To mark the 20th anniversary of Nas'Â Illmatic, a group of younger NYC rappers all hopped onÂ The #Illmatic20 Tribute MixtapeÂ todayÂ and took turns repurposing the album's tracks. One of the sure highlights is Smoke DZA's version of "Halftime."
Shortening the song to less than two minutes (he calls it "half a joint"), the Kush God spits straight bars over Large Professor's original production. Topping Nas s impossible, but DZA holds his own and proves that he's got some of the best bars in NYC right now.Â
Be sure to check out the rest ofÂ The #Illmatic20 Tribute MixtapeÂ right here on HNHH.
Nigga I'm casually lax
Kush God but in reality I'm actually that
You'll never catch me in the streets without a ton of reefer
They want they bust all legit on a nigga's feature