OFFICE PICKS: 30 Dope Songs About Weed

Kaya - Bob Marley 


The most to-the-point ode to bud known to man, the king of reggae uses his smooth and distinctive song-writing style to create an atmosphere that praises the benefits of marijuana on our bodies and minds. Rain pounding on the window pane, bathing in a tranquil-state of comfort and euphoria with the help of our favorite little plant, the setting he creates is one that is later referenced in some of our favorite songs, “Rollin’ marijuana that’s a cheap vacation” says Frank Ocean on his song Nights. A timeless Marley track, Kaya leaves us all wanting some of what he’s having. 

 
 


Vibe - Mick Jenkins 


The 2014 was a good year for Mick Jenkins, and thanks to his summer project The Water(s), it was an even better year for weed-smokers. A thought-provoking album packed to the brim with vibes for your smoke session, the project is everything you need alongside a blunt and an iced tea - or as Mick might prefer, just some water. The standout track for the smokers was of course, Vibe, and even off a sober listen Mick lets you dip your toes in what it feels like to be as faded as the man himself, and in response to his infectious hook: Yes, Mick, we can feel this. 

 
 


Ashtray - Smoke Dza (ft. Domo Genesis, Schoolboy Q)


As far as hip-hop’s kings of bud go, Smoke Dza has built a small empire with both his music and his smoke. The NYC rapper and entrepreneur has produced countless bangers paying homage to the gas, but the standout track comes off his 2012 second studio-album, Rugby Thompson. Ashtray, which features fellow artist and weed-enthusiast Schoolboy Q, as well as Domo Genesis, goes back to the basics and tapping into the raw, down to business element of a smoker life. The track shows us all what it’s like to be sitting in the whip with some of the biggest smokers in the game, and Dza assures you that all of his cars have gas in their ashtray. 

 
 


High - Freddie Gibbs (ft. Danny Brown)


In 2014, Freddie Gibbs received critical acclaim for his album Pinata, produced by Madlib. Featuring a score of smokers, the likes of which include Mac Miller, Casey Veggies, Earl Sweatshirt, Meechy Darko and more, the album is a work of art sure to give you something to smoke about. Our pick from this project is the appropriately titled High featuring Danny Brown. Using the perfectly-manipulated sample from Freda Payne’s I Get High (On Your Memory), the song moves through narratives surrounding weed and the tricks of its trade to produce a seamless lounge hip-hop hit. 

 
 


James Joint - Rihanna


The Barbadian-songstress and entrepreneur was recently deemed the wealthiest female artist in the industry, and clearly being a prolific smoker hasn’t slowed her down throughout her process. Her 2016 album Anti received widespread praise and delved into all kinds of different contemporary themes, one of which was the ethereal James Joint, put together with frequent SZA-collaborator James Faunterloy. “I’d rather be smoking weed, whenever we breathe”, RiRi makes it clear that she’s passionate about her buds, and creates a smooth blend of love and smoke to fuel a hazy late night romance. 

 
 


What A Job - Devin the Dude (ft. Snoop Dogg, Andre 3000)


Taking it back a little further, this track comes from a classic big three of 90’s hip-hop as Devin the Dude teams up with none other than Snoop Dog and Andre 3000. This song makes the list for its incorporation of smoking with the art of making music itself, as the hook explains the creative process for a number of musicians and rappers: “Rollin' up another swisha, listenin' to the beat again, drankin' but we concentratin', smoke another sweet again, steadily rewindin', trying to make some hot shit, oh, what a job this is.” Each emcee takes their turn delivering over the instrumental, and their chemistry supplies some old school bars about their smoke and creative culture. The track comes from the aptly named project Waitin’ to Inhale, which also featured more modern giants of the weed culture, such as Lil Wayne. 

 
 


Sweet Leaf - Black Sabbath


While the world of weed is mostly predominant in the hip-hop industry, sometimes you’ve gotta hand it to rock and roll. The 1970’s take a dub with this Black Sabbath tribute to the “sweet leaf”. The song comes off of their ‘71 album Master of Reality, the band assures their listeners that soon, the world will love the leaf as much as they do. Their frontman Ozzy Osbourne delivers powerful vocals over a classic distortion-heavy orchestration of guitar riffs and drum fills, and lets it be known that he’s learned a lot since he met his first spliff. 

 
 


Smoke Again - Chance the Rapper (ft. Ab-Soul) 


This list wouldn’t be complete without something off of Chance The Rapper’s acclaimed mixtape, Acid Rap. Reaching Billboard status solely as a result of illegal downloads, the project boasts an insane lineup of features and dives into the many trials and tribulations of love, drugs and hip-hop. Our favorite pick on behalf of the buds is the immaculate Smoke Again which features TDE-member Ab-Soul. The track gives a lyrical narrative taking us through the “highs” and lows of the lifestyle, and overall Chance and Ab deliver a feel-good banger with this standout song. 

 
 


America’s Most Blunted - Madvillain, Quasimoto


A jaw-dropping combination of creatives, America’s Most Blunted is a show of strength from both the legendary wordsmith himself, MF DOOM, alongside the other half of the Madvillain duo, Madlib, who takes matters into his own hands as his alter-ego Quasimoto. Madlib uses upwards of 17 samples to make the beat, and the two emcees perform immaculately to make a bone-tickling ode to weed. It’s safe to say the duo created their 2004 project Madvillainy, in all of its glory, in a cloud of thick smoke. 

