The Columbia Chronicle

Audiofile: Bringing real rap back with Smoke DZA

By Brandon Howard

April 21, 2014

Although his name implies otherwise, Smoke DZA likes weed—a lot. Though his first full-length album Rolling Stoned, released in 2011 with collaborations with A$AP Rocky, Kendrick Lamar and Big K.R.I.T., was named High Times’ Album Of The Year, Smoke is more than just a rapper to listen to while hitting the bong. A Harlem native, Smoke DZA grew up listening to The Notorious B.I.G., Jay Z and Nas, religiously studying their lyrics ...

And you get a Humpback whale

By Sophia Coleman

November 12, 2012

In the midst of all the media coverage of the presidential election and Superstorm Sandy was even bigger news—the list of Oprah’s Favorite Things has returned after a two-year hiatus!Michael Kors glam-studded high tops and Brooklyn Piggies gourmet pigs in blankets were just two of the 49 products the billionaire media mogul blabbed about in her list, revealed Nov. 6 on her website. It’s clear these useless items were...

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