It’s a hashtag Dame Dash uses often on Instagram, but the serial entrepreneur is serious about Harlem sticking together. Thus, the former music mogul took a moment from his latest budding venture, Poppington, to get behind the camera to shoot Smoke DZA’s “City of Dreams” from the rapper’s forthcoming project, <em>Dream.ZONE.Achieve</em>. The set will feature production from Harry Fraud, Jahlil Beats, Pete Rock, and more, along with collabs with Ab-Soul, Ty Dolla $ign and Joey Bada$$.
This “City of Dreams” record is great for the <em>Fresh</em> sample baked into the beat, which took us back to Big Pun’s memorable use of the same sample, on the intro to his seminal debut, <em>Capital Punishment</em>.
Here’s the scene in full below. Bam! Bam!