 
 


Weed Song - Bone Thugs-N-Harmony


One of the more explicit, unapologetic tribute songs to Mary Jane, Weed Song by the Cleveland-based conglomerate Bone Thugs-N-Harmony is one of the most classic songs on this list. The 11th song off their 2000 project BTNHResurrection, chock-full of songs that would fit songs that would fit nicely on this list, even Krayzie Bone says himself, “I been high since the last song (off that la, la, la, la, la, la, la).” The track is a perfect soundtrack to a few blunts on the couch, and is appropriately named. Bizzy Bone says later in verse 2, “I never been in High Times.” Well Bizzy, you made it to Smoker’s Club. 

 
 


Keep Floatin’ - Mac Miller (ft. Wiz Khalifa)


Two dons of the Pittsburgh rap scene and smokers who weren’t afraid to let everyone know it, the late-great Mac Miller and cannabis entrepreneur Wiz Khalifa team up for a touching tribute to toking, Keep Floatin’. With a psychedelic beat and an atmospheric blend of vocals, among younger smokers this song is solidified in the soundtrack of teenage years blowing down with the homies. Mac and Wiz are two artists that are essential to this list, and after his demise in 2018, this song gives everyone a moment to tip their hat to Easy Mac the next time they light one up to this 2011 classic. 

 
 

 1993 - (with J. Cole, Cozz & EARTHGANG ft. Smino & Buddy)


A revolutionary project for hip-hop, Dreamville’s Revenge of the Dreamers III became one of the first collaborative projects to hit #1 on the Billboard charts, boasting 34 artists and 27 producers. This track in particular pays homage to the ganja with an anthem easy to yell along with. California rapper Buddy begins to set the tone at the beginning of the song: “Since 1993, I been smoking weed… ask about me.” Cole, JID, Smino and more followup with lyrics that swim through the ins and outs of getting baked beyond belief at a house party. All in all, the Dreamers made the cut with this fun-loving project, filled with some of our favorite emcees of the new-school. 

 
 


Let’s Go Get Stoned - Sublime


Many would argue that this list couldn’t be complete without Sublime. A ska-punk band from Long Beach, California, the group has a number of songs that show love to the sweet leaf. Smoke Two Joints, Garden Grove, The Ballad of Johnny Butt and This Joint are just some of many. The one we picked for this list, however, is the aptly named Let’s Go Get Stoned. Fueled by the California sun and the lax vibes of the West Coast, this track is less direct with its lyrics when it comes to hailing the gas, but gives the listener an idea of how many situations can call for toke. “If I was a roach on a tree, tell me would you smoke me?” says the lead singer, Bradley Nowell, as this unrequited love story begs for a spliff to subdue the stress. 

 
 


The Dope Man - Cam’ron, Jim Jones 


Bringing it back to the classics, this recreation of N.W.A.’s Dopeman beat makes for a G-funk inspired tale of weed on the West coast. On the infectious hook, Jim Jones delivers, “We ride in that East side, so roll my weed high.” Then, using effortless old but gold wordplay and rhyme scheme, Killa Cam then uses his verses to take us through the many ins and outs of living a dopeman’s life, and how he’s sure that O’s can make the coast float. It’s a Cali-inspired fired-up frenzy from the two New York natives.  

 
 


Smoke Out - BBG Baby Joe 


A surely up and coming presence in both the worlds of weed and music, and showing up for the South in more ways than one, BBG Baby Joe teamed up with us at Smoker’s Club to bring you a hyphy track to blaze one to. Equipped with appropriate visuals, Baby Joe and his entourage give a proper insight to the life inside a cloud of smoke. “We gon’ call this bitch the smoke out, we got backwoods in the fuckin’ growhouse!” exclaims Baby Joe as he turns up on the hook and gives everyone a little more energy while they fire up their next woods. 

 
 


IN2 - Abby Jasmine 


One for the books from the Trap Mom herself, Abby Jasmine is never afraid to let you know about how close she is with her backwoods. In this song, dedicated to the feelings that come with being on tour and the role that smoke plays in calming you down on the back of that bus. Abby keeps it 100 with us, letting us know that while she’s been on tour she’s been rolling and smoking much more than usual. Abby is one of the queens of the underground weed-world and lets us know how serious she is on a number of her tracks, on her hit song No Hook she boasts: “I just rolled an eighth in a woods and I don’t think I’m gonna pass it!” 

 
 


Ashtray - MobSquad Nard (ft. Big K.R.I.T.) 


“On a bad day everything clean but the ashtray…” sums up this song concisely, and proves extremely relatable as a bad day can tend to be filled with smoke. Cinematic Music Group’s own MobSquad Nard teams up with the sultan of the South himself, Mississippi rapper Big K.R.I.T. In short, this track is one of many hip-hop joints that gives praise to the ashtray, but stood out to us for the chemistry these emcees bring and the ever so accurate depiction of what your ashtray might look like on a shitty day. 

 
 



Serving O’s - Slayter 


Not the most recent track by the Dyckman-native and Cinematic signee Slayter, this gem took some time to dig up. A real vibe off of one of his early projects, Real N***** Get Lonely, Serving O’s is a picture perfect look at Slayer’s relationship with his gas. “I been smokin’, servin’, O’s…” says the rapper in a galvanizing hook that gives a swing to this track showing up for the plugs in uptown New York. 

