Video: Smoke DZA’s European Tour Pt. 1

Friday, March 13th, 2015

DZA drops off the first episode of a new series chronicling his first ever headlining European tour. In this clip they touch Amsterdam and Paris.

Previously: Smoke DZA, NYMLo & Al-Doe – Say Less (Video)

Next Up: Al-Doe

Friday, January 30th, 2015


Al-Doe is the epitome of New York but not the “New York rapper.” The 29-year-old Bronx native’s early roots in the entertainment biz came far from the hallways of Big Apple project houses and high school lunch tables. Instead, his story began through a visual medium.

You see Al is Puerto Rican. It’s something that has been both a help and a hinder for him. He got a lot of his initial exposure as an actor during his childhood. Being featured in both soap operas and primetime TV programming, Al-Doe got a taste of the big time before he was even a teenager. It wouldn’t be until much later that he would even pick up a mic and rap.

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Video: RAST – Forgive Me

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

I’m very happy to present RAST’s first official visual in support of his debut project, Across West 3rd Street. The track “Forgive Me”, is one of the darker offerings on the album as it explores the inner conflict of a formerly crack-addicted stickup kid and career criminal coming to terms with the dirty deeds that defined his early years and the salvation he now seeks as a father, husband and citizen.

Directed by Horus.

RAST was recently featured on The Village Voice‘s Five Rap Artists to Watch For in 2015, BuzzFeed’s 25 New Artists You Need In Your Life In 2015 and perhaps most prestigiously, our own Fourteen Artists We Can’t Wait to Hear More From in 2015 lists.

Previously: RAST – Get Your Gun Freestyle

Running From Cops, The Story of RAST & RFC

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

When I was in 7th grade, I started writing graffiti after seeing a classmate practicing tags in a notebook. This was the late 80s and while train bombing was pretty much over at that point, street bombing was as live as it had ever been. Back then the city was so bombed that the streets were like a public art gallery that put up a fresh exhibit every day and I soaked it all in, way before I ever picked up my first spraycan.

I eventually got my hands on Spraycan Art and Subway Art, the seminal graf books by photographers Martha Cooper and Henry Chalfant. Up to that point my main hobby had been skateboarding, but those days were about to come to an abrupt end. I started boosting paint markers and spraycans from the local stationary and hardware stores and writing my name on every surface I could reach.

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Video: 183rd ft. Smoke DZA, NYMLo, Al-Doe & Chase N. Cashe – Castlevania

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Them #RFC boys drop a new visual for 183rd’s “Castlevania”.

Previously: 183rd ft. Smoke DZA, NYMLo, Al-Doe, Chase N Cashe & DJ Will Gates – Castlevania | Smoke DZA, Al-Doe, NymLo & Just Blaze – Boiler Room Cypher

Video: Smoke DZA, NYMLo & Al-Doe – Shadows (Live @ Harlem Rap Life)

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Ralphie’s Forgotten Children perform “Shadows” at Boiler Room’s Harlem Rap Life.

Previously: Smoke DZA, NYMLo & Al-Doe – Shadows | Smoke DZA, Al-Doe, NymLo & Just Blaze – Boiler Room Cypher

Den10 & Smoke DZA – Royal (Burn) (Prod. By 183rd)

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013


Previously: Smoke DZA, NYMLo & Al-Doe – Shadows | Smoke DZA, NYMLo & Al-Doe – Decisions (Prod. By 183rd)

Smoke DZA, NYMLo & Al-Doe – Shadows

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Here’s the latest leak from RFC, “Shadows”, produced by V-Don.

Previously: Smoke DZA, NYMLo & Al-Doe – Decisions (Prod. By 183rd)

Misterman Cheers – Bing Time

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

This is some True York shit right here, fuck with it.