Harlem’s Smoke DZA is a fan favorite amongst the stoner community—and for good reason. The emcee has a deft touch when it comes to celebrating the pot-head lifestyle on his several notable mixtapes, including George Kush The Button, Rolling Stoned, and Sweet Baby Kushed God. Since 2009, Smoke’s been making some serious noise in the rap scene, establishing his bonafides by collaborating with hip-hop’s Cheech and Chong (a.k.a., Curren$y and Wiz Khalifa).
Based on our previous findings, we know that any self-respecting has his snack-game in order, which is why we picked the Kush God’s brain about some essential munchies: fast-food french fries, his favorite cookie franchise, and the best ginger ale brand on the market. Like fellow rapper Jadakiss, though, he’s been “juicing for a minute” to try and correct his diet when he’s on the road. But let’s be honest—a stoner can only restrain his cravings for so long. We asked Smoke DZA to weigh the pros and cons of various go-to snacks with one question in mind: Cop or nah?
DZA says: “I don’t eat meat no more, so at this point I go in there for mac and cheese and collard greens. That’s a stoner snack for me.” (Photo: Yelp/Gabby D.)
DZA says: “Nah, I don’t eat that shit! I know it’s going to haunt me when I get on the road. I don’t eat that shit because of GMOs. If worse comes to worst and I can’t find nothing else, then I’ll fuck some fries up. And the fries would have to come from Wendy’s.” (Photo: solopracticeuniversity.com)
Arizona Ice Tea
DZA says: “Yeah, I fuck with the Green Tea. When that shit’s cold, that shit is the truth! Nothing wrong with a cold green tea.” (Photo: samsclub.com)
DZA says: “It depends. I’m a Häagen-Dazs guy. I don’t fuck with any of the off-brand shit. I’m a vanilla type of guy, you know what I mean? You can’t go wrong with vanilla ice cream with the good Insomnia Cookies and all that! You know that shit is starting to become a good little franchise, and most of them know who I am. I actually walked into one Insomnia Cookie joint and they were playing my shit in there, and they didn’t even know it was me ordering cookies. I started trolling them asking mad questions until they finally realized. Then I got like two dozen of cookies for free. Shout out to Insomnia Cookies!” (Photo: thegrocerygirls.com)
DZA says: “I’m fucking with the Lemon Oreos. Those are fire!” (Photo: amazon.com)
DZA says: “I don’t like apple pie. I don’t fuck with sweet-potato pie. I don’t fuck with pumpkin pie. I’m not a pie guy. I’m a fat guy, I’m a cake guy! I’m a pound cake, marble cake type of guy! That’s my flow, you know what I’m saying? My grandmother would make the best pound cake in America. I’m into that. I don’t know man, pies just taste weird to me.” (Photo: pillsbury.com)
DZA says: “Regular Cheetos. I don’t like anything hot, because anything hot comes out hot. I don’t like using the bathroom and that shit be burning.” (Photo: nationwidecandy.com)
DZA says: “I’m not into sweet drinks, but I might occasionally fuck with ginger ale. I can’t fuck with Schweppes—that shit is nasty, and Seagrams is dirt. Only Canada Dry.” (Photo: kellys-expat-shopping.nl)
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
DZA says: “Oh man, that’s my shit. I don’t have a technique, I just eat them. I get rid of them quick.” (Photo: shoponline.scanfood.eu)
DZA says: “I was an edible guy. Me and one of my boys used to make brownies. I had a bad brownie experience one time. I was in a cab, window open, flying down Westside Highway talking to myself. That was a blood high! It’s different when you’re inhaling and exhaling. I ate a whole half pan of them joints, ’cause they weren’t tasting like weed. It was tasting like something my girl made.” (Photo: Robert Sietsema)