 
 


Brown Sugar - D’Angelo


An extraordinarily well-known track that’s lesser known as an ode to reefer, this track appears to be about a woman until you read the lyrics carefully and pay attention. Born in Richmond, VA, D’Angelo has produced countless hits chock-full of suave soul and impressive vocals. Brown Sugar is a song off of his debut studio-album of the same name, and the singer personifies his weed to fit the description of a girl who gives him “love” that’s so powerful it gets him high. A pretty epic description for a nicely-pearled spliff, D’Angelo drops a hint that he keeps his tree close. 

 
 


Bomb Intro/Pass That Dutch - Missy Elliot 


Showing up for the ladies once more, Missy delivers this track with the same power as fronto hitting the back of your throat. Dutches have been a signature means of smoking for years and were popularized in the 80’s by Musical Youth’s hit song, Pass The Dutchie. “Listen up everyone! We have been just informed that there's an unknown virus that's attacking all clubs… Symptoms have been said to be, heaving breathing, wild dancing, coughing…”, from the very beginning of the song Missy lets us know what we’re getting ourselves into, and on Pass The Dutch she sets the tone for the rest of her 2003 project, This Is Not A Test!

 
 


Stoned On The Ocean - Curren$y 


One of the original members of Young Money Entertainment, a label founded by fellow weed-connoisseur Lil Wayne, Curren$y is a New Orleans rapper who’s proved himself to be one of the biggest names in the rap game that’s turned their love for weed into an enterprise beyond just music. Spitta Andretti himself serves up summer feels with this track, Stoned On The Ocean, sure to add some new waves to your next summertime cyphers. Sampling Telegram by Eleanore Mill, the track shows off immaculate production that compliments the emcees flow like fronto and raw papers. 

 
 



Stoner - Young Thug


One of the new-school stoner anthems, appropriately named Stoner by the Atlanta-legend Young Thug is a shout out to a lifestyle that’s encompassed a plethora of new age rappers. Bending the rules of trap and adding his own signature twist to anything he hops on, Stoner is Thugga’s debut commercial single and garnered major attention among music communities as well as blow a cloud of potent smoke across the continent.  

 
 


How High - Redman and Method Man 


Newark and Staten Island aren’t known for producing the best of the best, but Redman and Method Man are some very major exceptions to that notion. Undoubtedly one of the most classic records for stoners of all time, How High is a 1995 single produced by Erick Sermon marked a new beginning for the two rappers as a duo. The hook pays some homage to the psychedelic lyrics of rock legend Jimi Hendrix as it echoes in our heads, “How high? So high that I can kiss the sky…” Throw this in your smoke playlist for some gold-school energy to sprinkle into your next blunt. 

 
 


Girl Blunt - Leikeli47


A hidden gem in the realm of songs that raise a toast to a good smoke, Bed Stuy-native and up and coming rapper Leikeli47 puts one in the air for the girls in the house with this hit song off of her 2018 album Acrylic. A powerful anthem for the women who like their L’s pearled to perfection, her infectious hook is an easy one to scream along with. “This shit is a girl blunt! I only smoke girl blunts!” makes you never want to roll one up with the boys ever again. 

 
 


Good Times (I Get High) - Styles P 


Renowned for his work alongside childhood friends Jadakiss and Sheek Louch, Styles P is a New York-based rapper and businessman whose debut solo-single entitled Good Times (I Get High), produced by Swizz Beats, is dedicated to the rapper’s heavy smoking. Sampling the same song as Freddie Gibbs’ High, Freda Payne’s I Get High (Off Your Memory), the track is suitable for just about any moment you’d want to rollup, and will surely take you to new heights

 
 

High All The Time - 50 Cent 


“I don't need Dom Perignon, I don't need Cris, Tanqueray and Alize, I don't need shit n*gga, I'm high all the time, I smoke that good shit.” 50 doesn’t need to say much more to help us understand that his smoking habit trumps all when it comes to his vices. He explains that fine champagne and fancy liquor don’t matter without his buds, and proves to be one of the songs that the legendary 2003 album Get Rich or Die Tryin’ couldn’t exist without. While the rapper later admitted to not smoking weed as much as the song suggests, we appreciate him showing some love for the culture and after all, it’s the thought that counts. Thanks, Fiddy. 

 
 



Palm Trees - Flatbush Zombies 


If the Beast Coast didn’t make their way into this list in some way shape or form, we didn’t do our jobs right. The psychedelic collective comprised of a plethora of Brooklyn emcees, Flatbush Zombies makeup a sizable portion of the conglomerate. The second single released off the 2013 album BetterOffDEAD, Palm Trees is an ethereal tribute to kush and with one of the best hooks from the trio to date, it lets us all know where Meechy Darko’s hands have been: “So much grams, unzip the bag, dip in my hand, then I palm trees…” 

 
 


Crumblin’ Erb - Outkast 


A smoke-friendly chorus with verses that subtly speak on the state of the world, Andre 3000 and Big Boi speak directly to American youth with this record and insist that everyone should be sooner sitting back and lighting up an L than trying to kill each other. Trying to ease hip-hops emphasis off of gang violence and onwards to peace, Outkast clearly believe that a well-flexed smoke is a pivotal part of everyone calming down and enjoying the finer things in life. Off of their 1994 project Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik this song is part of a much larger repertoire of songs to match your high times that the duo have delivered. 

