WWE wrestler Montel Vontavious Porter a/k/a MVP links up with Harlem, New York’s Smoke DZA to release the 80 Empire-produced “Legalize It” song for 4/20.
MVP has been dropping music since 2011’s “Holla To Da World” featuring Dwayne Swayze, as well as “Tokyo” in 2013, and 2014’s “Return of the Ronin” which became his ring entrance theme during his time with Total Nonstop Action (TNA).
When asked about collaborating with Smoke DZA on the song, MVP exclusively told Chad Kiser of West Coast Styles, “Smoke DZA invited me to join he, Wale and WSG on the “Hurt Business” remix. I knew I wanted a rapper associated with cannabis on the track when I first wrote it. Since DZA and I developed this relationship he was perfect. The first person I thought of when I considered re-recording it and releasing it. Smoke has taught me quite a bit about the music industry and releasing as an independent artist.”
Smoke DZA also just recently released Full Court Press, a collaborative project with Girl Talk, Wiz Khalifa, and Big K.R.I.T. via Asylum/Taylor Gang.
On getting the the high-powered duo of 80 Empire on the production for the track, MVP had this to say, ”80 Empire reached out to me to work together some time ago. I knew they were talented and worked with some very talented people. I knew I needed a certain type of beat for this song. I reached out to them and they were ready to rock. They came back with the perfect track for the joint quicker than I expected. It was a pleasure collaborating with them. I’m certain we’ll work together again!”
Check out the 80 Empire-produced “Legalize It” from MVP & Smoke DZA below: