View site in English, Español, or Français
The fair-trade ticketing company.
Sign Me Up!  |  Log In
Find An Event Create Your Event Help
The High Noon Saloon
Madison, WI
Share this event:
Get Tickets
There are no active dates for this event.



With a recent string of critically-acclaimed releases and sold-out national tours, Harlem emcee Smoke DZA has come a long way from cyphers in the streets of his childhood stomping grounds.  With an irresitible laid-back flow and penchant for Mary Jane-laced wordplay, the Polo-obsessed rhyme spitter has become an international ambassador for Harlem style; the cool kid's cool kid.  Having collaborated with a who's who of young hip-hop stars (Asher Roth, A$AP Rocky, Big K.R.I.T., Kendrick Lamar, Dom Kennedy, and more), DZA is firmly establishing himself as a leader of the next generation of rap icons.

The rapper also known as the "Kushed God" is now joining forces with High Times and Cinematic Music Group for Rugby Thompson, a brand new album produced entirely by rising hitmaker Harry Fraud.  With both men becoming leaders in the NYC hip-hop scene, the project came together naturally.  "I met Harry at an Action Bronson show," explains DZA.  "It turns out he had me on a short list of artists he wanted to work with.  We ended doing a track together and building on some song concepts, and it started to turn into Rugby Thompson."  Many of today's "collaborations" are done without a single face-to-face meeting, but Rugby Thompson is a rare exception.  As Smoke explains, "It's not an 'inbox album'.  All the concepts were really done as a team. The entire album was created in the lab by Harry and myself."

In addition to being Smoke DZA's first album produced entirely by one producer, Rugby Thompson is also his most thematically focused work to date.  "The album was inspired by my favorite TV show Boardwalk Empire and the main character Nucky Thompson," says DZA.  "I'm not forgetting about the smokers, but this album focuses more on the hustle side of the weed game and the parellels with Nucky's win-at-all-costs mentality." DZA also recruited a number of A-list guests for the album, including Action Bronson, Curren$y, Sean Price, Schoolboy Q, Domo Genesis, and more.  "I happen to have great friends in the rap game," he explains.  "There's no egos, just friends who like to hang out, crack jokes, and bring out the best in each other.  It'll be a treat for the fans who love the music we all put out individually."  With Rugby Thompson now ready for the world to hear, DZA is justifiably excited.  "The end result is incredible," he says. "This has got to be my best work yet."





The High Noon Saloon (View)
701 E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703
United States


Music > Hip Hop & Rap

Minimum Age: 18


Contact us
24/7 Customer Service
1-800-838-3006 US, Canada, Puerto Rico
Ticket Buyers
Track Your Order
Browse Events
Event Producers
Create an Event
Buy Pre-Printed Tickets
The Venue List
Find out about local events
Get daily or weekly email notifications of new and discounted events in your neighborhood.
Sign up for local events
Connect with us
Follow us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Follow us on Instagram
Watch us on YouTube
Read our blog
Get to know us
Use of this service is subject to the Terms of Usage, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy of Brown Paper Tickets. All rights reserved. © 2000-2019 Mobile EN ES FR