 
 


Hits From The Bong - Cypress Hill 


One of the older songs on the list, Hits From The Bong comes off of Cypress Hill’s second studio album Black Sunday, released in 1993. Steering away from the frequent banter about blunts and spliffs, the crew kicks it old school and gives some well-deserved praise to a good old-fashioned hit from the bong. Delivered alongside crossover hits like Insane In The Brain, this album is a definite soundtrack for any and all weed-related activities. 

 
 


I Got 5 on It - Luniz


Arguably the most well-known song on this list, the premise of this 1995 banger centers itself around one of the most relatable elements of smoking when you don’t have much to work with. “I got 5 on it, let’s go half on a sack”, the Oakland-duo Luniz describes a place we’ve all been, and this song solidified itself as one of the most famous cannabis-anthems of all time once it topped the charts in multiple countries around the world. Popularized again in the 2018 Jordan Peele film Us, the song proves that it’ll always make its way into pop culture whether it’s through TV, film or atop a giant cloud of smoke. 

 
 






































Denver Dispensary Hosts First Ever "Dab Olympics"

 
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Giving a whole new meaning to “carrying the torch”, Denver, CO cannabis dispensary The Dab makes history with the conception of the first ever “Dab Olympics”. Winners take home hash instead of medals in this daring competition where participants get to show off their lungs of steel. Held on July 10th (“710”, or “OIL” spelled upside down) the dab olympics host games that range from playful to downright painful, as contestants might participate in an innocent “Defective Lid Toss”, which involves tossing a dud concentrate container lid at a target, or the “Phelps Lung Capacity Challenge”, which speaks for itself as a ruthless test of smoker’s strength. Approximately 650 tickets were sold to the event, and sponsors supplied prizes (mostly concentrate-related) to the winners of each competition. After hours of games and challenges the day proved successful, and here at Smoker’s Club we like to wonder who we could send over that would reign supreme over any and all contestants… Perhaps there’s a Dab Olympics for the rap world soon to come.

 
 

Jay-Z Decides to Climb Aboard the Cannabis Industry as a Chief Brand Strategist

 
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“I felt so inspired by what my teacher said, 

She said I’d either be dead or a reefer head”

- Jay-Z 


As the cannabis industry continues to reach new heights, Hova himself has decided to dive into the business. Recently named hip-hop’s first billionaire, Jay seems to know what he’s doing when it comes to his money moves, and has teamed up with the California-based cannabis company Caliva. “Anything I do, I want to do correctly and at the highest level. With all the potential in the cannabis industry, Caliva’s expertise and ethos makes them the best partner for this endeavor. We want to create something amazing, have fun in the process, do good and bring people along the way.”, said the famed Brooklyn MC with regards to his most recent venture. Hov isn’t the first celeb to turn their love for weed into a business, but sets an example that others will be sure to follow as the business of buds continues to expand. 


America Spent the Same Amount of Money on Cannabis and Taco Bell Last Year

 
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“Nobody knows this, but the first actual purchase, after I signed my deal and called my bank account ...was Taco Bell.” - Logic 


Tacos are a food that Americans have a longstanding relationship with. Perfect for any scenario, from a nice date night to a smoke sesh, companies like Taco Bell have made billions over the years. Additionally, most any stoner can tell you about how much they enjoy tacos with a sunny afternoon smoke - the two go together like Em and Dre, or like smoke and Dza! Ironically, in recent years, the cannabis industry has come head-to-head with their counterpart as Americans spent a whopping $10.4 billion on weed last year - just about as much as they dropped on Taco Bell. Only two years ago the cannabis industry stood atop a sales total of $6.4 billion, and its steady ascent ensures that it’ll be overtaking Burger King before your next roll-up. 

Weed Rather Not Have You Back, Miley

 
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So, apparently Miley wants back into hip-hop AND weed culture. 

After announcing she was working with Mike WiLL Made-It again for her upcoming album, essentially ending her hip-hop boycott, she also announced the end of her moratorium on marijuana. 

 "We toke a little. Every now and then, you know," Miley told U.K.'s The Sun. "My mom got me back on it. When I'm just working I don't think I function at my highest, most intelligent, most being-able-to-be-as-aware-and-as-present, so I don't smoke when I work." 

Oh my god, after reading that quote, I need to smoke. Good lord Miley you’re unbearable.

 
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She continued talking about her cancelled cannabis cessation with Andy Cohen in a subsequent interview.

"My mom is gonna kill me, but yeah, my mom smokes a lot of weed, " Miley revealed. "No, she probably won't care. She's gonna be like, 'Well, I've been wanting to do a weed company, so you've got me started. I'll get you in, don't worry.'" 

"My dad's got a farm, and she's like, 'Yeah, I'm just gonna quit everything,'" the 26-year-old singer added. "She's my manager, so if my mom quits everything, that's quitting me to go, like, home and grow weed. That doesn't sound like the best idea." 

 
 

Honestly, it makes complete sense that someone who dips their toes into hip-hop culture for revenue reasons every half-decade and trashes it when she doesn’t need it anymore would also be part of a family that only wants to be involved with weed when they can cash in on it.

Well, weed doesn’t want you back, Miley. Yes, I’m speaking on behalf of weed, we spend quite a bit of time together. We don’t need you or your mom, and while we hope Mike WiLL is securing a hefty fucking bag for his work with you, we also could care less about your re-entry into rap. 

FREEWAVE Season is Approaching as Lucki Drops New Single

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It's been a couple of years since Chicago underground legend Lucki has ridden the Freewave, but the third installment is almost here. Freewave 1 and 2 are easily among Lucki's strongest work, and FW3 will act as his full-length follow-up to 2017's flawless Watch My Back project. Needless to say, fans are chomping at the bit.

 
 

Right at the close of 2018, Lucki finally fed them, releasing a new Chase the Money-produced single called "More Than Ever" across all streaming platforms. Lucki alternates between sounding like the angel and devil on your shoulder, which ultimately makes him so damn relatable. As Lucki's fanbase grows and other artists grow envious of his unique ability to connect on an emotional level with the listener, it will be interesting to hear how many jack his undeniably 1of1 style and delivery, similarly to what happened with fellow Chicagoan Valee.

If "More Than Ever" wasn't enough, the sinister sipper teased fans with a new Lonewolf-directed video for a possible second single called "Politics."

Flying Dog's Newest Craft Brew Ditches Alcohol for Weed

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As attempts by Big Alcohol to thwart widespread cannabis legalization have continued to fail, major alcohol companies and distributors have decided that they might as well try to grab their piece of the marijuana market share by developing infused products of their own.

But even smaller craft breweries are chomping at the bit to get in on the weed boom. Flying Dog Brewery, based in Maryland, tentatively entered into a partnership with Green Leaf Medical Cannabis to develop their new Hop Chronic IPA, which will be brewed with THC rather than alcohol. While Maryland state cannabis regulators must still approve production of the new infused beverage, there are plenty of similar products popping up from other breweries around the country and politicians won’t be able to hold them back for too long.

According to a 2017 study conducted by researchers at UConn and Georgia State University, cannabis legalization was causing up to a 15 percent decline in alcohol sales in some states.

 
 

In response to the possible changing of the guards when it comes to America’s true pastime, alcohol companies like Constellation Brands, the Fortune 500 behemoth behind brands like Corona, have been investing hundreds of millions of dollars into the cannabis industry.

If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em, right?

Wednesday Watchlist: New Videos from Rico Nasty, Lucki, Shoreline Mafia and More

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There's so much great new music right now that we couldn't keep it to just one for today's post. It's the middle of the week, hump day if you will, so the least we can do is provide you a soundtrack to carry you through until the weekend. So, spark one if you got one and hit play on this new fire.

Rico Nasty took the world by storm with her Nasty project last year, and she's maintaining momentum in 2k19 as well, as reports are that she and Kenny Beats have completed an entire collaborative tape together that we'll hear soon. For now, enjoy the Zach Fox-directed vide..err, Powerpoint presentation for Rico and Kenny's slap, "Sandy."

Speaking of Kenny Beats and Zach Fox, the highly anticipated video for their song "Square Up" dropped as well, and it's a motivational anthem for anyone who's sick of taking other people's shit. If you're hashtag DONE, then this should be on repeat.


Lucki's long-awaited Freewave 3 dropped a few days ago and the reviews are stellar so far. As usual, the Chicago underground star delivered a complete body of work, with longtime fans and new listeners alike unable to pick a consensus favorite song -- a great problem to have. Check out the album's opening track "Politics" and its accompanying Lonewolf-directed visuals.


California collective Shoreline Mafia experienced a meteoric rise last year, and they don't seem to be slowing down at all. Two of the four members, OhGeesy and Fenix Flexin, apply "Pressure" to the competition and doubters on their new single and video, which you can watch below.


Finally, fans have been loving Curren$y and Wiz Khalifa's 2009 album, the perfect blend of nostalgia and shiny new instant classics from the seasoned vets. While the longtime friends are crossing the country on tour, check out the visuals for "Forever Ball" off the new album and cop tickets to go see them live before they're all sold out.

New Haven's Myke Green Turns Up the Heat on "Grease"

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New Haven, Connecticut is traditionally known for world-class pizza, prestigious Yale University, and being a quick train ride from the Big Apple. But the city's exploding music scene is garnering a lot more attention than it has in the past -- and not just in CT, either.

Myke Green is one of the artists leading the pack for a burgeoning new epicenter of hip-hop in New England. The versatile vocalist can bar you up or croon you down, and with assistance from frequent collaborators like phenom producer Ian French and fellow artist Smilelilcrybaby, the future seems bright for Green and his city.

Gearing up to release his highly anticipated Deadboy project, Mykey has been letting loose a string of new singles and videos. The latest is "Grease," a quick masterclass in melody that will have you running it back for multiple listens, especially in the whip. The song features production from Purps of 808 Mafia and the video was shot by Al20cal. 

Former Blink-182 Frontman Tom DeLonge Used to Go on Baked Bigfoot Searches

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Remember Blink-182, the band who made a killing writing infectious pop-punk before splintering into a thousand side projects and continuing on without Tom DeLonge, the enigmatic singer-songwriter whose real passion was aliens all along?

