Smoke DZA is the Kush God, depicted as “your preferred stoner’s preferred stoner.” The Harlem, New York local reps the East Coast in all manners, including down to the nuts and bolts of hip-jump.
Growing up to any semblance of Biggie and Jay Z, Smoke DZA, genuine name Sean Pompey, highly esteems his capacity to really rap.
Quick forward to 2019, DZA released his joint mixtape with Curren$y titled Prestige Worldwide, which landed on Black Friday of this current year. The task is initiated by lead single “3 Minute Manual” delivered by MonstaBeatz.
AllHipHop: Why are you everyone’s favorite stoner?
Smoke DZA: For multiple reasons, you would have to ask them. [chuckles] But I smoke really good weed and I keep good energy.
AllHipHop: What’s your favorite?
Smoke DZA: My favorite right now is Luigi OG, that’s my go-to right this second. That’s from out here. It’s just the closest to the strongest OG that you can smoke.
AllHipHop: That doesn’t put you out?
Smoke DZA: I mean, they all put me out. But I like to be tranquilized by good weed. [chuckles]
AllHipHop: How much did you smoke today?
Smoke DZA: I never really count, but I smoked a good portion.
AllHipHop: At what point did you & Spitta decide you wanted to do a whole project together?
Smoke DZA: Well any time me and Spita record, we end up doing a project worth of s##t. We don’t record a lot but when we do, it’s a fair share of records. This was the first we did it with intent to put out a tape. Because we’ll run a session and have 4 or 5 songs with no purpose, just do it. He’ll use it for him, I’ll use it for me. We’ll split whatever else up. But this particular time, I hit him like, “Yo I’m coming to New Orleans, and we locking in!” He’s like “alright cool.” That’s exactly what happened.
AllHipHop: What’s the vibe in New Orleans?
Smoke DZA: The vibe in New Orleans is always cool. Gumbo, good weed, my friends, cool cars and s##t.
AllHipHop: How long have you know Spitta?
Smoke DZA: I’ve known Spitta since 2008.
AllHipHop: How much gas is he smoking?
Smoke DZA: A lot! A session with us, we might run through a zip or 3… depending on how long it is. We smoke weed. I can’t say we sit there and count how much weed we smoked. We just smoke until it’s time for us to depart. [laughs]
AllHipHop: What are some goals for yourself as an artist at this point of your career?
Smoke DZA: Well I own my catalog right now. So for me, it’s just to continue to own my catalog. Just do cool s##t and collab with my friends, s##t like that.