Harlem rapper Smoke DZA enters the ring for ‘Gat$aMania 3’ in Ybor City this weekend

Stay afterwards for Ol’ Dirty Sundays.

click to enlarge Smoke DZA, who plays Crowbar in Ybor City, Florida on Sept. 12, 2021. - smokedza/Facebook
Smoke DZA, who plays Crowbar in Ybor City, Florida on Sept. 12, 2021.

Before he was a Lovecraft-wrecking lyricist using a new album, Robbed, to work through the pain of losing his brother in the midst of a global pandemic, Gat$ was a Tampeño rapper who occasionally built live shows around the bravado you normally find in the pro wrestling scene. For Gat$aMania 3, he goes toe-to-toe with Sweet Baby Kushed God, Harlem rapper Smoke DZA.

A stacked bill leads up to the main event, which is followed by Ybor City’s best patio party, Ol’ Dirty Sundays.

Gat$aMania 3: Smoke DZA/Gat$/Scxtt Aye/Queen of Ex/Stef/Jay Browne. Sunday, Sept. 12, 6 p.m. $15 & up. Crowbar, Ybor City. fwdthinkersmusic.com

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Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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