EXCLUSIVE: Smoke DZA's "Rugby Thompson" Lit Up By Harry Fraud; Drops New EP "Cuz I Felt Like It"

(AllHipHop News) Jet Life recording artist and Harlem native Smoke DZA dropped a new 8-track EP today (April 4) titled Cuz I Felt Like It.

Inspired by his fellow Jet Life comrade Young Roddy, DZA released the tape unexpectedly with the following message: "I was on Nah Right on Saturday scrolling thru being a fan, trying to see what’s going on in the music world. Young Roddy dropped a tape on Sunday and I got inspired and felt like rappin’. So I called my engineer Mat Cody up and told him to come to the trap. I rapped over some of my friends beats plus a few other tunes I thought was cool, hit 2 of my homies from Harlem, and put it out for free cuz I felt like it. #Rrrright."

With the recent release of Young Roddy's Good Sense mixtape, DZA dropping Cuz I Felt Like It, and Curren$y plotting a June release for The Stoned Immaculate, Jet Life Recordings are showing no signs of slowing down. "We're working on the road for the rest of the year. We just want to show that we're one of the hardest working groups out," DZA told AllHipHop.com.

DZA, who has his sights set on an early summer release for his new album Rugby Thompson, shared with AllHipHop.com that "Rugby Thompson is done. Well, 95 percent done, 'cause I'm waiting on one guest feature and I've never done music with this person before; but so far, the finished product is there."

He continued, "Of course I got Spitta [Curren$y] on there. I got Domo Genesis; that's my little brother from Odd Future, and I support everything they do. I got an interesting joint with Thirstin Howell and Meyhem Lauren called 'The Horsemen.' I got my bro Bronsilino on there, me and Action Bronson got something called 'Turnbuckle' on there. So yeah, that sh*t is done. All the production is from Harry Fraud, and we've got big, big records on there. I'm just excited for the next chapter."

When asked about his relationship with Harry, DZA told us, "It's always a pleasure to work with somebody as talented as Harry, you know, I'm blessed to be able to work with him and put out a whole project with him. Harry Fraud is one of the best producers out, and that's my brother man. We've got an ill chemistry, and we knock out a lot of records quick and they're really hot. I got the same feeling from him that I got from Ski [Beatz] when I worked on George Kush Da Button. When me and Harry are in the studio, we just push each other."

With Rugby Thompson planned for release in early summer make sure you're on the lookout for the video to the album's track, "New Jack," in the coming weeks.

Check out the full tracklisting and artwork for Cuz I Felt Like Itbelow:

  1. 2 AM Monday Night
  2. Hollywood Smoke Hogan
  3. E.T.’s Finger ft. Jae Millz
  4. Spottieottiedopajetshit
  5. Less Smoking, More Rapping
  6. Two One Two
  7. Imaginary Member
  8. Cuz I Felt Like It ft. Den10
Smoke DZA - Cuz I Felt Like (Cover)