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.
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.