Doors 9pm - 1amtickets
VIP and General Admissions tickets go on sale Friday, April 13th at 10am via – http://bit.ly/smokedzayvr
Hardcopies ~ Red Cat (Main + Hastings), Neptoon, Beat Street & Zulu
Presented by Blueprintlive
ABOUT – SMOKE DZA:
Brought to the public’s attention through a series of raw, kush-loving mixtapes, Harlem rapper Smoke DZA got his start in Smoke & Numbers, a locally popular duo formed with a rapper named Numbers. DZA — as in “Dream Zone Achieved” — signed a deal in 2002 and joined Big K.R.I.T. behind the scenes at Cinematic Music Group, but when twin daughters were brought into his life in 2007, he adopted a “now or never” attitude when it came to his solo career. A slew of mixtapes with weed lingo names like Sweet Baby Kushed God and Substance Abuse followed, then in 2011, DZA’s mixtape Rolling Stoned won High Times Magazine’s Doobie Award for 2011’s hip-hop album of the year. A year later, the magazine signed the rapper to its High Times label and released Rugby Thompson, an album produced in total by Harry Fraud. Rugby included appearances by Action Bronson, Curren$y, Domo Genesis, and ScHoolboy Q. His third LP, Dream.Zone.Achieve, was released in 2014. In 2016, DZA issued a pair of LPs. He Has Risen arrived early in the year and featured an appearance by Snoop Dogg. Months later, he released Don’t Smoke Rock, a collaborative effort with Pete Rock. The album included the single “Milestone,” which featured BJ the Chicago Kid, Jadakiss, and Styles P. DZA followed with a series of collaborative singles, starting with 2017’s “How Many?” with Statik Selektah, Young Roddy, and Trademark Da Skydiver, and 2018’s “The Mood,” with Joey Bada$$ and “Moves” with Delivery Boys.
ABOUT – BODEGA BAMZ:
A native of Upper Manhattan’s East Harlem (aka Spanish Harlem) neighborhood, hardcore rapper Bodega Bamz, supported by his engineer and manager brother Ohla, scrapped his way to gaining notice amid New York’s underground rap scene of the early 2010s. Born Nathaniel DeLaRosa, Bodega Bamz captured attention in 2012 with the mixtape Strictly 4 My P.A.P.I.Z., on which he was joined by A$AP Ferg, Flatbush Zombies, and Joell Ortiz, among many others. A focal member of the all-Latino Tanboys crew, Bodega Bamz later connected with the Martinez Brothers for the tense and cinematic Sunday Service. His album Sidewalk Exec, produced entirely by V. Don, was released in 2015.