here. Check out the eleventh episode of Ante Up podcast above. Subscribe to Ante Up here.