When the phrase “Smoke DZA f. ASAP Rocky” popped up in the old RSS feed, we were expecting perhaps a breezy and druggy vibe from the two Harlemites. It’s welcome then that they offer up something much darker. Produced by frequent DZA collaborator 183rd, the track is some six feet Mobb Deep, wind chimes in a downpour, wall of sound insanity. And both rappers rise above the din, really stretching their range further than we’ve heard them yet. On the other hand the hook, basically a “Purple Swag” redux, could probably be better fleshed out. “4 Loko” appears on DZA’s forthcoming Rolling Stoned album, which drops August 30th.
Download: Smoke DZA f. ASAP Rocky, “4 Loko”