Smoke DZA might not have blown up to the level of his cohorts, such as Curren$y and Big K.R.I.T., but the weed-lover still had a strong past year. For one, DZA’s very good George Kush Da Button became an official release. And he’s also apparently been working on its follow-up, The Hustler’s Catalog, which is due out next year. We’re hearing the first leak from the project here in “The World.” It’s a moody cut from the Harlem-based MC who sounds fantastic on the pianos and vocal samples echoing throughout the beat. Oh, and if you happen to recognize the sample used by producer Vdon, it’s probably because you heard it on MellowHype’s “Loco.” You know, the track that featured one of our top 10 favorite rap verses.
Listen to “The World” over at 2DopeBoyz. Smoke DZA’s The Hustler’s Catalog drops in the second quarter of 2011.