DJ Dahi–of “Money Trees” and “Worst Behavior” fame–is my favorite new producer of the past couple of years. Smoke DZA and Ab Soul have made semi-permanent homes in my headphones for much longer than that. Having the three collaborate on a song is my own musical version of Ice Cube’s brew, chronic, Lakers victory over the Supersonics, good day.
In the video for “Hearses,” one of the standout tracks on DZA’s Dream.Zone.Achieve album, we see the marijuana medicated, bi-coastal, duo bring their already vivid lyrics to life, over Dahi’s moody production. The funereal setting contrasts with DZA and Soulo’s frenetic lyrical performances, straddling the line between this world and the next.