On top of a menacing Harry Fraud beat, Smoke DZA raps about cash and dishes out his paper in the “100K” video. While the presidential bills go flying in the DMF Films presentation, the Harlem rhymer says it’s deeper than racks.
“The song is more of a motivational anthem than your run-of-the-mill ‘get money’ anthem for me,” he tells Billboard over email. “I’ve traveled and performed all over the world the last few years, and I’ve touched all types of currency, so when I say, ‘I need 100K USD, I need 100K Euro,’ I’m setting the bar for myself to expect nothing less than that.”
DZA adds, “Money is a powerful tool, so I wanted to bring to life some of the imagery mentioned on ‘100K.’ The influence and impact money has on our daily decisions. On a given day, money has the power to change lives, for better or worse.”
The money-loving visual also features a cameo from pro wrestling legend Virgil, a star in the early days of the World Wrestling Federation (now WWE). “Virgil was a major figure in professional wrestling in the 1980s, working with The Million Dollar Man Ted Dibiase,” he says. “I wanted to bring some of that nostalgia to ‘100K,’ for my core fans and wrestling fans.”
“100K” marks Smoke DZA and Harry Fraud’s first collaboration since 2012’s Rugby Thompson and appears on their joint album He Has Risen. Tune into both below.