East Coast meets West as Smoke DZA enlists Dom Kennedy and Cozz for a complimentary series of stylistically regional and epochal balances. Aptly titled The Hook Up, the three lyricists do just that overtop a classic beat in the timeless manner of give-and-take, playing off one another's unique approaches and granting the track's entirety a touch of conversational ease. 

 

The always welcomed formula for a hip-hop anthem expressing regional pride and ultimate togetherness, succeeds in its ability to evoke positive nostalgic emotion while granting each individual their fair share of the spotlight. A modern jam that, by its foundational structure feels much more old-school, The Hook Up draws the best from the three artists it features and makes its listener hopeful for the future of hip-hop built upon its past traditions and regionalism.