Zaza or “exotic” is a blanket term for rare, high-grade strains of cannabis. The term “zaza weed” first gained popularity in Google searches in March of 2020, thanks in part, but not limited, to its inclusion in popular rap.
“What strain is this? Reminds me of the zaza I had at a music festival once.”
“I can’t smoke with Nessa. She’s always pulling out some zaza, and I can’t handle all of that.”
Why is weed called zaza?
The popularity of exotic weed strains makes them the perfect inspiration for pop culture artists. In rap lyrics and social media, exotic is often shortened to “zaza.”
Trippie Redd rapped, “I smoke Zaza I’m in La La off them trees” in “Weeeeee,” and 21 Savage said he was, “smokin on Zaza” in “Runnin.”