Yeah, me too, they were great.

After Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba replaced DeLonge in Blink so they could go on to fulfill their Vegas residency destiny, Tom was free to pursue his Moby Dick -- but in this case, Moby Dick is the vast list of arguably fake creatures in the paranormal universe instead of a big ass whale.

Blink drummer Travis Barker went on The Joe Rogan Experience recently and told Rogan that DeLonge used to routinely go out on Bigfoot hunts while stopped in various cities on tour. The drumming legend also recalled that he and Tom would sit around searching the sky for UFOs (unidentified flying objects for all the non-believers out there).

“We used to get loaded and just look out the bus window [for UFOs],” Barker told Rogan. “and I used to do it with him — it was kind of a bonding experience.”

You should listen to the whole interview, but you can pick up the DeLonge conspiracy talk at 1:20:45 in the following video.

“He would even go as far as when we were on tour [to be] like, ‘Let’s go and fucking look for Bigfoot,’ Travis explained. “He would assemble a crew and they would go do it.”

I’ll give DeLonge aliens because they’re super real, but I don’t know about Bigfoot. That’s where it starts to look like the former rockstar is rebooting The X Files just for fun and casting himself as Mulder. 

“He never got me on one of those trips because that was just too fairytale for me,” added Barker. 

People are always saying stoners just sit on the couch all day. Here’s yet another example of why that’s bullshit, Tom DeLonge was out there getting baked and going on spirited hikes across the country. An inspiration, really.

Weed Website Offers Free Donations to Federal Employees Affected by Shutdown

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Many federal employees have been going through hell the past month or so during the government shutdown as they figure out how to get by while not getting paid.

Without steady paychecks, things like paying rent, buying groceries, and keeping the cellphone on become much more difficult, especially when you didn't see the wage stoppage coming.

Thankfully, a helping hand is reaching out to those affected in California. A website called BudTrader.com is offering to donate free cannabis products to government employees feeling the effects of the furlough. This generous campaign solves two issues, as it will be another bill that many California residents don't have to pay if they usually spend money on marijuana anyway, and it will drastically reduce their stress levels as they continue to weather the storm.

Though the 35-day government shutdown has ended with a temporary agreement to fund it again, the possibility of it closing again is still a clear and present danger, meaning California federal employees may need re-leaf once again.

There Are a Ton of New Emojis Coming But Still No Weed One

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Every year, the Unicode Consortium releases a batch update to their collection of emojis that dictate how the world texts for the next year. And every year, every stoner worldwide waits with bated breath to see if this is the year we finally get an official weed emoji. Well, this isn't our year... again.

If we've learned anything in the past few years as a culture, it's that representation matters. And frankly, I can't be the only one sick of using a maple leaf or a cloud of smoke to alert my friends that I'm burning down a blunt. We need a set of emojis of our own.

The 2019 release includes 230 new additions to the emoji library, including a waffle, a guide dog, butter, and a sloth, among many others.

I will say, there a few new emojis that stoners can add to their arsenal of slick animated weed metaphors. The new set of emojis includes a skunk and an onion, both of which could come in handy, I guess.

There's always next year.

A Decade Later, Wiz Khalifa and Curren$y Prove They're Still Top Shelf with New Album

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A lot has changed since Wiz Khalifa and Curren$y dropped the monumental How High mixtape in 2009, but a lot has also remained the same.

Wiz is still the king of laid back weed raps and Spitta is still one of the most prolific and hardworking emcees in all of hip-hop, delivering a staggering amount of music to ever-hungry fans throughout the years.

Through it all, the triumphs and the tribulation, their chemistry is still as potent as the top shelf weed they roll up. The pair released a new collaborative album aptly named 2009 last week, and while I was nervous it may not live up to my nostalgic expectations, I loved every minute of it. Sure, not every song will be a timeless classic, but it brought me right back to the basics: sitting on the couch, breaking up bud for the first smoke of the day, plotting on taking over the world.

This is true lifestyle music, and these are the quintessential lifestyle rappers, always showing their work so you can apply the blueprint to your own hustle.

With production from frequent collaborators Cardo, Harry Fraud, and Sledgren, plus features from Ty Dolla $ign and Problem, 2009 is sure to hold onto one of the six slots in your car's CD changer for quite a while -- if you still have one of those.

If NYC Legalizes Weed, Bodega Owners Want to Sell It

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As New York state lawmakers debate the merits of Governor Cuomo's proposed recreational cannabis framework, owners of some of the 15,000 bodegas in New York City want to make sure they get a piece of the action if the plan is approved.

And why shouldn't they? Many bodegas are community hubs in neighborhoods that were hit hardest by marijuana law enforcement over the years, so it only makes sense to give these businesses an equal opportunity to reap the benefits of legalization.

"All this money should not go to white-owned businesses," said Fernando Mateo of United Bodegas of America. "It should not go to corporate America. It should be shared with the underdogs."

Gov. Cuomo's plan calls for separate licenses to be issued to cannabis producers, distributors, and retail sale operations, preventing one company from blossoming into a monopoly that eats up the whole supply chain. Bodega owners want to ensure they're able to apply for retail licenses.

But some people are wary of allowing the corner stores to sell weed, fearing for the children that may come in and try to access the product.

