Smoke DZA and Joey Bada$$ connect for this new single titled ‘The Mood’.
Hailing from Harlem,Â Smoke DZAÂ is often regarded as one of the most respected artists of hip-hopâ€™s new generation. Seamlessly straddling the boundaries of new school and traditional hip-hop,Â Smoke DZAÂ has already garnered the attention and respect of artists likeÂ Wiz Khalifa,Â Snoop Dogg, A$AP Rocky,Â Kendrick Lamar,Â Rick Ross,Â Joey Bada$$,Â Mac Miller, Curren$y, Dave East and Big K.R.I.T., all of whom heâ€™s collaborated with over the course of his illustrious career.
Despite the notoriety thatÂ Smoke DZAÂ has received, he has never sacrificed his artistic integrity and that sentiment cannot be more evident than on DZAâ€™s highly-anticipated new album Not For Sale; which serves as the official follow-up to his critically acclaimedÂ Pete Rock-produced albumÂ Donâ€™t Smoke Rock.
Not For Sale is undoubtedlyÂ DZAâ€™s most conceptual album to date and itÂ features a diverse assortment of guest appearances from rapâ€™s elite; includingÂ Joey Bada$$,Â Ty Dolla $ign,Â D.R.AM.,Â Dom Kennedy and Cozz (Dreamville) among others.
Today, Smoke DZA premiered the first single, â€œThe Mood,â€ featuring Joey Bada$$ from Not For Sale.Â â€œItâ€™s a really cool fucking era we inâ€ Smoke laments on â€œThe Moodâ€ and as they trade bars, Smoke & Joey do more than create a mood; they give you a vibe! “This is the mood of the youth.â€ Smoke emphatically stated to Complex.Â â€œThis is the mood of NYC that we cherish and love”.
Not For Sale will be released on Smokeâ€™s favorite day of the year (4/20), just in time for you to partake in his most intoxicating body of work to date; one that is sure to thrill any hip-hop listener.
Listen to ‘The Mood‘ below.