If there’s anything to be said about Harlem’s own Smoke DZA, it’s that dude loves wrestling. Five wrestling themed mixtapes later, DZA dropped “The Club,” the fifth track off Ringside 5. Enlisting Buffalo brothers Conway and Westside Gunn (who both recently signed to Shady Records earlier in March), DZA marches into the ring over some boom-bap drums and a furious organ. Wrestling references are in abundance as he lyrically drops Rock Bottoms, Stone Cold Stunners, Tombstones, DDTS, Inverted DDTS, Mr. Socko and so on. The aesthetic of this track is decidely old-school, and each rappers holds it down while keeping thematically appropriate.
Niggas wish they got the cake I see,
Stack the bricks tall as The Great Khali
I got the shooters out lurking with the forty I told em to scrape the serial
Runnin’ through the cut mask on like Rey Mysterio