America’s cannabis fans should do their best to ensure Donald Trump loses in the general election, says leading Harlem weed rapper Smoke DZA, in one of the most visceral reactions to the rise of the repugnant Republican frontrunner.
“Don’t Pass Trump The Blunt” exclaims Smoke DZA on a new mixtape of the same name, which also features appearances by Pete Rock, the Alchemist, Mac Miller, Asap Rocky, and Action Bronson.
Listen to the full interview with Smoke DZA on “Don’t Pass Trump the Blunt” right here:
Released in late May, “Don’t Pass Trump The Blunt” adds to the rap world’s growing enmity for Trump. Run the Jewels’ Killer Mike has campaigned for Bernie Sanders. West Coast MCs YG and Nipsey Hussle released the anti-Trump track “FDT (F— Donald Trump).”
Regarding fellow New Yorker Trump, DZA told me “the son of a bitch is a hell-raiser [and] a bullshit artist” in an interview we conducted this June.
Even though Trump has criticized the war on drugs as a failure in the ‘90s, and has said recently he supports medical marijuana, Trump’s scorched-earth campaign of xenophobia, race baiting doesn’t sit well with the already-marginalized cannabis industry and weed fans.
“His face looks like it’s flammable. I don’t even know if that’s his real face,” said Smoke DZA, who is touring the nation with a caravan of weed rappers called The Smoker’s Club Tour, featuring headliner Cam’Ron. “Do you want The Apprentice to be your next president?”
The “Don’t Pass Trump The Blunt” campaign includes the mixtape, t-shirts, and even yard signs.
Smoke DZA said he voted for President Obama in 2008 and 2012, and President Obama generally did a good job. “Even Jordan had a few off games.”
DZA also said he would vote for California legalization in 2016 if he lived in the Golden State. DZA said he prefers decriminalization to the licensing requirements of legalization, “but you got to crawl before you can walk.”
The copious weed smoker dismissed claims that the personal possession limits of one ounce in public under the Adult Use of Marijuana Act were too low for real smokers. “Yeah that’s enough. It’s a plant. Why should people be getting in trouble for a plant?”
DZA also supports the Adult Use of Marijuana Act’s limit of six plants per household, saying he would be cool with it “as long as they ain’t stinkin’ up my house.”
DZA was arrested for pot in Harlem in 2014, he said, and hopes New York can legalize it by 2019.
Here’s The Smokers Club and DZA dates for the Summer:
June 17 – Denver, Colo. – Cervantes Ballroom
June 18 – Albuquerque, N.M. – Sunshine Theater
June 19 – El Paso, Texas – Tricky Falls
June 23 – Dallas, Texas – Gas Monkey
June 25 – St. Louis, Mo. – The Ready Room
June 26 – Lawrence, Kan. – The Granada
June 27 – Minneapolis, Minn. – Sky Theater
June 29 – Chicago, Ill. – Concord Music Hall
June 30 – Columbus, Ohio – Park Street Saloon
July 1 – Cleveland, Ohio – Agora Theater
July 6 – Boston, Mass. – House of Blues
July 8 – Philadelphia, Pa. – TLA
July 9 – New York, N.Y. – Playstation
July 10 – Washington, D.C. – The Fillmore
July 12 – Baltimore, Md. – Rams Head Live
July 13 – Richmond, Va. – The National
July 14 – Norfolk, Va. – The NorVa
Here’s the ‘Don’t Pass Trump the Blunt’ mixtape.