It’s officially 4/20, and what better way to celebrate than with smoking songs? Each year, stoners, marijuana lovers, and cannabis advocates look forward to April 20th, what’s best known as the weed holiday. In cannabis culture, the term 4/20 is slang for “time to smoke,” which means 4:20 pm is the go-to appointed time to spark up.
Of course, hip-hop and weed go hand-in-hand. Most recently, Wiz Khalifa celebrated the 10-year anniversary of Kush & Orange Juice, one of his most critically-acclaimed projects to date. The timeless tape features 20 tracks of smoking anthems, made from one of rap’s biggest smokers himself. Songs like “Still Blazin,” “Up,” and “In The Cut” ensure instant nostalgia for simpler and better times. Thanks to the Taylor Gang founder, we’re able to celebrate 4/20 all year round.
Baller Alert has compiled their Top 10 tracks for this years 4/20, which in actuality should be celebrating all month long. April 2020 = 4/20, and we’re here for it!
1. Ludacris – “Blueberry Yum Yum”
Ludacris had every listener contact high with his 2008 hit single “Blueberry Yum Yum.” This is a weed song if there ever was one! “Get your lighters roll that sticky, let’s get high.” Blueberry Yum Yum sounds like a dank yogurt flavor… now imagine smoking it. Yes please.
2. Wiz Khalifa – “Still Blazin”
This literally starts out: “Why can’t everyone just smoke like me? Just gimme a quiet place and lemme roll my weed.” Wiz is the weed god, and we all aspire to be on his level of smoking. Honestly, this is just one out of a million smoking songs from the Taylor Gang founder, but it’s a KEEPER!
3. Afroman – “Because I Got High”
If you know, you know. This carefree, feel-good anthem reminds you that life is okay, and getting high is fun. Regardless of what you have to do for the day, sometimes you just need a smoke break. With the recent resurgence of marijuana legalization across the States, it’s only right to bring this record back.
4. Redman & Method Man – “How High”
Who wouldn’t want to get stoned with Redman and Method Man? Let’s be real. How high can you get so you can touch the sky? When Meth says, “excuse me as I kiss the sky,’ that was inspired by Jimi Hendrix’s “Purple Haze.” This record was so fire, they had to make a “How High Pt. 2”!
5. Lil Wayne – “Kush”
“And we smoke that kush! And we ball like swoosh…” Lil Wayne is the GOAT, period. This is a timeless hit that you can bump any time, anywhere. We can only aspire to be as high at Weezy F. Baby. We can only suggest getting the highest quality flower to blaze to with this in the background.
6. Styles P – “Good Times (I Get High)”
Every day, Styles P needs an ounce and a half! The New York spitter reminds audiences all across the world the benefits of marijuana, and the healing power it contains. For someone who hails from the hood, The Lox shares how weed numbs the pain for the better.
7. Kid Cudi – “Up, Up, and Away”
“Day ‘N’ Nite” by Kid Cudi is a sure contender, but “Up, Up and Away” takes you into another dimension. In a world full of societal pressures and undeniable judgment, the Cleveland rapper reminds us that life is too short to worry or trip about the small things.
8. Luniz – “I Got 5 On It”
Flashback to when we were kids and singing this song without knowing it was about weed. The chorus “I got five on it, messin’ with that Indo weed. I got five on it, it’s got me stuck, and I’m tore back. I got five on it, partner let’s go half on a sack.” If you’re smoking alone (which you probably are because of quarantine), no need to share!
9. Bone Thugs N Harmony – “Weed Song”
This song is literally made for 4/20. The vibe, the lyrics, the inspiration… “Weed Song” makes you forget all your troubles and get lifted. The legendary rap group has had much success with a slew of hits under their belt, but this record was made for stoners. Even the visual bringing it back to 2009 showcases the positive benefits of marijuana. Chill out and smoke one!
10. Cypress Hill – “Hits From The Bong”
Remember when bong rips were the shit? Maybe in college when your bong was your best friend, or when your friend accidentally shattered your favorite glass piece. Cypress Hill brings us back to those good days, where getting high meant less worries and simpler times.
11. Dr. Dre ft. Snoop Dogg, Kurupt, Nate Dogg – “The Next Episode” (We had to add this banger)
“Smoke weed erryday!” This song is a classic, and the absolute perfect anthem to celebrate 4/20. Rest in peace to the late Nate Dogg, who’s voice will forever be remembered for eternity. If you’re feeling yourself on 4/20, put this on in the background and make some new memories.