Recording artist Smoke DZA hails from Harlem and is the son of two Guyanese immigrants. After dropping out of high school to pursue a music career, DZA began battle rapping, with highlights that include battling fellow Harlem native J.R. Writer. DZA was ultimately discovered by Jonny Shipes of Cinematic Music Group in 2002, and went on to ghostwrite for numerous artists including Sean Kingston and Hi-Tek. In 2002, he partnered to become one half of the group Smoke & Numbers until going solo in 2008. Since splitting from Smoke & Numbers to purse a solo career, DZA has released a string of album/mixtapes, with his most recent album being Dream.ZONE.Achieve, released under his label, RFC Music Group. Past albums/mixtapes have included George Kush Da Button, Rolling Stoned, Rugby Thompson, K.O.N.Y, and a collaborative EP with Currensy titled The Stage. His album Rolling Stoned was awarded the High Times Doobie Award for Hip-Hop Album of the Year in 2011.
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