47. Smoke DZA, Rugby Thompson
Label: High Times Recrods/Cinematic Music Group
Released: June 19th
Maybe it's because he hooked up with Harry Fraud or maybe it's because he's been watching fellow Harlemites Azealia Banks and A$AP Rocky shoot to seemingly overnight stardom. Or maybe it's just because he's finally coming into his own. But after years of trying, Smoke DZA finally proves he's more than just a weed rapper. With the help of some great guests (Curren$y, Schoolboy Q, Sean Price) and all of the production being helmed by Harry Fraud, Smokey has established himself with one of the years most slept-on projects.