Smoke DZA - 'Ringside EP' [Stream]
Harlem rapper Smoke DZA has been gathering momentum over the past couple of years having released some impressive mixtapes, and today the MC returns with a new EP, Ringside, which you can stream below.
Produced by 183rd Music, the five-track EP was dropped while Smoke DZA attended Wrestlemania in celebration for America's biggest wrestling event. The New Yorker said, "Being that today is Wrestlemania, the holiest day of all things wrestling, (that I'm currently attending right now) I felt inspired again to treat my fans and fellow wrestling junkies alike to a new EP for you guys to digest in between all the commotion! The project is entirely produced by 183rd fellow R.F.C member, in-house producer/beatdown specialist sit back and enjoy #Ringside"
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