"I think it's a bad idea, because if you're selling weed, you might sell it to younger kids, and that's definitely not a good thing," says Earl Thompson, a Bronx resident.

But Mateo thinks protections are already in place, as bodegas already sell products that are age-restricted.

"Right now we sell cigarettes, we sell beer - we are highly regulated. There is no reason why we cannot be included in the packaging, distribution, and sale of marijuana," Mateo added.

One potential downside from the bodega perspective would be the increased chance of robberies, but considering there were roughly 25,000 marijuana arrests in New York City in 2017-18, law enforcement should have a significant amount of extra time on their hands should the recreational measure pass the state legislature.

From a consumer standpoint, it only makes sense to have the place where my munchies take me at 2 AM also allow me to re-up on my weed supply. Smoke, sandwich, Snapple, repeat.

Paranoid Smoker is Correct About Fears For Once, Actually Sees Tiger

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We've all been there.

You're minding your own business, burning down a blunt, when all of a sudden you see something crazy. Nah, there's nothing there. You're just being paranoid, you tell yourself. Then you see it again. Can't be real. This kush hittin hittin.

Well, every stoner's worst nightmare became reality for one person in Houston, Texas this week.

Our anonymous weed-loving protagonist was about to enter an abandoned house to smoke the other day, an adventure many a stoner have conquered in their journeys. When he entered the bando, he thought he saw something insane, but quickly just attributed his hallucinations to the fire ass weed he was surely smoking.

But upon further review (read: rubbing his eyes a few times), he realized he wasn't having a vision. There was a motherfucking tiger in front of him. Like a whole jungle cat. In a garage. In Houston.

The man promptly called Houston police, which we don't typically recommend doing while you're baked out of your mind, but there is for sure an exception if you come across a tiger. When the cops showed up, they confirmed the man's story and laid eyes upon the magnificent beast.

And what an absolute unit this poor tiger was, weighing in at a whopping 1,000 lbs. The tiger was caged in the garage in what authorities called very poor conditions, looking very dehydrated and smelling of urine. Thankfully, the tiger will now be transferred to a facility that can properly care for him -- and hopefully, put him on a tiger treadmill.

So, happy ending for all involved, as the news didn't say anything about Houston Police giving the man who found the tiger any trouble about his admitted weed smoking or possession.

But I smoked this morning while reading this story and my paranoia started to kick in. Why was this tiger 1,000 lbs if nobody was there to feed it? Where were its owners? Holy shit, did this tiger escape its cage, eat like all 4 or 5 of the people living in this house, and then put himself back in the cage so nobody could pin the murders on him? The perfect crime, really. 

Former NFL Star Calvin Johnson One Step Closer to Opening Michigan Marijuana Dispensary

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On Thursday, former Detroit Lion wide receiver Calvin Johnson was unanimously approved for prequalification in his attempt to open a licensed medical marijuana dispensary in Michigan.

The surefire Hall of Famer and his business partners, including his wife Brittney, moved to the next stage of the process after the governing board voted 4-0 to approve the business, called the Michigan Community Collective as of now.

This was Johnson's second attempt at building a legal and licensed cannabis business in Michigan after his initial application for a grow operation and processing plant was denied in December of last year. The application was turned down because Johnson had unpaid minor traffic tickets that were roughly a decade old, but when Johnson learned of the past-due violations holding up his business, he took care of them right away.

Johnson joins a growing group of former professional athletes opening up legal cannabis ventures, as Joe Montana and Al Harrington, among others, have been quite successful in the field.

Though Johnson has his prequalification from the state, he'll still need to gain local approval in the city he chooses to open his new business.

Martha Stewart Is Going to Make Weed Products for You and Your Pets

After teaming up with Snoop Dogg on their successful show, Potluck Dinner Party, it was only a matter of time until marketing mogul Martha Stewart decided to try her green thumb in the cannabis industry.

The day has finally come.

And no, she won't be selling smokable wreaths or "pot-pourri." The magazine and television icon will be teaming up with Canopy Growth, the largest marijuana company in the world, to develop a line of high-end CBD products -- first for pets, and then eventually for their owners.

"I am delighted to establish this partnership with Canopy Growth and share with them the knowledge I have gained after years of experience in the subject of living," Stewart explained in a press release.

Shares of the umbrella corporation that oversees Stewart's brand and a host of others, Sequential Brands Group, were up 30 percent after the news broke. Apparently, shareholders had high hopes for the collaboration as well.

"As soon as you hear the name Martha, you know exactly who we're talking about," said Bruce Linton, Canopy Growth co-CEO. "Martha is one of a kind and I am so excited to be able to work alongside this icon to sharpen our CBD product offerings."

Canopy made headlines last year when Corona beer parent company Constellation Brands made a major investment in the company, signaling a shift in mentality of the "if you can't beat them, join them" variety. Canopy already partnered with Snoop in the past on his Leafs brand of cannabis.

We certainly wish Martha luck on her cannabis industry endeavors and can't wait until she starts selling human products we can try. Snoop, talk to your girl.

Do Your Homework For Once and Catch Up on Our Weekly Watchlist

Listen, we get it. There's a ton of new music that drops from all directions at all times. It's extremely difficult to keep up, that's no secret. But if we can do it, blunted out and busy as we are, then you certainly can, too. Just gotta believe in yourself, champ.

