In an exclusive interview with Smoke DZA, All Hip Hop talked to DZA about ‘He Has Risen’ Joint Album With Harry Fraud, NYC Hip Hop & Expanding His Film Career, and his thoughts about the rap renaissance, filming, artists and more in Harlem.
Here’s the outtake:
You mentioned Cam. Harlem seems to be going through a rap renaissance right now. You’ve got yourself, Dave East, Bodega Bamz, A$AP Mob, and others. What’s the feel like in Harlem right now?
It’s a good feeling. It’s dope to see those guys get recognized. It’s dope to see the city finally flourishing too. I think it’s amazing.
Speaking of Harlem, you worked with Dame Dash on his movie [Loisaidas]. Are you interested in doing more acting?
I’ve actually been working on my own short film since then. Me and Dame still got sh*t that he’s editing up like the theatrical version of Too Honorable. It’s starring me, Cam’ron, Murda Mook, Stacey Dash, and Styles P. It’s a well-rounded flick that hasn’t made its theatrical debut yet, because there’s a lot of editing that goes into making good films. That’s coming maybe this year or definitely early next year.
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I’ve been working on my own script. We’re tightening it up, and we’ll probably start casting soon. I got some real cool sh*t that I’ve been working on on the film side, so I feel real strong about that. That’s like my second calling. Actually, it’s my third calling after rapping and philanthropy.