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Smoke DZA, T.H.C. (The Hustler’s Catalog)

Having earned a reputation for being home to slick-talking, flashy rappers, Harlem is more Dipset than greenhouse. However, native son Smoke DZA aims to alter visions with his latest prescription, T.H.C. (The Hustler’s Catalog). Known for his haze-induced lyrics like fellow cohort Curren$y, DZA recognizes this stigma on his letter to the industry, “To Whom It May Concern,” where he pens, “Give ‘em dope lines, they say I only give them smoke rhymes.” Later, he trades bars with Compton prodigy Kendrick Lamar over the soulful backdrop of Surf Club’s Hit Boy on "How Far We Go (Uptown 81)," and sons posers ...

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