On that note, here are some new drops that have been stuck in rotation this week. Watch, listen, share, and act like you found it when it had no plays like everyone else does. You'll fit right in.

First up is one of the most whip-worthy bangers I've heard in a while, straight out of the deep south. Alabama sensation Luh Soldier dropped off a new video for "What Happened," which is exactly what I ask myself after I smoke a blunt and somehow end up at Zaxby's. If you weren't familiar with Luh Soldier before, you are now. Keep your ears peeled for more from the 19-year-old, going to be a huge year for him.

Next up is a fire new visual from Da$h, who always manages to come back with some dope shit even after seemingly staying out of the limelight for a while. The new video for "Usual" was shot entirely on an iPhone, so stop making excuses for why you haven't put out a new video in two years. You can find this track on his IS HE DEAD YET? EP, which came out last September and is also worth a listen during your next smoke session.

You should definitely already know this, but the actual true GOAT T-Pain dropped his highly anticipated new album 1UP last night and it's a must-listen front to back and back again. One of the most brilliant songwriters of our time or any other, T-Pain brings the heat on every single track, plus brings along a star-studded list of friends for the ride, with Lil Wayne, Flipp Dinero, Tory Lanez, and more all making great guest appearances. Instant classic.

Last year, a ton of people who had been sleeping on Key! for years finally figured out what the fuck was up. The Atlanta-native and underground legend teamed up with Kenny Beats for what would become one of the best albums of the year in 777, and the response was insane. Thankfully, we're still getting visual treatments to some of the album's most memorable cuts, as Key! just delivered a David Wept-directed video for "Famous." Whoa Kenny.

If Kodak's Dying To Live album wasn't enough for you, the infamous Project Baby is back with a new follow-up single and accompanying video for you greedy little gerbils. On "Pimpin Ain't Eazy," Kodak continues to flex his lyrical muscle and prove that he's one of the strongest young artists the genre's had in years. It's scary how effortless he makes it seem at times, and he just keeps getting better. Should be another huge year for the Florida artist, and we can't wait to listen.

Alex Wiley's New Album Tangerine Dream II is a Serious Vibe

Chicago artist Alex Wiley has been living in California on-and-off for a few years and you can certainly hear it in his music. His new album Tangerine Dream II is a tranquil slap -- if that's a thing.

 
 

Wiley has always possessed a unique ability to use melody and earworm lyricism to garner plenty of run-it-backs in your music player of choice. Play TD2 in order, as it's sequenced masterfully and takes you on a ride alongside Alex, riding the Metro Red Line train in LA, probably from North Hollywood to Union Station.

Things stay fairly mellow, giving you a chance to sit down and get settled before his verse on "Life Once" has you going "okay, OKAY, lemme gut this blunt and roll up real quick inside the hidden fortress that is my puffy coat."

 
 

Roll up my dope and then pass it around
You ain't heard of me, you should be askin' around, yeah
They wanna know what I'm laughin' about
I'm drinkin' sail, I'm passin' right out, yeah
What do you know? What do you think?
I'm right on the edge, I'm right on the brink
I just took a pledge to not even blink
No hesitation, no reservations
Never been basic, I live on Earth
This is a spaceship, fuck all the fake shit
Life's what you make it, what is it worth?
I hit the booth and I go berserk (Life once)
I hit up Saks Fifth, then cash on my shirt
I roll a blunt, then ash on my shirt (Life once)
Limited tools but I make it work, yeah

Forget the LoFi Chill Vibes Spotify playlist for once and let this truly captivating album soundtrack your day instead. You'll find yourself endeared to Wiley. "In the end, we're all in the same boat," he tells us on "Back to the Coast," a song where he readily admits making his way back to California for the superior shrubbery.

Wiley frequently collaborates with producer duo extraordinaire Hippie Sabotage, who show up on the album's closer, the infectious "Real Things." This song came out a while ago but it fits in with the overall vibe in the sense that you may find yourself humming it to yourself hours after the music has stopped.

Whole Foods CEO Says There's a Good Chance They'll Sell Cannabis Products

You can already get a lot of different items at Whole Foods, from groceries to health and wellness products to freshly made smoothies and coffee. Pretty soon, you may even be able to grab some weed while you're there if you believe what the company's CEO has to say.

While speaking at an event hosted by The Texas Tribune, Whole Foods head honcho John Mackey was asked whether the retail giant, now owned by Amazon, plans to begin selling alternative protein products like insects in the future. Mackey answered affirmatively to the bug grub question, and then also added a quick little note about another alternative product on the minds of many.

“If cannabis is ever passed in Texas, chances are good that grocery stores will be selling that too,” Mackey added. “You just never know what happens over time with markets. They change and evolve.”

Whoa, Johnny. Can't just throw that out there all willy nilly and not expect the nation to get excited about the prospect of weighing out some organically-grown premium kush at the same time they weigh out their macaroni and cheese and pizza "salad."

When asked if the high-end grocer would sell insects or weed products first, Mackey left it up to the powers that be.

 
 

“Let’s see what happens with the market and the government regulations over time,” he said.

Many retailers already carry hemp-based CBD products but the ability to sell items with whole-plant cannabis infused into them would be a gamechanger in the cannabis industry, where products currently must be sold from a licensed dispensary or delivery service, where legal.