Smoke DZA’s “Not For Sale” is a welcome reminder of the golden era.
Smoke DZA’s Not For Sale has arrived. If you’re looking for some smooth, lyrical hip-hop, look no further. Permeated by soulful sample-based production and subdued, confident bars, DZA’s latest is a contemporary take on a classic sound. The Harlem rapper has managed to amass a respectable cast of supporting players, landing features from Joey Bada$$, DRAM, Ty Dolla $ign, Vado, Bodega Bamz, Cozz, Dom Kennedy, and more.
Speaking to Billboard, DZA opened up about the important of maintaining his sonic integrity. “Not for Sale is not selling out and compromising on what’s true to you,” says DZA. “My inspiration comes from classic golden era rap and R&B, so I wanted to give my fans the sound that inspired me.” Overall, the rapper managed to stay true to his vision, and Not For Sale should please anyone seeking that particular aesthetic.
01. The Legacy
02. The Mood feat. Joey Bada$$
03. The Come Up feat. DRAM
04. The High feat. Velous
05. The Hustle feat. LevyGrey & Bodega Bamz
06. The Love feat. Ty Dolla $ign
07. The Lifestyle
08. The Antidote feat. LevyGrey
09. The Game
10. The Glow
11. The Soul feat. Vado
12. The Hook Up feat. Dom Kennedy & Cozz