From the west coast to the east, hip-hop and weed have gone hand in hand since the art form’s inception. There are plenty of artists — and even more songs — proclaiming the virtues and joys of Mary Jane. From Cypress Hill to Dr. Dre and, of course, Snoop Dogg, a list of weed-loving hip-hop artists is a virtual hall of fame. These may not all be about weed specifically, but here are some of our favorite classic hip-hop hits for your next smoke session.
“I Got 5 on It” by Luniz ft. Michael Marshall
Every seasoned stoner has been there — you want to buy a sack, but you don’t have quite enough cash on your own. The solution? Go in on a bag with your buddies. This jam from Luniz is a celebration of the good times you can have even when your flow is low.
“SpottieOttieDopaliscious” by OutKast
OutKast is southern rap — plain and simple. This track is a thick chronic cloud on a humid summer night in Atlanta for your ears.
“Gin and Juice” by Snoop Dogg
THE classic west coast party anthem. Whether you’re smokin’ indo, or you’ve just got your mind on your money, Snoop’s got you covered.
“This D.J.” by Warren G
A classic hip-hop cut from Warren G’s incredible "Regulate…G Funk Era," this track is so, so smooth. There’s nothing better to blast while your Pioneer speakers bump and you smoke on a pound.
“Juicy” by The Notorious B.I.G.
We’ve repped the west coast, now it’s time for the east. The quintessential neighborhood-kid-proves-everyone-wrong-and-takes-over-the-rap-game track, this song put Biggie on the map and made him a household name. It’s still a perfect track to kick back and blaze to.
“Can I Kick It?” by A Tribe Called Quest
Yes you can. Q-Tip has a smoother flow than just about any other rapper on the planet. His mellow delivery mixed with Phife Dawg’s gruff delivery and a dash of a Lou Reed sample all adds up to one amazing song.
“So What’cha Want?” by the Beastie Boys
The original party rappers came correct when they released this track. Everyone — literally everyone — can recognize that opening keyboard line. Toss in the psychedelic music video and the entire experience is taken to another level.