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Smoke DZA, ‘George Kush Da Button – Deluxe Edition’ (Frank Radio/IHipHop)

By: Mosi Reeves // November 9, 2010

The retail version of Smoke DZA’s Internet mixtape expands the monopoly of the JETS International crew (Curren$y, Trademark Da Skydiver, Young Roddy) on new-school weed rap. “Every morning I salute Mr. Marley,” boasts DZA on “Continental Kush Breakfast.” Wake-and-bake fantasias, languorous sounds from Ski Beatz and Big K.R.I.T., and cheeky snippets from the Dubya lexicon make George Kush catnip for stoners. But the Harlem rapper can spit game, too, delivering “cemetery raps, dead nice” that will keep sober-minded listeners equally stoked.