25 essential songs about marijuana
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25 essential songs about marijuana

You know what day it is… And for those of you who don’t, well, 4/20 isn’t just another day. It’s probably one of the best days for those who choose to partake in smoking marijuana. April 20th has now become an institution, and all institutions need a playlist. From Afroman to ScHoolboy Q, we’ve got you covered.

Marijuana inspires plenty of artists across genres. There’s stoner rock, stoner rap—even stoner jazz music. Essentially, you can blaze it to anything. However, there are a few classics and modern bangers that stand out as some of the best songs to light up to.

Weed has played a significant role in shaping the culture of hip-hop, influencing everything from lyrical content to the wild aesthetic. Since its emergence in the 1970s, the genre has been intertwined with the cannabis culture, with numerous artists openly celebrating and promoting its use.

In hip-hop lyrics, references to marijuana are abundant, serving as a symbol of rebellion, relaxation, creativity, and unity within the community. Artists like Snoop Dogg, Cypress Hill, and Wiz Khalifa are renowned for their unabashed embrace of cannabis culture. The sticky herb has influenced the production and sound of the genre.

The laid-back, mellow vibes associated with the drug have inspired producers to create beats that reflect its calming effects. From the smooth, jazzy samples of the 1990s to the atmospheric trap beats of today, marijuana’s influence can be heard in the sonic landscape.

Whether you’re on the hunt for the perfect playlist to toke up to or you simply want to keep that 4/20 energy with you all day long, there are plenty of essential songs about marijuana to keep in your back pocket.

Of course, there are the classics like ‘Because I Got High’ and ‘How to Roll a Blunt’, but there are also plenty of newer jams like A$AP and Schoolboy Q teaming up for ‘PMW (All I Really Need)’ or Doja Cat’s ‘So High’. Especially on a day for celebrating weed in all its glory, it can be good to have a bit of an eclectic mix to lean on.

So whether you’re all about the classics or you’re ready for something new, there are plenty of great songs about weed that you can bump while you hit the pen or roll the perfect blunt. Here are just a few of those songs to get you started.

25 essential songs about marijuana:

  • ‘I Wanna Get High’ – Cypress Hill
  • ‘Take Two And Pass’ – Gang Starr
  • ‘Because I Got High’ – Afroman
  • ‘Sticky Green’ – Devin the Dude, Scarface
  • ‘Good Times’ – Styles P
  • ‘Weed in LA’ – The Koreatown Oddity
  • ‘How to Roll a Blunt’ – Redman
  • ‘PMW (All I Really Need)’ – A$AP Rocky, ScHoolboy Q
  • ‘Smoke Buddah’ – Redman
  • ‘So High’ – Wiz Khalifa, Ghost Loft
  • ‘iBETiGOTSUMWEED’ – ScHoolboy Q
  • ‘Broccoli’ – Shelley FKA DRAM, Lil Yachty
  • ‘Marijuana’ – Kid Cudi
  • ‘Dr. Greenthumb’ – Cypress Hill
  • ‘The Next Episode’ – Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg
  • ‘Get Em High’ – Kanye West, Talib Kweli, Common
  • ‘Blow My High (Members Only)’ – Kendrick Lamar
  • ‘So High’ – Doja Cat
  • ‘Purple Swag’ – A$AP Rocky
  • ‘James Joint’ – Rihanna
  • ‘Plug Walk’ – Rich The Kid
  • ‘High All The Time’ – 50 Cent
  • ‘Budda’ – Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
  • ‘Indica’ – Son Kuma
  • ‘Sativa’ – Jhené Aiko, Swae Lee