Smoke DZA and Pete Rock are set to release their collaborative album Don't Smoke Rock on Dec. 2, and today build up anticipation for the project with "Milestone." The duo recruit BJ the Chicago for a smooth hook and Lox members Styles P and Jadakiss to kick that real over a beat that Pete Rock fans will certainly appreciate.
“[Pete Rock] was driving through my block and he saw me and we was just chopping it up, just on some regular shit," Smoke DZA told Complex via email. "Funk Flex was working on this mixtape and he sent me this beat that PR did, and was like, ‘Yo, I need a verse on this. Pete Rock made the beat!?' and that started the working relationship. From there we did a cut on my album Dream.Zone.Achieve, called 'Achieve.' From there, PR was like, ‘Yo we just need to do a whole joint.’"
“I’m all for working with the younger generation," Pete Rock said of their musical union. "Smoke is a younger cat with an old soul, he made me realize that with the beats he picked. [Beats] I thought would go over his head, instead, he would get into some of that soulful stuff. I make beats. Whether you're young or of age or whatever. As long as you’re dope, you got me.”
Bump "Milestone" below and pre-order Don't Smoke Rock on iTunes. Additional guests on the project include Mac Miller, Wale, Rick Ross, Cam'ron, and more.